Can you advise this student nurse?
“I’m in third year, finishing this summer. At the start of the year I felt like we were all in the same boat, we didn’t know how we were going to get our first nursing jobs – we even joked about how we just couldn’t imagine someone wanted to hire us!
“But all of a sudden, my classmates are being offered interviews and one or two of them have even been offered posts already. I didn’t realise anyone was seriously applying.
“There’s months until we qualify so I thought we had loads of time but now I’m suddenly feeling like I’ve left it too late. I worry that we’ll finish the course and everyone will go off and start their careers except me.
“Suddenly it feels like we’re no longer in the same boat, but competing for jobs.
“I know the obvious answer is to just start applying but I’m completely stumped on what to say in my application. I just don’t have anything to make me stand out!
“So, maybe this is a stupid question, but how on earth do you get your first nursing job?”
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