What to do between graduation and residency?

by SUrBgirl (New) New

Specializes in BA, MBA, currently pursuing ABSN.

I am in the final semester of my ABSN program. I end in April but most residencies do not start until July. Besides studying for the NCLEX, what do most people do during that time? I currently work one day a week in the ED as a tech but am unsure if they will allow me to continue once I graduate (especially since I am not planning to do a residency there). I would love to take a break but need money and don't want to let my skills get rusty.. I am considering waiting tables but just wondered if there was some special limbo place that we fit during that time.


Specializes in Occupational Health Nursing. Has 4 years experience. 102 Posts

Standard advice: apply everywhere and see who calls back. Or if you want, find a new hobby. 


Honyebee, CNA

Specializes in Customer service. Has 1 years experience. 420 Posts

I will see my family and friends. As a CNA, I'm generating 21-34/hour. I love it.  I work for an agency nowadays. It works best for my school. 


Edited by Honyebee