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Career Planning Timeline for Bachelor's Program

Career Timeline

It is never too soon to start planning for your career in nursing.  Even new nursing students can take steps to enhance their career development and to prepare for their job search.  Bachelor's students are encouraged to use the following timelines to help with career preparation and to make their job search easier.

Summer-Accelerated BS Timeline

Item/Goal Description

Recommended Dates

Attend Career Resource Workshop

June

Start Career Binder

June - July

Attend How to Prepare for a Career Fair Workshop

November

Start to prepare resume—have available for JHUSON Career Day

November

JHUSON Career Day

December

Continue to update resume. Start to consider possible areas (units as well as geographical) where you would like to work.

December - January

Start making contacts at hospitals about the best time to apply for new grad positions (be sure to clarify you are not applying for summer internships/externships or CNA positions)

December - January

Continue to update resume. Start applying! Note: You will have more opportunities if you are flexible with area of specialty or region.

March - May

Fall-Accelerated BS Timeline

Item/Goal Description

Recommended Dates

Attend Career Resource Workshop

 

Start Career Binder

 

Attend How to Prepare for a Career Fair Workshop

 

Start to prepare resume—have available for JHUSON Career Day

 

JHUSON Career Day

 

Continue to update resume. Start to consider possible areas (units as well as geographical) where you would like to work.

 

Start making contacts at hospitals about the best time to apply for new grad positions (be sure to clarify you are graduating in December)

 

Continue to update resume. Start applying! Note: You will have more opportunities if you are flexible with area of specialty or region.

 

Traditional BS Timeline

Item/Goal Description

Recommended Dates

Academic Year 1 (September - May)

Attend Career Resource Workshop

September

Start Career Binder

September - October

Attend How to Prepare for a Career Fair Workshop

November

Prepare resume for Career Day for summer opportunities

November

JHUSON Career Day

December

Start making contacts at hospitals about the best time to apply for summer opportunities (be sure to clarify you are applying for summer internships/externships or CNA positions)

December - January

Continue to update resume. Start applying!!

March - May

Academic Year 2 (September - April)

Prepare resume for fall Career Day

October - November

JHUSON Career Day

December

Begin to consider possible areas (units as well as geographical) where you would like to work

December - January

Start making contacts at hospitals about the best time to apply for new grad positions (be sure to clarify you are graduating and interested in full-time employment—not summer employment)

January

Continue to update resume. Start Applying!
Note: You will have more opportunities if you are flexible with area of specialty or region.

February - April

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