Though nursing majors take similar academic schedules, you are individuals. One of the challenges of the job search is to show who you are and what you offer that is unique in comparison to what someone with the same course background offers. However, when you take time to reflect on who you are, what you want to do and the environment in which you want to do it in, it becomes easier. You are unique and have a different perspective on the world and the nursing profession than anyone else. The well-prepared job searcher communicates that unique perspective in all aspects of his or her job search – through written communications like the resume and cover letter and in-person, when interviewing.
As you move through your career search, we have compiled resources to help you. Maximize your results by utilizing the resources contained on this site.
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Out-of-Hospital Nurse Residency
A Program for Rutgers BS in Nursing Students
The Out-of-Hospital residency is a 12-month program designed to promote nursing careers in non-hospital settings for Rutgers School of Nursing graduates. There is no charge to participate. Learn More.
Externships offer nursing students the opportunity to gain practical experience prior to graduation. View Externships »
The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) will soon be accepting applications for the 2018-2020 cohort. Please circulate the flyer below to make students aware of this extraordinary opportunity.
Emerging from the legacy Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Program, the NCSP is a two-year research training fellowship to educate nurses and physicians together to serve as leaders, researchers, and change agents in health care, community health, and public policy. This interprofessional training allows Scholars to engage in team-based approaches and learn to innovate together to help shape the future of health and health care.
The NCSP, in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, currently has training sites at the University of California, Los Angeles; University of Michigan; University of Pennsylvania; and Yale University.
May 1, 2017 Application opens
August 1, 2017 Application deadline
July 1, 2018 Cohort 2018-2020 enters