Hi, I have been trying to figure out what I should do if I miss out on a grad program. Is it possible to register as an enrolled nurse and try and get a start that way? I am not sure I can work as a registered nurse without the support of a grad program. I will be applying far and wide, I will go rural and interstate. The advice I usually read is try rural but if you can offer some specific advice I would be grateful. I will also work as an assistant in nursing but I am worried that I will forget all I have learnt about administering medications. In turth I am worried that all the things I have learnt will be lost if I can't get a nursing job in the first year.