When considering a job change in the field of nursing, take the time to do some preparation before leaving your current role and seeking out a new one.

First, look for opportunities in your area that are currently available. Placement agencies can be a great place to find open positions that could be a better fit for your skills. Take the time to look over your finances, and to be sure that your budget can handle the transition between jobs.

You’ll likely be seeking a job that pays just as much or more than your current one, so money may not be an issue. Get your resume out, dust if off, and edit it to include the most recent and relevant information.

By planning ahead, you’ll have an advantage when it comes time to apply and interview for a new job in nursing.