pretty good plan flobrn... i'm going to try that also, here is the site:
i'm glad there are a few people that understand what we are going through with this job search
problem... against my better judgement, i have been one of those people that have applied for jobs that just say 'experience preferred'. but i have had countless people tell me (mostly rns that came out of school 5 yrs ago that had 5 offers before their nclex): they say "apply to job posting no matter what it says, call hr everyday" etc...
i haven't called them and bugged any hr/nursing recruiters, but i have no doubt that 100's of people in our situation are.
and apply at ltacs? nursing homes? etc?... yes, i'm pretty sure after a few months of striking out at hospitals most of us are doing that or have done that. this is simply a supply/demand problem... every facility still needs nurses, but today, most facilities don't consider new grads as even being nurses and there just aren't enough new grad programs to accommodate all of us (and the 100's that are graduating every semester in arizona)