Since I was young I always knew I was destined to work in emergency medicine. After getting 1 degree, I returned to school for a BSN. My nursing career goals have always been to pursue a career in emergency nursing, I graduated August 2011. Here's the problem: I live in a small town with only 1 hospital. I knew I probably needed more experience to obtain an ER position, so I have applied for numerous other positions at this hospital trying to get my foot in the door and get further experience. Actually, I've applied for EVERY RN position open since I graduated. And every single time, I get a rejection letter within 3 days of submitting my application. I don't know what to do! I have BLS, PALS, ACLS, TNCC certifications. I have gotten a job at an urgent care clinic to gain "emergency" experience. I have gone in and spoke with the dept manager. I have amazing references. And, my application is still rejected over and over again. Any advice on landing this position?! I am at a loss for what to do next!
Thanks in advance for any advice!