I did it! I finished nursing school this past Dec. and passed the dreaded NCLEX-RN on Feb. 20th but I just don't understand; where are all the jobs?! I live in South Florida, West Palm Beach to be exact, and every hospital in my area has positions posted looking for RNs but all I've received is rejection email after rejection email. Some as soon as 45min after posting an application. I unfortunately have no medical background other than my clinical experiences during nursing school. Could this be what's holding me back?
Some of the hospitals in my area had new grad programs that are now completely full and one hospital will only accept new grads with a BSN. I just don't understand. I'm willing to work on any floor, any shift but it looks as though if you have no experience, they don't want you. How am I supposed to gain the experience in the first place? I'm focused & won't let this deter me from my goal of being a great nurse for both my patients & family!
Any ideas or recommendations are greatly appreciated.