Hi, I'm sort of new to allnurses. I've been lurking in the background for months now. A little history on me...I graduated 2/2006, passed boards 5/2006. I had to wait until this month (August) to begin looking for a nursing job because I had my children who live in Texas visiting me here in Florida. I only see them once or twice a year and figured it would be best to wait until after their visit this summer to begin my search for a nursing job. Simply because with kids who like to argue and occasionally fight it would be best to wait to transition into a new career. Anyway, I've begun my search. With the nursing shortage I figured it would be easier than what it is to find a job. No one wants to hire me because I don't have any nursing experience. I've been working my current job doing data entry for over 6 yrs now. I thought that at the very least this would show that I don't hop from job to job and that I have some stable job history. My only experience is from nursing school
. I want to start out with a skilled nursing facility, I would love to get into home health. Anyone have any ideas of what I may be doing wrong or what I could be doing to get a job? I feel like I'm at a dead end road here. How can I get experience if no one will give me the chance? I'm scared I'm going to forget everything I learned in school if I don't use the information I learned. Help!