thanks for your positive words.
to you i say, don't allow yourself to get frustrated
. keep looking for a job. also, acute care and ltc are not the only places for nurses to work. remember
to look to your city government (public health) as well as state and federal government for nursing positions. many times, people forget about these and miss out on opportunities. the federal government does not list their nursing positions as "new grad" so you will need to be careful and really read the job description/qualifications. as a new grad, the federal government also allows you 6 months from your hire date to complete your nclex. this will be written in the job posting and will let you know that they are accepting new graduates in the position.
i'm not sure where you live, but i recently read an article that identified several states that are in need of nurses. they are arizona, california, idaho, texas and utah. out of curiosity, i did check some of the hospitals in these states to see what types of positions they had and they do in fact have job postings for nurses with a minimum of experience
(new grad, less than one year
, etc.). if you don't live in these states and would consider moving, try submitting an online application. give it a try.
december is just around the corner. most hospitals will begin posting new grad positions in order to bring the new graduates on board. be patient, i think the economy will slowly begin to change and more positions will be posted for new grads/nurses with less than 12 months experience.