Hello!! I am new to allnurses.com and I not used to posting on any type of forum or blog but I thought I would give it a shot! I have been on allnurses for the past 3 hrs just reading threads and trying to find some sort of common ground or answers to the many questions I have. Hopefully there are some wonderful people out there that can chime in and give me some advice/encouragement or anything that may help, because I am sure that there are many of you that are in my same position or know/known someone in my position before. Here's my story..... I graduated from an accelerated BSN program August 2010, and received my license in November 2010. Since then I have been doing the good ol' job hunt thing and it is now April 2011. I am becoming extremely discouraged!!!
I have applied for so many positions that I have lost count and I have only been on one interview (which was a huge recruiting event so there were probably 100's of interviews that weekend) and did not land a position. I have only applied at hospitals, beginning to look into LTC facilities. I currently live in Cleveland Ohio and have been thinking about relocating but not even sure where to begin! Other than just filling applications out online and talking to a nurse recruiter for particular hospitals, are there other routes of action I could take? I am not even sure what else to do other than keep applying and waiting? This is all very new to me still and would love to get some advice! I have been reading some forums about RN Residency programs. I am not too familiar with them. Do they take you if you already have graduated and have your license? How would one find out about these programs? ahh I know so many questions, I could go on forever! If anyone is willing to help and give some advice it would be greatly appreciated! I have been beating myself up over getting an RN position since I have had my license! Thanks!!!!!!!!