I graduated in May 2012 with an ASN in the top 15 of my class with honors. I have applied to multiple hospitals, searched local nursing organizations to join, signed up for volunteering, and the list goes on and on. I am well aware that this is becoming more and more common for new graduates, but what can I do to keep my sanity because I am just about out of hope!? I've applied for residency programs, internships, rural jobs, LTC facilities/nursing homes, jobs hours away (willing to live in a hotel) volunteering opportunities and am moving up to my next college degree. I keep my dean of my nursing program in touch and shes doing her best to help me out, but shes just as baffled as I am. If you were me, what would you do? Get any job to help pay the bills/student loans or just keep applying and wait for a phone call? The majority of the hospitals I have applied for, turned me down BEOFRE I ever got an interview. I'm only 23 and worked during the summers out of school, so that's all that I can use as "experience". . . . I really just wanted to set up this forum for my fellow "baby nurses" searching all over for ANYTHING. And I would love anyone's input!