I am currently still in school for ADN in about 6 months to go until graduation and I have been starting to research possible new grad jobs. I know that most people have a preference of what they want to do when they graduate and my preference right now is public health nursing. I realize that it is not always possible to start out with what you want and I am ok with that and have been looking around at other potential starting points. After my first med/surg rotation I never thought I would want to do that but I realize beggars can't be choosers either so am willing to put my time in where I can gain the experience required while hopefully furthering my education. As I look around at areas that interest me such as public health, home health, or even correctional nursing the overwhelming response is "get your time in med/surg first", this leads me to believe that is the traditional starting spot for new grads. This leads me to the new grad dilemma, those positions in med/surg in the hospitals around this area also are stating you need to have 1-2 years professional nursing experience.... Any suggestions on where to look next or should I disregard the experience and apply anyway once I get to that point. Thanks for your input.