I am about to graduate with my BSN in May 2010 and am very interested in working with the IHS. I have been in contact with at least one nurse recruiter but did not receive very useful information. I am wondering if anyone knows if it is possible for a grad nurse to get a job with the IHS. A lot of the applications state they need 52 weeks experience, but I am wondering if my clinical experience in school could count or if they are in such great need for nurses that they will take a grad nurse. Secondly, I am wondering if this will even be a good place to start working ie if they have good orientation programs if they have them at all at IHS hospitals. I am looking at the Southwest region, specifically Arizona but am open to other SW states. If anyone has any experience with grad nurses working for the IHS I would greatly appreciate it.