I recently graduated with my BSN from a school in St. Louis. I passed boards in January '12 and I relocated to Tampa, Florida. For every application I fill out and every HR department that I visit, I seem to get the same response, "We do not hire new nurses." I can understant that to a degree. However, I also have a BS in Psychology and 10 years of experience as a EMT medic in the Air Force. Not to mention, I was selected during nursing school to do research and study abroad to Africa and teach about HIV. During my military time, I worked in Labor and Delievery and was deployed as a combat medic. I have tons of experience in nursing, just not under a RN license. Does anyone have any advice on how to get a job at a hospital here in Tampa if they only go off your time as a "RN"???