I'm finally an RN, where are the jobs?

  1. Okay, so I've done it. I worked full-time while attending nursing school and being a mom. I graduated with honors, I passed the NCLEX on the first try. (75 questions). Horray for me! But, where are the jobs? So far I've applied for about 50 positions and not one call back. I am becoming depressed thinking that I may never find an RN position. With my husband's job and our home, we are unable to relocate. I've tried hospitals, home health agency's, nursing homes, and even a flu clinic. I've read so many posts about people in similar positions such as mine.

    Nursing is my passion. It is what I am good at. This is what I want to do. But no one is taking new graduates without any experience.

    I'm fortunate to have a good job but, I am not doing what I want to be doing. Does anyone have any suggestions? How can I make myself more marketable. I'm almost in tears.
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  3. by   roma4204
    Which region of FL are you in?
  4. by   Gaga4googoos
    I'm in the greater Miami/Ft Lauderdale Area.
  5. by   roma4204
    I hear new grad jobs are hard to find down there. I would stick it out or move into nearby areas. Since you have a job now I stay keep looking and be picky since you can be!
  6. by   missE
    what nearby areas would you suggest?
  7. by   ioranisce
    We're on the same boat. Sent out applications everyday only to be turned down because of no experience.