Hi, I'm a new graduate from a associate nursing program in the northeast. I have begun my job search
, and I am getting discourged. I graduated at the top of my class and have great referances, but since I have no previous experience in the healthcare field, I am passed over for candidates who have experience as aides, etc. I really desire a hospital position, but I am worried that none will give me a chance. Some say I will have to take a position in long term care, (which isn't what my interest is, I want to do acute care) to get started in nursing. I would like to ask what other nurses think about what my chances are at getting a hospital position, and for any advice or interviewing tips that might be helpful in getting my foot in the door. Thanks.