I sent you a private message and I don't know if you received it because I am not the most computer savy person in the world.
First and foremost congradulations on graduating from your program that is truely the biggest accomplishment here. You are a nurse, after doing that. Soon, you will be able to sit for boards again, and there will be plenty of jobs out there waiting just for you. Follow you heart with what you want to do with your nursing career!!!! Don't ever forget WE NEED YOU! I know you are a great nurse.
One of my best friends, who acutually was my roomate when she went to nursing school
, failed her boards the first time around. She too was devastated, she was working at a long term care facility and chose to go back to bartending before retaking her boards. To make a long story short, failing boards was the best thing that ever happened for her, because she took the boards again, applied to an area hospital, (which she was afraid to do right out of school) and now she runs an ICU and is a very good manager and nurse.
Welcome to our profession, good luck to you!!! I look forward to seeing your post in a few months that you have passed and are talking about your exciting new job!!!!!!