Thank you for your posts. To answer some of the questions: Yes, I have passed my boards. I have tried indeed, all the hospitals in NE GA, amedysis wants experience and I have been warned that home care isn't a very good choice for new grads. I would be open to trying to get a position at a SNF but I am unfamiliar with the area ...anyone have any suggestions in the ATL / NE GA area? Moving is not an option nor is continuing education/certifications because I literally have zero financial resources at the moment...I lost my job as a tech the second I passed the NCLEX. The hospital I worked for wouldn't allow me to continue as a tech if I was an RN, but I couldn't get a job as an RN if I wasn't licensed. My family has had a tragic couple of months which lead us to move from AZ to GA...we are living with the in laws who are also struggling. I have looked hesitantly into corrections but most of the posts I've seen want experience. I have also applied to psych hospitals. I have been considering going into the units to get some face time with managers but wasn't sure how appropriate this was. I have tried calling the hospitals to speak with recruiters but now-a-days it's nearly impossible to get through the menu and speak to a human.
Being new to the area puts my at a huge disadvantage. I don't know anyone and I don't know the facilities. I would love if any of you who are familiar with ATL/NE GA could lead me in the right direction. Where are the surgery clinics and where do they post positions? What physician office's do you know of that use RNs? And to those who have more experience than I do: Is it inappropriate to show up unexpectedly at a manager's office?
As a final note, I don't think having a high GPA makes me better or smarter than everyone else, I don't think it's an automatic in and I absolutely know I have a lot of learning left to do..I was simply stating that I worked hard in school, I worked hard as a tech and I thought that experience and competence would lead to an interview (after 200+ applications) at the very least. I have been applying to jobs since March. I have revised and revised my resume and cover letter and I do change them for each position.