Hello! I started out in SNFs because I graduated from nursing school in 2009. I'd completed a nurse externship program at the VA hospital in Phoenix, but 3 months before graduating school, they started a hiring freeze. The hiring freeze continued at all hospitals in Phoenix for new grads. So I have continued my career in SNFs for four years. The pay is good & good experience. Now I've recently moved to California(west LA) and want to branch back into the hospitals.But I'm becoming frustrated, because the nurse recruiters keep rejecting me saying I have no "acute care" experience! How do I get my foot in the door? I keep applying for medsurg positions, but no calls.