I need to vent my frustration a little bit and see if anyone has any advice for me. I graduated from Ivy Tech back in December and am working on my BSN at IUPUI, with the expectation of graduating in August 2012. I have applied to OVER 100 jobs since passing boards in January with NOTHING!!! I don't understand what the deal is. It has been 6 months since I graduated and I had expected to find something by now. I can't even get a call. I am so frustrated hearing that everyone is getting a job or already has a job because they were lucky enough to know someone in a hospital that was able to "get them in". I am not fortunate enough to know anyone in a hospital that could help me out. Another thing that I am so frustrated about is the fact that through the entire time at school, I helped out EVERYONE with as much as I could, never asking for anything in return, it was just what I did. I spent a good 6-10 hours on the study guides alone each week that I made and gave them to everyone just to help out. Thats just who I am. Now, I have asked a few people that I went to school with to see if they could help me possibly get a job, or just put a good word in for me but apparently people don't return kindness. Anyway, I am just looking for some advise, words of encouragement, something to help me through this because I feel like I am about to go crazy. I NEVER imagined that it would be this difficult to find a job. Oh, and for the whole "nursing shortage" that is constantly being advertised....what a joke!