I know many people are going to suggest working in LTC before a hospital for the simple fact that most hospitals won't hire you without experience. Here is the thing, I have applied EVERYWHERE..maybe not as many nursing homes but that is just because there isn't a lot of jobs posted for them. I've applied at Jewish, Baptist East, and Nortons over a billion times. I contacted a recruiter and floor manager from Norton's and they can't even take two minutes to write an e-mail or call and say yes or no to job openings. I even applied the The Brooks Hospital for a Mental Health Associate position. Everyone has to start somewhere but no one will give me a chance. I feel like it's a game with the hospitals.."It's her third time calling! twenty more to go and we'll call her back" If anyone has any suggestions, I'm up for anything. Just please no rude comments because I know I am venting.