I am a recent ADN-RN graduate (May 2010) and have yet to find a job, or even have an interview. I have read posts from all around the country and have noticed that many people are having the same issue. It is a shame. Every news article gives false hope, advertising a "nursing shortage" when so many new nurses are liscensed and eager. Every day I hear "did you get a job yet?", "Everyone is looking for nurses", "You'll definitely have job security". I work at a coffee shop, and I'm a liscensed RN. I want to work, and I want experience. Pay isn't even a factor. I decided to go to nursing school
because I have a passion for healthcare, medicine, and science. I would talk about how much I enjoyed nursing school and encouraged many people to pursue a nursing degree. I don't anymore. There WILL be a nursing shortage in the coming years, because no one will go to school if they can't get a job. New grads are becoming jaded, stressed, and broke. I have faith a job will come eventually, and I really hope it rekindles my love for nursing. Good luck to all of the new grads!! We've worked so hard.