I moved to MD thinking I would have no problem gaining employment as a new graduate. I am disheartened by what I have found. This is not my first career nor my first degree. I passed the NCLEX have over 10 years of case management skills and am very eager to gain employment to enhance my nursing skills. The job market wants BSN in which I would love to obtain but I would like to have some work history first before signing up for school again. Most of the employers are not even acknowledging my past work history. They are too busy asking that I have at least two years of nursing experience to even apply for a job. Did I just make the biggest mistake of my life? I thought I was coming into a profession that would greet me with open arms instead I find the door close with a sign that says you need not apply unless you have a BSN or two years of work experience as a R.N. We don't care that you were a Social Worker in your past life. Please help me find an organization willing to take on a people's person Nurse!!!