Does anyone know if there are any upcoming nurse job fairs in southeastern michigan at either colleges, universities, or area hospitals? Some that I recently attended have wanted nurses with 1 or 2 years of experience and turned us new grads away, saying "We're looking for nurses that have at least 1 to 2 years of experience." They made me feel like, as a new grad, that I have the plague or something. At first I was stunned as they said this, then angry as I was turned away (like us new grads were "A dime a dozen"), and then sad and depressed. I, along with many new grads have worked hard to get our nursing degrees and license along with sacrificing alot. It just made me feel that those people didn't give a **** about our hard work in pursuit to becoming an RN. As I was driving home, I felt sad--very sad. I'm trying not to take it personally and to keep my head up. But some days it's just really hard. Anyways, so if anyone knows of any upcoming fairs or open houses that may be looking to hire new grads in addition to those that have experience, I'd appreciate it if you could let myself and other new grads know. There's got to be some hospital willing to hire us new grads and let us prove ourselves!! Thanks for letting me vent all of this!!!