I swear being a new graduate RN is both a blessing and a curse. You work so hard to get through nursing and to pass your boards and then when you do, you think you can start your career and everything will be perfect. How wrong I was. Never did I think Id be waiting 7 months struggling to get my 'foot in the door' . I feel so discouraged and have learned that managers today are very unsympathetic to new graduates who desperately need experience but don't have any to show for it. I don't mean to go off on a rant but its blows my mind how these nurse managers who have been working for years are so oblivious to the struggle it is to get experience. How do you get experience when every facility/hospital wants you to have at least 1 year in order to work as a nurse?? I'm sure there's other people out there who are in the same boat as me.