I am a med/surg nurse with 7 years of experience. I consider myself to be a great candidate and have several references from prior managers and professors. I am having a very difficult time getting interviews in NJ. I had to relocate to NJ because of my husband's job. It took 6 weeks for NJ to give me my license. I hold an active license in two other states and it never took that long. I have applied for over 20 positions and no one is calling me back. This is very discouraging. I did talk with someone in a Nursing Agency who told me hospitals are not interested in hiring experienced nurses. All jobs are given to new grads. I find it hard to believe that hospitals would staff an entire unit with new grads! Is anyone else having this issue??