I need some advice on a major career decision. I graduated a ny nursing school
this past December 2012 and have relocated down to Florida for personal reasons. I have my RN license and am struggling as a new graduate to get my foot in the door and get some experience. Its been about 8 months and I've gone on a total of 4-5 interviews with no success. I've turned to volunteer work to get some exposure in the hospitals. I've reached out to different hospital managers/recruiters and handed out resumes all over the community. Places today are either not hiring, not willing to train a new graduate with less than 1 year experience or are willing to interview you but are going with more experienced applicants. I really want to expand my education and go for my Masters in Nursing down in Florida. I was told that at this university I can still apply even if I do not have that work experience. For it is not a requirement rather a recommendation. The school would provide me with clinical experience and affiliations and as a Nurse Practitioner I would have a higher title. What should I do? keep waiting for this RN job to work out or go straight for a masters program?