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- Oct 25, '12 by marcos9999The true is only working as an RN and passing meds with your license is considered "experience" even working as a SNF will not always translate as experience to some hiring managers. Volunteering will not either. The only way out right now is to find small hospitals usually located in remote areas of remote states who are hiring new grads. I got my first job doing that. Not easy and I had to get out of my comfort zone but I'm working, passing meds with my licence and learning. Hey...I looked for almost 2 years. Keep trying. You'll get there only if you stop you'll not get there.
- Oct 25, '12 by skyappleDitto.. also frm CA... 18 mos out of RN school.. 100's applications out... no responses/ Help!
- Oct 26, '12 by Surv0000It's all that "Change" Obama told us about when he was running for President! Thanks Obama- keep the change.
- Nov 3, '12 by LindaBrightYou just have to keep trying, and get creative. Looking into areas of your state or region that are experiencing difficulties recruiting new graduates is a place to start - and those jobs ARE there. The shortage doesn't mean that hospitals are handing out jobs, it means that there is a high need for nurses, but because of financial and other restrictions, the available jobs (especially in highly populated areas) are extremely competitive. Seek out smaller hospitals and clinics, network and don't give up.