So I need some advice. I am a recent ADN graduate. I just received a job offer at a skilled nursing facility for a full time job with decent pay as a RN. My dilemma is that skilled nursing is not where I want to be long term. I would ideally like to be working in a hospital setting. I have applied to countless jobs at all the local (and rural) hospitals, but they have all turned me down as I have no nursing experience ( I have worked as a receptionist in a family practice office for over five years). I have also applied to a lot of residency programs and have be turned down. I am wondering if its better for me to accept the position at the SNF and gain some much needed experience, or should I wait it out and keep applying to hospitals? And, if I do accept the offer at the SNF is that going to help me gain a hospital position further down the road or will a hospital not want to hire someone from a nursing home?? Thanks for any advice.