I just graduated in May. I took NCLEX in June, passed, and got my license the first week of July. I am having a very hard time finding a job. I have applied to every single hospital within a 50 mile radius of where I live. I haven't even had one interview. All I keep hearing is "we aren't hiring new grads at this time". I am beyond frustrated. I never thought I would have such a hard time finding a job. Now I have a new problem, I have been offered a job waiting tables at a very popular restaurant. Question is, do I take the job as a waitress until I find an RN position, or do I just wait it out until someone hires me as a nurse? I am really tired of sitting around the house, not to mention my husband barely makes enough money to support us. All of our bills are behind. I am very depressed at not being able to work as a nurse. It doesn't make it any easier when I see my nursing school friend's posts on facebook talking about how they love their new jobs and new cars (the few who were fortunate enough to find jobs). I never thought I would have to go back to waiting tables. I guess maybe I am being a diva. I just need some advice.