I have graduated from nursing school
way back in May '13 with a Bachelors Degree and it took me 3 tries to pass my NCLEX exam. In the meantime I have moved to Colorado and I am having a really difficult time finding a new graduate position. I feel like I have applied to at least 3 jobs a day for a month now and still have not even had one interview. What do I do? I have looked into hospice, home health care, rehabilitation centers, long term acute care, hospitals (although they are all requiring new grads go through a residency program which are extremely hard to get into and extremely competitive), health and wellness clinics and even the public health departments. What can I do for work in the meantime as I am looking for a nursing position? I have also heard that nursing homes are NOT good experience to put on your resume, as it only shows employers that you are settling for less. I am struggling financially and cannot afford to sit around and wait for a job to come my way. If I want to go into pediatrics, I was considering a nanny job or a daycare job as I am looking for a nursing job but I was told not to do that either. I was considering a receptionist position at a clinic however this does not give me any medical experience. Suggestions would be highly appreciated. Thank you!!