For all the discouraged new grads out there, I thought I'd start this post for nurses who took six months or more after graduation to find their first nursing job but went on to have successful careers.
I'll start. I graduated with a BSN in August 2010. Spent the next 8 months searching unsuccessfully for a hospital RN job. Decided to go back to school for my master's as a pediatric nurse practitioner. Started in June 2011, finished in Feb 2013. Started my first NP job in May 2013.