I graduated with my BSN back in May. After passing my NCLEX I started orientation as a critical care nurse on the cardiac floor I had my preceptorship on and was kept on a tech for the next year until I graduated. My time on this floor as an "RN" has only been since August, but most of that has actually been orientation.
I am not very satisfied with my time here and have started to entertain the idea of moving hospitals, but many of the similar positions offered at competing hospitals post requiring 2yrs experience for Critical Care Cardiac nurses.
What are my options as a "new graduate"? Is this something I really have to grin and bear for the next year?