I graduated from a very good nursing school
in Columbus Ohio 10 years ago when the economy fell and hospitals were on hiring freezes for years. Nobody would give me a chance without acute care experience and moving out of state was not an option for me at the time. I have maintained my RN license.I have been able to stay in healthcare by working in the DD and Memory care fields, but I have yet to land that dream nursing job, or any nursing job for that matter. I know a lot of friends who completely gave up on healthcare altogether and are now teachers, car salesman, or waitresses. I was so discouraged that I basically stopped applying consistently for about 4 years. Now, I've lost one of my jobs and I'm considering delving into something nursing(or related), in which I can utilize my BSN. I've read about how there are jobs that require no experience, or in which training is provided. At this point, I would need a SIGNIFICANT amount of training if I were to work as an RN. My preference is low acuity, but I know I shouldn't be too picky. I would be willing to train for no pay, if it meant a chance to truly be trained well. Does anyone in the Columbus(or surrounding areas) know of any employers truly willing to train well and accept a very inexperienced, old grad. Thank you in advance for any responses.