I have heard of nurses who were hired as community health nurses who had just graduated from BSN programs that awarded Public Health Nurse Certificates along with the BSN. So, as in other specialties, occasionally new grads can get their foot in the door. Likewise, I have known new grads to get hired as home health nurses, although the requirement for one, preferably two, years experience in acute care settings is usually voiced by prospective employers
. It depends on the employer and the circumstances.