I am dreading graduation and job hunting and feel like I will not find a job when I graduate. I have a lot of non- hospital clinical volunteer experience but nothing paid and nothing in the hospital aside from school and clinicals. I am probably "below average" in my class-- my grades are somewhat high but I am young and my work experience is pretty much non existent. A lot of people in my class have work experience as cnas, pcts, etc. I just have unpaid volunteer experience.Is there anyone like me who got a full time job where they could manage? I say this because someone I know ended up working below her license and living with family because she could not find anything that paid enough to live independently. I need encouragement and hope that nursing was a good idea!!!! I was so excited to be a nurse until the reality of the job market hit me and now I am sad (not that sad, don't worry).