I graduated with a BSN last summer, but due to an immediate family illness (cancer), I could not work right away. I passed the NCLEX, and have been looking for an entry level job for over 3 months now. Most places ask for experience, and I can't seem to find graduate nurse positions. I have also been told by a couple recruiters that it doesn't look good that graduated last year and haven't had nursing experience. But how do I explain personal issues on a cover letter, and would they care? I am feeling hopeless and don't know what to do. I feel like all the stress and money I spent in nursing school will not pay off, and I may never be able to find a job. I had my heart set on nursing and think that now it will never happen. Are there people who just never find an entry level nursing job?Anyone have any advice?