I sent out over 100 applications, had 2 interviews, and just got hired into acute care and rehab at a LTC. I am so excited. They are even giving me the schedule that I dreamed about. I am making very descent money and I am just so jazzed about all the new nursing experiences I am going to have. I did not have to relocate and it truly feels like this is the answer to my prayers. Don't listen to anyone who says that anything not in a hospital is not nursing. Nursing has many avenues and being open and respectful of all the options can only help your nursing career.