I am loosing hope....it's fading in the distance. I graduated Nursing School in Dec 2002. I took the boards 4x's and finally passed them in Aug 2009. In betweeen I was teaching Health at a high school. I finally secured a position at a SNF, but I was laid off. Now it seems no recruiter or HR person is interested in hiring me since I'm an OLD GRAD!! At this point, I don't know what to do!! It's like you work so hard and life happens, things we can't control and you end up paying for it in the end....UNEMPLOYED. I did got to school and became a licensed esthetician, so I'm working at a waxing facility, but I AM A NURSE... A REGISTERED NURSE AT THAT!!! I am determined and I will keep applying and praying that someone can see that I am a hard worker and that Nursing is my passion. Any suggestions??