Good evening everyone! I am getting ready to graduate and want to work, but there are no jobs for NEW RN's in my area. I cannot move, husband says no. So I am about to graduate and have no job. I have had some success with initial interviews and have followed-up, but NO ONE in my area is hiring new grads. In-fact, some of the hospitals have laid-off a bunch of nurses, and some units in area hospitals have actually closed down. Anyway, all my money is going to run out by July. I have considered going to grad. school before. If I go to grad. school, my question is, does the school give you good financial assistance?? I am thinking until the economy picks back up and they start hiring again in this area, that I'll go to grad. school and therefore get financial help too. Getting the loans will help me get through and pay bills until the situation gets better around here. Like I said, come July, my money is GONE. I have thought about getting my Masters before anyway, but now may be a good time since no one is hiring here. Do most grad. students get good financial assistance for graduate school?? I am curious. Thanks!!