So I have been looking for a new job. I would like to work on a medical floor -I'm not even picky as to which kind and am willing to work nights. I've been a RN for 3 years and as you can see have worked primarily subacute rehab in a LTC and most recently in psych so I don't have acute care experience. I did work as a CNA on a tele floor during nsg school which was a really good experience but when I graduated they didn't have any RN openings. I live in a small suburban community where there is no 'nursing shortage.'Anyway I want to relocate and get into acute care - the problem is all the job postings state the position REQUIRES one year recent acute care experience. I did apply for one of these positions anyway and they emailed me back that I wasn't qualified.I understand that acute care is more challenging than what I have been doing but I am totally up to it and willing to learn. And it isn't like I don't have ANY experience.....I feel that i have actually gained alot.The other thing I don't understand about this is that nsg schools have doubled their enrollments in the past couple years......so where are these students supposed to GET experience if the hospitals only want 'experienced' nurses to begin with??And I recently heard thru the grapevine that the 'new grad' positions are becoming highly competitive to get into. I don't know if this is only in CO (where I live) or everywhere else too. And then we wonder why there is a nursing shortage????Anyway, sorry to vent. I would appreciate any advice.Thanks.