So I graduated a year and a half ago, have my BSN-RN. There were no new grad programs right away so I started working in a pretty low-key job- an allergy and asthma clinic. Some acute situations but pretty low-key for the most part, a lot of education, etc.I have stayed longer than I intended to (a year and a half) and now am antsy to do a new grad program! problem is I called about 20 hospitals in my area and all are on hiring freezes or are just not offering new grad programs because of the recession. What do I do? I don't feel qualified to get a position as an RN on a med surg floor without a year of acute hospital experince!Would it be an impossible transition to attempt to get a job without doing a new grad program? would they even hire me? HELP I am willing to do almost any kind of work but kind of need to stay local.Any suggestions??? how do i get from here to the hospital?