Hey.. I am a nurse in recovery. My state (Virginia) has just allowed me to go back to practice and I have had a long hard few months of searching for work. Does anyone have any advice? I have been clean 2 years and I really feel passionate about nursing. I have 8 years of nursing experience. I worked in acute care hospital, ER, float pool and long-term care. I am eager and excited but feeling a little discouraged as so many people have turned me down after I tell them my story.