I just wanted to share my quick story. I graduated with a MS in Nursing in 2010, straight As. Did very well in clinicals. For some reason I could never find a hospital nursing position (and yes I tried pretty hard).
I ended up starting my family a year later, still no job prospects. In 2012, I was lucky to obtain a school nursing position. For 2 years I worked as a school nurse-I loved working with the kids, but felt that I wanted to try again to find a hospital position to keep my skills and learn so much more. I revamped my resume and I informed every nursing contact I knew that I was looking for a job. I finally got an interview with a hospital by being referred by a fellow former classmate. The interview went well, the 2nd interview went well, and I was offered a position. I am proud to say that I will be starting nights on a med-surg floor in less than a week.
Many times over the years I wanted to give up and stop searching. I couldn't understand why I couldn't get into the hospital system. Well, I'm glad I kept trying and I am very excited to be starting a new chapter of my career. Good luck to everyone out there!