Remember, managers like to hire people who are already employed. It means you won't waste their time, because you just passed someone else's screening process so you'll probably pass theirs as well. You become a "safe bet"... Your first few jobs are rapid stepping stones. As soon as you get one, start working on that "next step up" immediately. Update your resume again and get it out there. Integrate any lessons learned from each job interview. For a new grad, go give shots or clinics for an agency right out of school. Boom, suddenly you are not an unemployed new grad without any experience. HR managers hate that "fresh new grad" title so shed it immediately. A few weeks later, apply to an LTC / nursing home. They'll probably hire you and give a short, limited orientation. Work for a few weeks and start applying to Med Surg units aggressively, be ready to work nights or eves. If you can't find a med surg, go for a SNF that is more post-acute or more subacute (with trach patients). If you can't find that, look for a Home Care position or hospice. But don't give up on LTAC, post surg recovery / stepdown, or med surg. If you fall into the SNF realm, you could get stuck there until you either burn out or just get used to that being your life. You'll be hard pressed to find a SNF with a healthy work environment. You may be too tired to apply to hospitals while working in SNF, but make sure you keep applying, and make a move before you burn out.