I know how you feel the same thing happened to me. Even though I knew, going in, it would be a long shot I still held out hope. Have a good cry it did me good:hug: Also, I responded to the rejection email thanking them again for the opportunity to interview and reiterated how interested I was in working for that hospital and how their mission is one that I strongly believe in. I also said something like "in the future if there is a position that would more closely fit my skills please keep me in mind" Now I am still looking for a full time job so I don't know if that email helped at all but I felt it couldn't hurt if the hospital has another position open up. Take some classes (ACLS, PALS, EKG etc) and don't be afraid to apply to the hospital again. The classes/additional certifications may show the hospital how dedicated you are to a career in nursing and continuing your education and they may call you for an interview instead of just saying "we interviewed this candidate before and her resume looks the same" and putting you in the rejection pile. Again I am a recent grad still looking for a full time hospital job but these are some tips and hints I received from other nurses and instructors. Best of luck and hang in there!