I totally get where you're coming from. But, a lot of the people I graduated with has showed persistence, keeping in contact with recruiters and nurse managers, and applied to certain places and were hired as new grads with no experience. I graduated with an ASN, no nursing experience and got hired on an Obstetrics unit in the hospital. The same thing happened to a friend of mine who got hired at the ICU, and another on an Oncology unit. All 3 positions stated that they did not want new grads. But, with a great resume, multiple nerve wrecking interviews and tremendous persistence, we all got called back and hired. Some people also say it's "who you know" but I personally didn't know anyone prior to working with them. Don't be discouraged.