There has been so much talk about the nursing shortage and a need for the different types of nurses, that a lot of people are under the impression that nursing jobs are just handed out like candy. That's so not the case - we are medical professionals, and hospitals or other medical establishments should be held to a standard that is displayed in their nursing force. Nursing is a career like any others, its competitive, its a skilled trade, and despite getting through nursing school (which is so hard!), not all people are the best fit for a nursing position. On the other hand, with so many nursing school students graduating, the larger metropolitan areas are swamped with applicants, while rural areas are scrambling. Getting creative and maintaining determination in finding a job will pay off in the end.