how can a nurse with experience in inpatient women's health get hired into other areas of inpatient nursing? I feel that though i have 2 years of experience in the hospital...i am passed up when i apply to other areas...med surg, ICUs, NICU, PICU, etc and new grads are favored. I dont understand...i have more nursing skills than new grads...assessments, meds, procedures, blood draws, IVs, etc. Yet i get emails from HR departments saying i do not meet qualifications in term of unit specific experience. However new grads are hired for those units. Yes my experience is in another type of unit but i would require less orientation time than a new grad as i have basic nursing down and its all about learning the unit specific procedures.