Hey! I'm in a similar situation. Like, literally! Graduated at the same time and I've worked outpatient only, though I am a PACU nurse so I have critical care experience but no acute care-- go figure!! Don't consider yourself a new grad though-- you do have experience, just different experience! I talked to someone in HR and she did say that in our circumstances, fellowship is the way to go. I went for broke and applied for the CVICU.