Need some advice here. I am a recent new grad, and newly licensed RN. I have not been employed for about the last five and a half years. I purposely left my job as a CNA on a Med/Surg unit so I could concentrate on school and raising my son. Now that all of my agendas have been met, it looks like the job market has dried up for new grads. So here is my dilema. I have only been actively search for a job for about the last month. The only job offer I have recieved is from a state mental institute that is about an hr. commute for me. As a new grad. i'm afraid that if I accept this offer I will be keyholing (is that a word) my career. But if I don't I will remain jobless in California like so many others. Will it even be possible for me to go into acute care later if I accept this job now? Any advise/suggestions? Thanks in advance.