Some areas in the US don't have a nursing shortage. You may need to consider moving to an area that does.
Catfish...thats pretty ignorant to tell someone to MOVE. Apparently you don't understand how it's not that easy. What if they have families...kids...other responsibilites? It really annoys me to hear that, because I've been told that. Not to mention the process of WAITING to get your license in the other state. Unfortunatly, those of us who have been in RN school the past 2 yrs and graduated have been fed this crap about a "nursing shortage". Got our hopes and expectations up, only to hear "move to another state"? Wish life was that easy....I'm sure positions will open up for those of us soon enough. I can't move...so my only hope is to keep trying.
This not getting a job after graduation is nothing new. 24 years ago I was in the same boat. Ended up having to "piece meal" my job experineces together-meaning working part time at different places until a full time job opened up. Had to do this for about 4 months when I was finally offered a full time position at the hospital I was doing part time at.
I would suggest follow what your heart tells you, if you have followed what you really wanted and weighted everything you will have few regrets because you knew that it was what you believed in and wanted.
I fell everyone's Anguish!! I finished my BSN and passed the Boards. I live in Northern NJ. I have not been able to find a nursing job or even get a call back for an interview. It has been over 4 months. So Now I'm going on for Certifications. Got my ACLS,BLS and IV Certification and EKG Cert. I do not know what more to do!!. I don't even know were to start to look for a find a job elsewhere. I am willing to relocate...ect.; Any help is much appreciated..=)