I think it depends on where in Alabama you want to work. As a previous poster said, with the influx of new grads coming out in May, it will likely be hard, especially to get a job in the hospital/unit you want, and the hours you work. Most units are hesitant to hire new grads, so med surg is the most probable opportunity (not to say thatyou cant get in a unit..i graduated in December and went straight into MICU)..my suggestion is to begin first in the hospital(s) you did clinicals in or that you precepted in, becuase they are more likelyto know you and b aware of your abilities and strong/weak points. I precepted in SICU, which is where i wanted to work..but there were no openngs. I applied to MICU and got grat recommendations from the SICU charge nurses, which i am sure helped alot. So, keep in mind, that what you do as a student and how you perform in clinical/preceptorship can be a big deciding factor between you and other applicants.