the phx area produces 800-1000 new grads either per semester or year... don't remember... either way it's more nurses than jobs. i'm finally getting calls for interviews now that i have a bit over 6 months of outpatient surgical experience. the places to go for jobs seem to be texas and alaska- i get calls weekly from recruiters at hospitals in both of those states.
The hospital where I work (Good Samaritan) is hiring new nursing grads, but you have to have a BSN. They are no longer hiring ADN new grads. I believe this is Banner-wide, and not limited to just Good Sam.
You can get hired at Banner with a ADN but you must have been working as a PCA while attending nursing school (ADN), also they would like you to be enrolled in a RN-BSN program once you have completed your ADN. So it is possible but its difficult to get a PCA position at Banner unless you know someone there. I just got hired as a PCA at Banner and I'm in my final year of a ADN program. Others that I know at Banner have been hired as ADN new grads but they have been working at Banner. Its tough out there but if you make good connections and network with the RIGHT people you can land that job. Just be smart with your time. You MUST work while in nursing school as a PCA/PCT to at least have a fighting chance to land a new grad job. Good luck!