Have any you go gone out of state for your first job because you couldn't find one here- gotten the experience needed and came back to CA? Was it easy to come back and find a job at your desired hospital?
Not from California. I'll just say that it's always easier to find a job once you have experience.
Almost the whole purpose of going out of state is to gain experience. The rest of the equation is that you have employment at all. Beats sitting around sending out resumes.