, just fyi UCSF cancelled their new grad program for this year but maybe they will open it again next year. Stanford and the VA have new grad programs.
Like others have said you should apply to anything you can find, not just hospitals. I graduated with my BSN as a second degree in December 2012, Sigma Theta Tau, did my first degree at Stanford and then spent 3 years working at Google before going to nursing school
. It took me 5 months of applying to almost literally every nursing job in the bay area I might be qualified for, and I just landed a per diem RN job at an eye surgery center. That 5 months is not counting the time I spent applying to jobs while I was still in nursing school. I'm happy with my role and think I will learn a lot in a surgery center- but I'm just emphasizing that you should look beyond hospitals because there are very few new grad positions for RNs in hospitals in the Bay Area. It's hard to get the non-hospital RN jobs as well, so apply to anything and everything: travel clinics, nursing homes, small medical practices, you name it. If you move here before getting a job, volunteering is a good way to start making connections.
I also moved to back to the area because of my fiance, so I feel you on trying to get a job near them!