LEGAL NOTICE TO THE FOLLOWING ALLNURSES SUBSCRIBERS: Pixie.RN, JustBeachyNurse, monkeyhq, duskyjewel, and LadyFree28. An Order has been issued by the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota that affects you in the case EAST COAST TEST PREP LLC v. ALLNURSES.COM, INC. Click here for more information
SD's market is tough to get into and doubly so for a new grad. Most of the hospitals will only take new grads through their new grad residency programs. Most places are BSN prefered/required so if you don't have that, you'll have another challenge.
If at all possible, I would try to get at least a year's experience (preferably 2) before moving out there. If you have a BSN you can apply for public health nursing certification and that may open a few more doors in community nursing settings.