It really depends on your area, which is all anybody can tell you with any certainty.
I live in Georgia. I know that in Atlanta, it can get pretty trying to find that "dream job", or any job in a hospital. In the more rural areas (and I don't mean total podunk), well, I'll put it this way: I'm a nurse's aide on an ortho floor in a hospital. When I was hired, there were 20 new nurses hired. 18 of them were total new grads. 5 of them were for the ortho floor, so I got the chance to talk with them, and all of them seemed average, had no connections internally other than applying, and two of them had even failed their NCLEX and had to retake it in a couple months. I know the hospital from the town 45 minutes away (bigger and nicer than my town) still actively comes to our graduating class, feeds them breakfast, and tries to schmooze them into applying at their facility. And that's REALLY saying something, because that hospital is in a big university town with BSN grads and my college only does ADN.
However, most people are going to tell you not to come work in Georgia because the average pay is so low. And while that's true, it's a job, and it's a very good job for the area. You can have a great quality of life on a nurse's salaray here in Georgia. Our cost of living in rural areas is mostly quite low.