Again, thank you guys so much for your responses! Everyone is so encouraging and helpful. I loved JillyRN's comment..."The way I see it, if you're struggling to find a job no matter where you go, at least in Hawaii you can drown your sorrows with a Mai Tai on the beach
But seriously, I've learned a lot of other things just living out here." Sometimes I forget that we are going to live on the beautiful beaches of Hawaii and not just some island where I'm destined to be unemployed. It's all in how you look at it. Thanks for bringing me back to the positive. I'm glad you were eventually able to find a job. My husband keeps telling me that it doesn't matter how much I make or what I'm doing as long as I gain any type of RN experience. Oh and BeccaznRN, I love your suggestion to volunteer when possible. It scares me to be 6months-2years away from nursing school, never finding a job, and falling out of touch with how things work in the medical field. Plus my resume is pretty lacking at the moment so there's that. I'm definitely going to volunteer for every single health related thing on that island. lol.
While I would love to be a Telemetry or ED nurse some time in my nursing career, we all have to start somewhere. I definitely don't mind holding a doctors office/nursing home/any type of position if that gives me some sort of experience and opens up doors for better opportunities. I guess as of right now I'm planning on going out there and flooding the market with my resume, hand deliver cookies/resumes to all the HR offices (lol), and finish up my BSN in the mean time. Thanks again for all the advice!!