I agree with the above posters. There are no nursing jobs
here unless you have experience. The best you can hope for is a nurse aide/unit secretary/ward clerk position, and even then you're competing with 20 other BSN RNs who can't find work.
Only one person from my graduating class has found a nursing job and that was in Alaska. Everyone else, if they've found work, are working as techs or nurse aides.
Get out now while you still can.
I wish I hadn't bought into the hype 5.5 years ago about "nursing shortages." What a joke. I was in too far before I realized it was just a marketing scam pulled over us by nursing schools wanting to swell their ranks combined ignorant news stories about "best careers."
It's even worse in Hawaii than on the mainland, as two major hospitals here just closed, putting 500 experienced nurses out of work and looking for a job. Add to that the *600* new RNs created each year in the state (since every school now it seems has a nursing program
). To the schools this is a business, they're selling nursing educations because consumers are demanding them. They are not offering job placement assistance afterwards, they've made their nice bundle of $$ on you already. They gloat about their NCLEX pass rates; try asking them what their 6 month job placement rate is. They won't even know, but from my anecdotal experiences it's about 3%. At 6 months out, 1 to 2 people from a graduating class will have an RN job; at 12 months out, maybe 5. And usually (always) those are people who'd already been working for years as a tech or aide at the institution they got the job at.