Mid November there will be lots of new grad jobs posted. It seems to me though that most hosptials are patial to THEIR students. However, I just got a job at Hopkins, had no medical experience, and didn't do my practicum there. It's possible!
ReeNee, I got the offer letter on November 2nd and started November 28th. I believe it is typical to allow at least three weeks between the offer date and orientation. They expect you to have your pre-emplloyment screening complete two weeks before you start. Of course there are always exceptions to the rule. One of the nurses I am orienting with just got an offer last week