hi. i live in california. coincidentally, I used to live in the howell area for a while, long ago (around 1976).
i looked up job opportunities for graduate nurses in the U of M system, and came up blank.
here's the link to my search
What about the East Lansing area, home of Michigan State U? Howell is about at the midpoint between U of M and MSU.
my experience in my neck of the woods as an LVN (LPN) at nursing homes and a locked psych facility in Northern California is that the Great Recession has resulted in a great logjam in nursing hiring. Retired and semi-retired nurses have come out of the woodwork and taken the available shifts and are clutching their shifts in a death grip -- not going to let them go. Their home equity and retirement savings took a huge hit, and their partners are often out of a job, or have poorer jobs. Those already employed before the Great Recession have often expanded their hours. I am an LVN (LPN) who works in nursing homes and in a locked long-term psych facility, and the gigs I used to be able to be working at the day I showed up at the door now get dozens and dozens of applicants. One place I recently checked on got 85 applicants. At these gigs, it used to be that they'd have me working the day I showed up, and they'd deal with the paperwork later -- no more. One place that has been my bread and butter for decades has ZERO turnover, whereas in the past, they couldn't get anyone to even apply. The salad days of unlimited double shifts are long gone for now, maybe to never come back for the foreseeable future, because the decent-paying manufacturing and factory jobs in this area have gone from plentiful to just about non-existent in the past 20-30 years. Males are coming into nursing in increasing number because they have families to feed, and no "Johnny Lunchbucket" jobs to earn money with, so they suck it up and adapt to being nurses, when it is not what they would prefer, but what they have to do to survive.
I sent feelers out to move back to Michigan a couple of years ago, thinking of moving back The gigs I could have had for the asking up by greater Tawas, MI are now completely locked up.
The manufacturing and factory jobs are being outsourced overseas whenever possible. Fortunately, you can't outsource nursing jobs overseas, but you CAN bring overseas nurses here, which is what happens. The Filipinos consider nursing in America to be the great hope for many of their extended families. they are HIGHLY MOTIVATED by family pressure. A good piece of the Filipino economy depends on American nursing jobs.
Straying off the subject a bit.
Good luck to you.