Not sure where you're at, but I've been looking around the Range for a friend who wants to move back around there, and I'm finding a few home care positions, which may hire new grads (one is FT in Hibbing) as well as LTC positions. It's tight - for those of us who'd like to move back around there, it's hard to find anything, with experience or not, let alone anything with benefits or FT hours. In my last year of school, I realized that it wouldn't be a good option to stay up there, so looked outside of the area - I'm very glad we didn't buy a house on the Range, like we were considering while I was in school. Good luck, get what you can, get some experience, and keep your eyes out. If you have a 4-year degree with public health, that opens a few more doors. Stay positive, and network, network, network - get involved at a community center where you can volunteer, a nursing home that is seeking volunteers or very PT staff, etc.