I'm in the same area as you, but licensed in KS. Graduated May of last year. I picked up a job doing pediatric home health with Firstat pretty fast (name dropping in case you want to look into the company) but kept looking for a more stable job that would allow me to advance my skills. I probably sent out 200+ applications. Was interviewed for but didn't get a job on the unit that I did my practicum/capstone on, even. Are you applying to hospitals on the KS side, as well? What about the LTACs in the area?
Did you work as a PCA during school? Or do a senior capstone? Both of those experiences could be invaluable to getting job leads. I'm pretty sure that everyone in my class who had job offers upon graduation had them because of PCA experience/networking/contacts made while working as a PCA.
Anyway, keep your chin up. I know it's frustrating, but twenty applications aren't really that many in this economy. Statistically, it takes the average new grad something like six months to find a job -- and they suggest that you put in 3-4 applications, minimum, a day. You do the math.
The KC market isn't as saturated as the coasts, thank god, but it's simply not the market that it was five or six years ago with new nurses graduating with 5-6 job offers.