Sorry to hear about the layoff!!
One of my former classmate that graduated with me was hired @ NYM few months ago, does that mean she got layoff too? How does the hospital selects the nurses being layoff?
My friend and I are in the process of looking for a new nursing job and I can tell you it's a very difficult process. It seems that nobody want to hire you unless you've few year of experience under your belt. I guess nursing school didn't prepare us for unemployment!
Anyway, good luck with you job search