I am also in Texas. Attended Angelo State University FNP program. Ultimately one of my preceptors wanted to hire me. I am in the Austin area. The job market here is not good at all. BostonFNP is right, they all WANT experienced NP's..I see some postings that say 5 years + experience required. I roll my eyes and move on. If it says 1 year experience, I would apply. It IS definitely about you and who you know. Most places will NOT encourage new grads to apply, but when I do see that in the listing, I honestly get worried that they may not give you what you deserve.