it is IMPOSSIBLE to get a new grad nurse position in Hawaii. I just recently moved to Honolulu a couple months ago (I graduated with my BSN in August and passed my NCLEX so I'm an RN in Pennsylvania) and I've been trying everything to get a nursing job. It's pretty much required to work as a secretary or nurse's aid here first and then apply to the graduate nurse residency program to eventually work as an RN. It's even difficult getting an aid job because you are competing with all of the other new grads who want to get an entry level position in hopes of getting into the residency program. I've been told by many of the hospitals here that there are lots of new nurses who have been working as aids or secretaries for years before getting into the nurse residency program because it's just so competitive. I've even tried health clinics all over the island and no one is hiring. I finally heard back from a nurse's aid job I applied for and they are requiring me to go in and take a skills test before they even pass my application on (which is ridiculous since I have already taken and passed the NCLEX). It really is frustrating. I would recommend getting a nursing job back home and working for a year and then coming to Hawaii because if not, no one will hire you or you will have to work an entry level job for a while. I really don't want to move back to PA, but I might have to if I can't get a nursing job here within the next couple months.