You can start in any specialty that will hire new grads ie. Med-surg, OR, NICU, emerg, home health ect. You are working in an RN capacity so yes as long as you are a registered nurse they can hire you. Nurse practitioner is a whole other animal. You need a minimum of 2 years post registration full time work ( however this is a minimum and you should have more). This standard across the country, not like in the US where there are some private schools
that will accept you with no work experience *face palm*.
No nursing job is just going to have you bathing/cleaning patients. This is of course part of the care you will be giving, but believe me PSWs will do thf work for much cheaper. You will be assessing patients, administering medications and treatments, monitoring for complications, patient/family teaching and oh so much more. Oh I almost forgot, CHARTING, that is what the majority of what nurses do these days :P