Hi, I am in NYC and currently ONLY a pre-nursing student. However, I know for the fact that NYC is a very competitive place for RNs, even with BSN degrees. Granted, it is the best option to get a job here in NYC, I would suggest that you broaden your options. If you are single and have no kids, you can consider relocating. Also, I do not know to which positions you have applied, as a new grad I would advise that you apply to ALL RN positions, irregardless if you like the position or not. For example, if you like kids and only apply to peds, you may be limiting yourself in the job search
. Once you get a job, and let's say, it is in a not so great area, or hospital has bad reputation, whatever - just try to survive a year or so so you can gain that experience. Then, you can go and look for other RN jobs. Just my two cents.