I had the same problem for over a year. I graduated September of 2009 and got my first job in November of 2010. I do NOT have my dream job. But after putting in over a thousand applications from Med/Surg to school nurse, I had to have a job. I bit the bullet. I payed over $40K for my education, I'm a mom, no one else pays my bills, and I had to make a living.
You know what sector of nursing is easiest to break into? Long term care. It's not glamorous. I haven't had to do a code in the 9 months I've been working there. In fact, most of my patients (which are called "residents" in my sector), are DNR and if they're full code and start to decline, 9 times out of 10, they change their code status to DNR.
But I've only been there 9 months and I have 2 weeks of PAYED vacation built up already. I go to work, make my money, and leave. I'm on a secure unit for residents with dementia. I feel more like a daycare worker than a nurse. However, my employer offered my $5 more an hour to start than the hospitals were offering, I got my choice of where I wanted to work. I'm paying off my loans. And my job is so low stress, I can easily go back to school.
Just an option for you. It can be a career too. Nurses work their way up to becoming DON's (consultants) and making twice as much as a new grad. I make more than the average RN in my area, and I'm a unit manager already and as I mentioned, I have only been a working nurse for 9 months.
Good luck on whatever you decide to do.