It's hard to get jobs these days. I don't know how much my experience can relate to you since I'm not in America.
But I had to start at the bottom, work my way up to having a hospital job. I started off in community care, then to an aged care hospital (which was very hard work) and finally after 12 months of applying I got an interview for my hospitals own internal agency.
I now work in a 700 bed hospital. Moving through almost every speciality (except the Gynaecology & Childrens wards). The long hard journey to getting this job was so worth it, especially those weekends you work in Emergency ect
It's also important to remember that with your clinical practicum experience, the hospitals want someone who is a PCT/Nurse assistant. Not a nursing student. It doesn't sound like a big thing because they may seem similar, but it is important to create boundaries between the two roles and to let those employing know that you can do that.