It can be a tough job market in this area for new grads. With a lot of Magnet hospitals in the city it may be hard to secure a job without a BSN. However, a lot of the big teaching hospitals do offer Nurse Residency programs for new grads so that may be something to check into. The big hospital on the Jersey side in that area would be Cooper, but there are also a lot of community hospitals. The major hospital systems in the area you are looking at are Hahnemann Hospital, Thomas Jefferson, Temple, University of Penn, St. Christopher's (peds), CHOP (peds), and the VA. In South Jersey it is Cooper, Our Lady of Lourdes, Virtua, and Kennedy Health Systems. Virtua just built a brand new hospital in south jersey and they are locally known for L&D and peds. Good luck.