I applied to 96 new grad jobs in charleston when I graduated 3 years ago. This was over the course of several months. I did not get one call back from any hospitals. I called the several times to ask what it takes to get an interview and they said that about 100 people apply to each new grad position and they only call 3 of them. So basically it's all about who you know. I got a job from an outpatient dialysis facility there. At the time, I didn't want it, but I took it because I had no other options. 3 years later, I love dialysis, and I did dialysis in the hospitals there in charleston. I am now a travel nurse in hospital dialysis and love it. I also could have easily transitioned into other positions at the hospital once I was in, but I like my speciality.
Keep an open mind and don't think that med surg or hospital nursing is your only option. If you can at least do something, anything for a year, you will have better luck at getting into MUSC or roper. I applied to jobs there continuously. I finally did get an interview with the ED department, but they said I needed a few more years to be ready. Why even interview me then? I was beyond discouraged with the job market and that was 3 years ago. So look into other things then just the hospitals.