Congratulations on passing your NCLEX!!
I find that dreams are doable when you're determined...and strategic.
I'm in the central valley, California, and we do hire new grads from other states.
The key is to make yourself stand out at every point in the process
This I know from having reviewed hundreds of applications
Some new grad residency programs are open year round for application, some have narrow windows of application (Cedar Sinai typically opens up for 48 hours only).
You do not need to include your mailing address in your contact information.
I recommend you read
"Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job...and Your Next
" It's chockful of insider tips and strategies, and written for someone just like yourself.