My floor just hired 4 new grads and I know we're going to hire more nurses.
The process can take a while, especially if you went to school elsewhere. Those who have done clinicals and externships there seem to have priority. It's competitive, but positions do open up. I had my phone interview in may, interviewed with my nurse manager in September and started the job in December. I had 6 months of LTC experience as did the nurse I was hired with. So a little bit of non-hospital experience will help you a lot.