I think the advice to call HR directly is good...even better cotact the hiring manger for the particular floor you want to work on. You need to think outside of the box these days. Yes, nursing jobs
are harder to get into right now because organizations want the cheapest but yet the most qualified workers. I applied to over 200 positions. The floor I got hired on I asked the director of nursing directly for an interview. If you want something you have to ask for it right?