I am about to graduate and none of the hospitals in the area are hiring new grads right now. I have applied to every hospital in the area and have yet to hear anything. Most of the graduating class behind me has had their offers pulled and are also struggling to find jobs too. My whole class is freaking out right now because all of the hospitals have canceled their residency programs. I have been able to find a whole bunch of CNA jobs in the area and I am wondering if I can fill one of these spots until hopefully things turn around. I don't have a CNA license and that is why I am wondering if being an RN would suffice. Does anyone know? Im in Washington state. I have gone through the administrative codes and it doesn't say anything about it that I can find.