Quote from rainbowbrite85
My opinion would be to hand them in personally. If they are too far for you to drop off a resume, why would you want to drive there every day for work? If it's too far to hand in it in, then that would tell me that it's too far for you to come in in general.
I agree totally with the above.
It may pan out to be a complete waste of time.
However, if you make the right contacts while you are there, you may get satisfaction in knowing that you made a solid effort to get your resume in the right hands to get noticed by the right people. In this rough job climate, a little positive spotlight on your application/resume may bode in your favor.
If you do go, to maximize your time/efforts I would like to suggest that beforehand you try to find out who initiates the interviews for potential candidates for employment and who is directly involved with the hiring ( DON,CON, nurse manager, etc). When you get there, make a beeline for their desk if possible. Walk away with their card in tow when you leave so you can have their contact info.
best of luck