So of course I'm bitter that this horrible economy exists right around the time I'm graduating from nursing school. I will be graduating in May with my BSN and I'm looking for a new grad job in the Philly area, and possibly the surrounding suburbs. I want to work in the city but I'm willing to travel a little bit to the surrounding area if need be (I have to take what I can get these days!). I've applied to numerous hospitals and have heard next to nothing. I've had one interview so far. But that hospital I interviewed at started a hiring freeze right around the time I was interviewed (go figure!) so I obviously won't be getting a job there anytime soon. I have another interview in 2 weeks at a different hospital in Philly and I'm keeping my fingers crossed.I was wondering if anyone knows for sure of hospitals/nursing homes/any place that hires GNs in the area that actually are hiring new grads. Or if anyone can tell me places that ARE NOT on a hiring freeze so I know not to waste my time looking at a certain hospital. I love how recruiters try to beat around the bush about saying whether or not the hospital is on a freeze or not..so irritating :banghead:I know CHOP's website as well as Main Line Health and TempleU hospital websites have positions for new grads and I've applied to all of them already. I'm really worrying. I'm going to have to start to pay my loans back soon after graduation and my per diem nursing aide salary ain't gonna cut it! What the heck do I have to do? Stalk the human resources department of every hospital? I'm a dean's list student with a 3.56 GPA and it boggles my mind that it's this hard to find a flippin job. And it looks like I'm going to be jobless for awhile. The economy sucks.Any advice? I'm pretty desperate..