hang in there keep applying and call to follow up on your application say after 1 week. You're just getting started 36 is a tiny drop in the sea of it all. I'm up to 150 in past 2 months, and i've an excell sheet tracking it all.
Remember you're an RN now and your #1 duty is to protect your hard earned license. Be very careful of what you do even as volunteer. Most states make it so that places cannot hire an RN for a lower position and do not accept work from a private place that says sure no prob its fine because its not. Some thing happens to patient and while you're just the "tech" but as an RN you could have changed the outcome well they sue and you're done for. AND medical malpractice insurance
doesn't cover you in the role of tech.. as you're not suppose to do it to start. BON gets involved now you either lose license or its under investigation. You dont want dings on your licencse and youve not even started using it yet. Future employers will see it as poor judgement, liability risk etc etc
Anyways for monies just do something else on the side and up to you to list it or not on resume. Most of my classmates including myself have had to do other things no nursing to put food on the table until we get a nursing job. Apply to nursing homes too. In the mean time take certification courses, volunteer at your intended place of employmebnt if you can. ( this is basically water refilling, talking to pt, or filing) GOOD LUCK!