It won't matter that you set yourself apart. I too thought, well there's a saturation, but I'm special and I'll be able to find a job.
Trust me, recruiters won't even take your call if you can't answer "yes" to the question "Do you have 1 year
of acute care experience practicing the nursing process?" Clinicals won't count, it has to be a job. A few months of work won't count either, as I worked as a med-passing aide, nearly the exact same job as a nurse, but getting paid $8/hr for 6 months.
I've sent over 200 resumes and applications in the Toledo, Sylvania, Perrysburg, Maumee, Holland, Detroit, and Monroe, MI areas including LTCs, Psych care, Physician offices, Acute Care, Urgent Care, And Rehab - and I have 2 state licenses, and no job. I had 1 interview for a PRN job - working 4 days out of the month, and that went to the experienced nurse. I've called places in the area I never knew existed and asked if they're hiring RNs and they say NO. They won't let me work as an STNA because of my license as an RN.
If you want loans and debt and no job, and then told you're overqualified to even find a part time job to keep your roof over your head, go into nursing. Unless you have enough money to move to another state, I don't advise nursing in this area with this many schools sending out new grads every few months. It's been the biggest mistake of my life, and embarrassing to tell family and friends I can't get employed when the media tells them there's a shortage.