For some reason new grads have a tough time - at first. I have a friend who went from LPN to RN and it took a year to get a hospital job. She just kept doing her LTC job until it finally came through. I believe it has to do with the hospital's ability to dedicate the time to orient new nurses. They can only handle so many at a time. Be diligent and patient. Also, places with nursing shortages might be more inclined to hire a new grad. I tend to think New Orleans, NYC, etc. may have shortages. I'm in Delaware and there isn't a huge shortage here. Also, start with agency work to get the experience. Once you have that, you will be more hirable. Good luck!