I went to the Sept Kaiser job fair in Berkeley area and it was just like itsthegreeneyes said. I came later in the day (night owl from working noc shift) and waited 4 hours before I got a 15 minute interview. Many others had been there longer than 4 hours.
It was very disorganized, as nurses were constantly filtering in. Depending on your specialty, some nurses got in sooner, one nurse waited all day for a schedule interview with the OR manager but the manager had taken off already. No follow up calls. The head HR guy, when questioned by me, made an announcement that job offers would be made on the spot so stay around. Hah! I spoke with about 15-20 nurses there, passing the time, and not a one said they got a job offer. You could only speak with one manager for that specialty, you couldn't make multiple job inquiries. That seemed very limiting. Furthermore, why didn't they just have us all show up at one time, no further admits, and start by a show of hands interviewing us for an announced number of positions? In/Out. That would have been quicker and more honest.
I scheduled myself to go to a job fair today in Santa Clara, decided that I'm better off calling and following up on the 50 job apps I've put in this last month (ADN RN with 4 yrs experience, just finished my BSN). In person and phone calls to known positions I've applied for seems to make more sense than a buffalo stampede of frustrated nurses to kiosks of tired, uninformative HR people and nurse recruiters. My 2 cents.