Actually, I have given names of new grads to my manager when we have had a position to fill. And yes, we've hired new grads. (My nursing school friend and I were hired as new grads.) However, we were new grads who started as CNAs in this facility, worked as Nurse Techs and then as Grad nurses. And, our facility happened to have two openings at the time of our graduation.
We've hired new grads since that time, however, we are a critical access hospital (25 beds) and are, for the most part, fully staffed.
Just had to add my 2 cents.