In all of my 40+ years in Nursing I have seen shortages, then an over abundance of nurses so many times. There are jobs out there, we just hired 30+ new grads at our hospital. You may have to be willing to get experience at rural hospitals, the Navy as suggested, Army, Air Force, etc. I did the Navy thing many years ago and got great experience, of course it was during Viet Nam and we had many injuries to deal with, but I saw things I would not have seen in civilian hospitals. They serve families of military also so Peds, OB, Clinics, GYN are all available, and you can get to travel if thats your thing. So think about checking outside of your area if able to relocate and look for work in under served areas. So many of us will be retiring soon and there will be a major shortage then again. We are located between Charleston and Columbia in SC, the weather is usually warm, the mountains are not too far, neither is the ocean. Our night life may not be great but it is not too far away. Think outside the box and maybe you will have to call recruiters or go online. You may not get your ideal job the first time but it is a step to it. Good luck on your journey.