I can say purely from my own recent experience that the market I am looking at (Phoenix and surrounding areas) is craaaaap.
I have my RN, graduated from nursing school in December, current on my shots and CPR etc etc etc.......
With no experience I keep getting the "we have decided to pursue more qualified candidates" speech over and over and over again. I have applied to every opening, and had ZERO bites.
I have been looking for a month and so far I seem to be unemployable.
Just my experience. Good luck!!