The economy is changing making our future jobs harder to find. I found out that even hospitals are cutting back the number of new grads they are accepting. Hospitals used to hire 10 to 20 new grads, but now they are only hiring half they used to.
I also learned that you can save some money by not getting the IP unless you are for sure to have a position when you get your IP. If you don't, don't bother getting it. I also learned that if you pass your boards then you have one foot ahead of the rest. Also, the more certifications - bls, pals, acls, etc the better at landing the job.
Wishing you all the best of luck!