Where I live, ANY nursing experience will help you get a job that isn't intended for "new grads."
With 9 months experience, I would apply to any jobs intended for "experience of 1 year."
When I was working maternity/OB, I only had 7 months experience before looking around my home town for a job. The recruiter said that L&D generally requires a year of experience but, she said she has seen nurses have an extended orientation time until they reach a year. I didn't follow through with it d/t getting an office job with much better hours but, hey, I got a call from a recruiter with only 7 months experience.
I thought having less than a year of experience before looking for new job would hurt me too but, it didn't. Moral of the story: APPLY. You are very close to a year, and are probably too experienced to be considered a new grad.