I love how people post their GPAs and that they studied super hard all the time, that will only get you so far. I know people who had great grades, but don't have the common sense to put it all together and I wouldn't want them taking care of me. I'll take common sense over a 4.0 GPA any day, so don't say you are "cream of the crop" if you haven't even graduated and are just basing it on a worthless GPA, nursing classes are mostly a joke anyway. It's the hard sciences that would impress me as a potential employer
MAKE YOURSELF noticeable, do whatever it takes to get employed. People say they can't relocate, okay, well have fun possibly not doing nursing.
I'm starting CRNA school next year and am choosing to relocate out of state with my wife and leave stable jobs so that I can be in the best position to succeed in school and upon graduation. It takes sacrifice.