What state would you suggest moving too? I hear new grads are having trouble finding work all over. Students don't exactly understand the gravity of the unemployment situation until they are graduated and been looking for a while, I sure didn't. I recently posted the reality of the situation to students and was almost railroaded out of town for it. I have applied for jobs in several different states and for at least 75 in california, not one single reply. Plus, do you realize how expensive it is to relocate? Not to mention getting licensed in another state. Hello, that is hard when your unemployed. I have contacted recruiters, and just about every military, volunteer and civic program there is and still there is nothing for new grads. I hear the programs in my area have 600+ applicants for just 1 new grad opening. Have you ever tried to compete against 599 other people for the same job? You have to be freaking steller and stand out like Jesus Christ walking on water just to get interviewed. I am moving, but I still don't know if I will find work where I am going, but hey, I'll be the first one to come on these boards and share how I did it, if I do.
To the OP, I placed a ad on craigs list and got some work that way, it was not RN work, rather just helping people in their homes with showers, dressing, transfers and things like that. There is almost always a few paraplegics or quadriplegics looking for someone to help them a few hours a day, usually when they get up for the day and when they go to bed, so your hours can be split and they don't pay much but at least its something.