I'm going to tell you what worked for me. I just graduated with my bsn two weeks ago and I had a job offer by graduation, as did many of my classmates. -Keep your grades up. Several hospitals in my area had minimum Gpa requirements for their GN residencies, and you want to be able to apply to all the hospitals out there. Having a higher GPA will at least help you get noticed for an interview.-Become a student extern- I didn't do this because I had a lot on my plate, but many of my classmates did and they got hired onto the unit they were working at.-Volunteer! It shows that you can multitask and that you care about giving back, plus it's fun-if your school has a research class where you can participate in actual nursing research, I would recommend it. I did that as a senior project and it was a great talking point in interviews-mosT importantly, NETWORK! Especially in your last semester. Sometimes it is about who you know and not what you know. Talk to the nurses you do your clinical with,and let the nurse manager know that you'd love to work at that hospital. Treat every clinical you have as a potential interview and always be professional.Hopefully that will help you land a job. Good luck with nursing school!