As a new grad I can tell you it is a tough market! But education is sooooo important (and expensive !) Have you considered continuing with your use it or loose it education and seeking out volunteer opportunities using your new license? If the extra money is not a must, you could keep up with your studies and still gain skills that will give you an employment advantage when you get your BSN! It could be a great time to give to your community without being tied down. You'll look good on later applications, gain good skills, and importantly feel good knowing you are a nurse making a difference.
Like a previous poster mentioned, many nurses I work with tell me they wish they had kept going with their education.now they feel like there is no way, or no motivation to go back.
I say keep moving forward with your nursing dream, and look for volunteer opportunities at your: local VA, Red Cross, homeless shelter, Planned Parenthood, and community health centers!
Best of luck, and congrats!