I am in Indiana and finished with my BSN last July and did an accelerated program. All of my classmates and myself were hired with 1 month of passing boards. Some of us even before we passed, and none of us had any medical experience because we were not allowed to work during the accelerated program. My school has a great reputation in my area, which probably helped. But, overall I do think it is very common for new grads to get hired. We have to start somewhere!