i hate to say it, but you are not special and unique when it comes to your nursing credentials. i'mt ired of reading countless posts from people who think because they struggled and overcame insurmountable odds to become a nurse they should be handed a job. it takes a lot of dedication, hard work, studying and perseverance to become a nurse. it's not underwater basket weaving with a bonus nursing license at the end of the day. everyone in every nursing class has different socioeconomic issues, family issues and personal issues that they juggle and sacrifice to be able to study, pass tests, classes and eventually the nclex.
kudos to you for sticking with something long enough to pass the classes and the nclex, many have come before you and many will follow, in the exact same manner.
my suggestion to you is to stick with the job search, ltc, tcu, home health; apply to everything. try applying in person, look nice and talk to someone at the facility, that way you don't become lost in the online applications.
don't expect your dream job. sometimes it's all about right place, right time.
it took me 6 months to find a tcu job, i waited tables all through school and up until i got that job. i worked at the tcu a year before i got a job at a hospital. the tcu job still calls me 5 times a week to pick up shifts. they are begging to hire people. it's out there, you just have to keep at it.