Excellent posts! I am a new graduate (Dec '11), BSN, and the qualifications that many graduates have. I have applied to many jobs; hospitals, nursing homes, hospice, evening and night shift...
One of these places, a hospice company, answered to my application, inviting me to take an "on-line test" . With some expectation I hit as much material on hospice I had. When the time came to take the test...they were all logic questions, like...if john is the cousin of Martha and... or estimations on productivity, or... I do not have any idea what they wanted. Of course I was never contacted again.
I was also selected for an interview in a hospital after:
1- submit my CV
2- After passing this first filter, I had to submit letter of recommendations and my unofficial transcript
3- After theses were successful, I had to take two very real on-line, timed tests: Med-Surg, and Pharmacology
4- The i was invited to a panel interview, that it seemed to be not satisfactory since I was not selected.
I am about to quit. People have been very supportive, and appreciative, but I cannot work indefinitely as a "job seeker". I have fortunately a nice job since nursing is my second career, but I cannot forget many students that put a lot of effort and still they are looking.