I just graduated back in the spring of last year....and immediately went to work in Pennsylvania. I did all of my own legwork, calling and talking to human resources personnel, and a few hospitals even flew me down to view the facilities and interview. I ended up taking a full time position in a Cardio Thoracic ICU, and haven't looked back. When I interviewed on individual units I also requested to have an "aside"interview with at least 3 nurses from that particular unit and talk to them about the problems, stressors, and overall flow of their work environment.
Most hospitals like the one I am at will pay of a large portion of your student loans, your relocation, they have provided all of my critical care training, and offer continuing education money...and if you are wise you can talk them out of forcing you to sign a contract....(hospitals are so strapped for nurses that many will waive the contract and take their chances just for a warm body)
I am sure if you are extremely thorough with the way you "interview the hospital", and find one that meets your needs.
The only problem I have encountered in coming down here is that immigration has LOST my paperwork twice now, and I have been without a Social Security Number for over 3 months now....(which down here means I can't open a bank account, no drivers license, etc etc etc) I also had to cancel my flight home for xmas due to this because I do not exist in the immigration database, and until they fix it I can't get back down if I go home for the holidays.
Feel free to message me if you have any questions.