I graduated last August, passed my boards in November, got an offer in Dec. to my dream job at a large teaching hospital. I had heard stories of new grads having trouble finding jobs. I went to an accelerated BSN program that had a good reputation, and many classmates and I had multiple offers from big hospitals to choose from. Within 2 weeks of getting my license, I had 5 offers, not hospitals but sub acute, outpatient surgery center, SNFs, and I was getting a lot of calls from recruiters. Some of these jobs actually pay better than hospital jobs. I live in LA, and what I think is 1. having a BSN helps. 2. there is a shortage of experienced nurses in the hospital 3. there is a demand for RNs, maybe not shortage here, but you can't take your pick like back in the day.