You might want to call the hospitals and ask whether they're hiring new graduates and how they handle it, because I have found the hospitals handle it different ways.
The recruiter at one hospital told me to apply anyway. One told me there was a special new grad application I had to fill out and THEY would get me interviews and place me somewhere I wanted to work (I found this to be the easiest). One told me they hire new graduates in some
positions, but that I just had to keep my eyes on the site. So far, with this one, I have not seen one internship come up.
I had 2 interviews set up before I graduated, and most of my friends who applied 3 months or so before graduation had jobs. I'm hoping to accept a position this week. In the grand scheme, the job market here is better than a lot of places.
I am in the Columbia area.
I heard there was a new hospital opening up in Charleston...a Bon Secours I think.