Wow newlywed and new nurse...CONGRATS!!!
I'm in southern West TN myself...looked at my map..wow Paris is kinda far from everything isn't it? lol
What about Martin? What size hospital do they have? For some reason I'm thinking there is a decent paying hospital in Huntingdon. Can't think of who it is but I was thinking someone told me they were making decent $ interning up there.
I think I would make a list of all hospitals within a certain radius and just start contacting them for new grad info. Find their websites and see how many beds they have, etc.
Just tonight I bought a 3 ring binder to start organizing info. I've had several hospitals send me nice new grad info and I'm going to file that in there along with a page with info about the hospital, what new grad opps they offer, what types of bennies, what their staffing and reputation is like, what the long term opps are (personally I want Baylor long term..with the best pay I can get .. of course as long as facility isn't some awful brutal place to work) sort of a pros/cons sheet so that I can start making some type of decision where I want to work. I currently have 4 facilities trying to recruit me already..and I don't graduate for 6 months lol. There are several others I'm interested in (this is all way south of where you are)
Hopefully others that live a little further north can provide you some info to add to that decision making progress!
Keep us updated on your journey!!