I am a new grad. (May 2006). I am soon going to retake my nclex exam and I AM GOING TO PASS!(In North Carolina). I will be relocating to Stafford, VA in the next month or two. Stafford is very close to Alexandria and Fredericksburg. How do I get started on a job search? I called the Virginia State Board of Nursing and they said there is nothing special that I need to do to work in Virginia because NC and VA are both under the Compact. But I just don't know where to start to gain employment. I contacted a nurse recruiter at Potomac Hospital but they do not hire many new grads. Where do the new grads go in this area?