It's the same situation here in WA. Despite St. John of God opening this year and Fiona Stanley last year there are a glut of nursing grads and no jobs. At the hospital I work at there is not ONE job for the grads. Not one. This is the first year I can remember being like this. It's so strange . The media says there is a shortage of nurses but it's the opposite . Swan hospital just closed a couple of weeks ago and some have been redeployed to us and we don't even have the positions for them !
I really don't understand why the universities are allowed to train these people if there's not enough jobs for them. I definitely would not do nursing if it was me starting over. Just all too hard.