A little more than a year practicing as a nurse practitioner and to say the least it has been interesting. My education and goal was to work in primary care, but without experience that first NP job was a little tougher than I thought. After graduating and studying for boards you start applying to jobs you want. Then as time goes on and you realize the student loans will be kicking in soon you expand the places you would consider working. In addition there are bills and living expenses still happening.
There are some jobs that will take new grad NPs. You can get in with a big organization or there are many clinic jobs. A lawyer friend told me he hated his first law job, and in most professions that first job is usually a way to get experience and move towards your dream job. In many places Pain Clinics are one of those places that will take new grad NPs, and this is where I ended up and could not wait to escape.