Canadian New Grad moving to Arizona

  1. Hi, I am a Canadian New Gradwho has recently accepted a job offer in Arizona and I will be completing my nuring program in April and moving to Arizona in June. However, I am having a lot of trouble figuring out what paper work needs to be started and processed. I have checked out the Arizona State Board of Nursing and I do not have a social security number at the moment. Does this meant that I won't be able to fill out the apply for a licence yet? How long does this process usually take?
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  3. by   jamonit
    Call the AZ BON during office hours (before 5 pm mountain time). keep calling until you get an actual person (don't leave a voicemail, as they won't call back in a timely fashion). ask them and see if you can get a straight answer. where are you planning to work in AZ?
  4. by   Susanne_L
    I have accepted a job offer at the Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. I will be starting my career as an RN on a neurology unit. I am looking forward to it!
  5. by   jamonit
    congratulations!! that's a great place to start as a new nurse. they have a fantastic new grad pogram. i work in the valley in the picu. the hospital i work at is affiliated with mayo--as they are a part of the bone marrow transplant program. i think you will like living in phoenix.
  6. by   Susanne_L
    Thanks for your tip! I will definately call tomorrow on my day off. Unfortunately, I will be responsible to pay for all the necessary fees and Mayo is not participating in any of that.
  7. by   jamonit
    really? they aren't paying for your move? that pretty much sucks. i mean mayo is great, but that's a lot of money to shell out. why'd you choose phoenix?
  8. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from Susanne_L
    Hi, I am a Canadian New Gradwho has recently accepted a job offer in Arizona and I will be completing my nuring program in April and moving to Arizona in June. However, I am having a lot of trouble figuring out what paper work needs to be started and processed. I have checked out the Arizona State Board of Nursing and I do not have a social security number at the moment. Does this meant that I won't be able to fill out the apply for a licence yet? How long does this process usually take?
    if you haven't got a SSN then you leave it blank. You just need to notify them once you have it. I have my license and not yet in the US

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