question regarding license

  1. Hi everyone,
    I was wondering if anyone has an answer to my question. I am relocating to California soon, only I have a NY state RN license. What are the chances of me getting interviewed with my out of state license before I get my Ca license?
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  3. by   cursenurse
    you can probably get interviewed w/out a ca license. new grads get interviewed and offered jobs all the time w/out even having taken the nclex. have you submitted your paperwork yet for ca licensure?
  4. by   cassieopea2193
    Quote from cursenurse
    you can probably get interviewed w/out a ca license. new grads get interviewed and offered jobs all the time w/out even having taken the nclex. have you submitted your paperwork yet for ca licensure?


    No,I havent as yet..I recently got the application so I am going to start the paperwork.
  5. by   peaceful
    Quote from cassieopea2193
    No,I havent as yet..I recently got the application so I am going to start the paperwork.
    Start the paperwork, it takes awhile. I just started and have a feeling will take a good 2 months if i am lucky. I find the hospitals prefer you to have license in hand. Which CAlifornia hospitals are you thinking about.
  6. by   cassieopea2193
    Quote from peaceful
    Start the paperwork, it takes awhile. I just started and have a feeling will take a good 2 months if i am lucky. I find the hospitals prefer you to have license in hand. Which CAlifornia hospitals are you thinking about.

    I was thinking about UCLA and Cedars ...I am also looking for a place to live...so i have a lot to do... I started my application...I will mail it out on Monday. Do you live in Cali?
  7. by   peaceful
    Quote from cassieopea2193
    I was thinking about UCLA and Cedars ...I am also looking for a place to live...so i have a lot to do... I started my application...I will mail it out on Monday. Do you live in Cali?
    No i am relocating there. Do have a friend i will be staying with. Seems like Kaiser is hiring. I am an RN with about one year experience trying to get cross trained into a new area. Are you a new grad? Lots of great new grad jobs. Let me know if you hear anything interesting on hospitals that are hiring. Thanks.
  8. by   cassieopea2193
    Quote from peaceful
    No i am relocating there. Do have a friend i will be staying with. Seems like Kaiser is hiring. I am an RN with about one year experience trying to get cross trained into a new area. Are you a new grad? Lots of great new grad jobs. Let me know if you hear anything interesting on hospitals that are hiring. Thanks.

    I guess I am considered a new grad...but no...I left school about 5 trs ago...I just did my NCLEX in 2004 and passed. I guess they will consider me a new grad. I dont know where I fall. I have been an LPN for 5 yrs..no RN experience. I will keep you informed as soon as I hear anything
  9. by   suzanne4
    You can actually do a "walk-thru" at the Board of Nursing in Sacremento, and get issued a temporary license right on the spot. It takes a few hours, but you leave with the document in your hand.

    That will be the easiest for you to do.................
  10. by   EvePooh
    It might be a stupid question, but what's a "walk thr", and what should I bring wth me?

    Eve
  11. by   peaceful
    Quote from suzanne4
    You can actually do a "walk-thru" at the Board of Nursing in Sacremento, and get issued a temporary license right on the spot. It takes a few hours, but you leave with the document in your hand.

    That will be the easiest for you to do.................
    My research showed the walk thru process more complicated than i orginally thought.
  12. by   peaceful
    Quote from peaceful
    My research showed the walk thru process more complicated than i orginally thought.
    The walk through still needs verfication from BON from state you are currently licensed, verification of graduation from nursing school, finger print cards, and passport photo. So start the process as soon as possible. My state, my school are slow in sending their side.
  13. by   suzanne4
    Quote from peaceful
    My research showed the walk thru process more complicated than i orginally thought.
    I actually did the walk-thru in Janaury and was out of the office in just a few hours. It can easily be done. If one of the states where you are licensed is on Nursys then it is even easier, otherwise you need documentation form your Board of Nursing.

    You can go to the Department of Justice for "live scan" fingerprinting, you can register for Nursys if your state is one that participtates or you can do it in Sacremento by just going to a local Kinko's. Have your two pictures with you, and then that is it. I don't know how it can be any easier than that...
    All of this can be done within a few hours in Sacremento, they will actually give you a map to get everything done. By 1 pm, you can be on your way home and able to begin work the next day.
  14. by   suzanne4
    Quote from peaceful
    The walk through still needs verfication from BON from state you are currently licensed, verification of graduation from nursing school, finger print cards, and passport photo. So start the process as soon as possible. My state, my school are slow in sending their side.
    Sorry but not for the walk-thru. You only need vierification of your other license, if you already have one, and that can be done on Nursys.com.
    You can also do the "live scan" for fingerprinting and forget about the cards.

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