Wishing to work in California, from another state - page 5

since there have been so many threads started on this, thought that a sticky would answer most questions about this. 1. you must endorse to california, you do not transfer a license. you will... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    If you already have a license from NM, then you will use the CA BRN License by Endorsement application. Without having a SSN# at present, they will provide a temporary license for you that is valid for six months. You just need to follow the requirements on that for a foreign nurse.

    They will not issue you a permanent license until you provide them with a SSN#, as well as your school sending in your transcripts. Those are still needed even if you have a license in another state.

    And welcome to the US and Allnurses.com
  2. by   snowboardgirl
    So you are saying that

    1. You can get your RN license from another state, accredited school?

    2. Send in the application to have the license transfered to CAlifornia State Boards, and once that is complete CA will issue a permanent license....?

    THis is what I was told at an advisory session.? One month sounds normal for paperwork transfers and etc.
  3. by   snowboardgirl
    THANK YOU....my last post was before I read all the other threads. THANK YOU for this Thread!!!! It has answered all my questions,,,,even the endorsement understanding in this context.

    You are very correct that it can be easier to just take a day and go to Sacramento for the process. and get a temporary one to get to work and help a medical team help the community.
  4. by   smile4stamps
    Quote from suzanne4
    CA is quite specific about the hours that are required for you to get licensed there, if missing any, you will be required to make them up.
    Suzanne (or anyone else) do you know the hours that are required to be licensed in CA? I have tried searching and have been unable to locate this info anywhere. Any help will be appreciated!

    Thanks!
    Paula
  5. by   aznqtpie
    Can someone just give me a link to the website where I - as an LVN - can get the application to endorse? The "CA BRN" site apparently is for REGISTERED nurses. Thank you.
  6. by   Daytonite
    Quote from aznqtpie
    can someone just give me a link to the website where i - as an lvn - can get the application to endorse? the "ca brn" site apparently is for registered nurses. thank you.
    http://www.bvnpt.ca.gov/ - california board of vocational nursing and psychiatric technicians. you will find the links to get your application to endorse on this site.
  7. by   kcocat
    Hi all,

    Well I've searched the posts and don't see an answer yet to my question, so....

    I'm trying to find WHERE on the BRN website it details the educational requirements for licensure in CA. I can find info about endorsement that refers to the fact that you must meet the educational requirements, but no further information on what those requirements are. More specifically, what they're looking for on transcripts to see if you meet their requirements, etc.

    Thanks!

  8. by   coffeeaddict78
    Hi, I'm interested to relocate in San Diego ,California.Pls can you give me some advice regarding good hospitals in the area, rate per hour?Right now I'm working in a med-surg ICU and I have 6 months left in my contract.Thanks!
  9. by   Daytonite
    from this page you can pull up a list of facilities in california:
    for nursing jobs in california see these two online publications. the ads will give you an idea of who is hiring.
  10. by   USIJurgy
    Uh oh.....
    So I thought it would be a good idea to get started on the California License process so did two things:
    1) Paid the $30 to Nursys to have my Indiana license verified (right?)
    2) Went to the CBN website and paid $50 to get the process started on my application.

    Well...........just hours after I did this my friend who is currently working as a travel nurse in California said that I totally messed up- that I should not have done anything! She stated since I was from Indiana all I should have done was just shown up in Sacramento and gone through the walk through process.
    I am hoping to start a travel assignment November 26th- did I mess up?
    Can I still just do this walk-through thing even though I started online?

    I SWEAR it was much easier in Indiana =)
  11. by   NeoNurseTX
    Quote from kcocat
    Hi all,

    Well I've searched the posts and don't see an answer yet to my question, so....

    I'm trying to find WHERE on the BRN website it details the educational requirements for licensure in CA. I can find info about endorsement that refers to the fact that you must meet the educational requirements, but no further information on what those requirements are. More specifically, what they're looking for on transcripts to see if you meet their requirements, etc.

    Thanks!


    Yes, PLEASE does anyone have information on this? So even if I'm an RN licensed in Texas, CA could make me go back to school to be licensed there??

    Also, if I go directly to Sacremento, do I already need my fingerprints, transcripts sent, etc? Or just the Nursys thing?
  12. by   NeoNurseTX
    Oh also, I want to keep my license active for Texas. THey require 20 CEs every 2 years. CA requires 30. Can I just do 30 CEs and use them for both states?
  13. by   Daytonite
    Quote from redefinition
    yes, please does anyone have information on this? so even if i'm an rn licensed in texas, ca could make me go back to school to be licensed there??

    also, if i go directly to sacremento, do i already need my fingerprints, transcripts sent, etc? or just the nursys thing?
    the specific requirements that a nursing school is expected to comply with are usually not listed. to become licensed, you will find the requirements listed in the application for licensure in the section on the directions for completing the application. if you are licensed in texas you apply to california for endorsement to get a california license. the directions for doing this are on the california board of nursing site (http://www.rn.ca.gov/index.html).
    oh also, i want to keep my license active for texas. they require 20 ces every 2 years. ca requires 30. can i just do 30 ces and use them for both states?
    yes.

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