Wishing to work in California, from another state - page 9

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   sagemm
    Still a little confused.. I am in NY at the Sage Colleges (BSN).

    **How do I find out if I meet CA education requirments?

    **Also, will training programs have a problem with a temporary license?
    I am thinking I will get my license in NY in June then transfer it to CA when I have a job set up.
  2. by   suzanne4
    Until you are able to submit a completed set of transcripts to them , there is no way to find out.

    You will not be transferring a license, there is no such thing as that in the US. You will be applying for endorsement if you actually have a license number assigned to you from another state.

    Not sure which area of CA that you are considering moving to, but most definitely have a job before you move out here. Unemployment is up to just under 10% and quite a few of the new grads out here are having issues with getting hired. Several facilities that were set to start new grad orientation programs next week have cancelled out and all that were hired by them are without jobs now as well.

    Never any issue with a temporary license to get hired, but the issue will be not having any experience.

    Best of luck to you.
  3. by   aprillynnHI
    Do people usually have problems with educational requirements? I will be graduating from the University of Hawaii with my BSN in May. Do they just reject programs or certain classes such as prerequisites? Thanks in advance for any info?
  4. by   suzanne4
    Not all programs in all states meet the requirements everywhere. The BRN will do a review of your credentials and then let you know if you meet their requirements.

    But just as a side note, not sure where in CA that you are wishing to work, but you need to be aware that there are many new grads that have actually trained in CA that are out of work at this time. And they are having to move to other locales so that they can start as an RN.
  5. by   aprillynnHI
    I understand about the job crunch at present. I really dont have a choice of where I live since my husband is in the Navy. Hopefully my BSN and work study experience will help get my foot in the door.
  6. by   suzanne4
    Quote from aprillynnHI
    I understand about the job crunch at present. I really dont have a choice of where I live since my husband is in the Navy. Hopefully my BSN and work study experience will help get my foot in the door.

    Sorry, but that is not going to help in many areas here right now. If any of the experience was gained before you had your license, then it is not counted as experience. Just want you to be very aware of what you are going to be up against.

    Even the military bases have gotten much tighter with their requirements as well. They are requiring at least two years of current work experience out of the last three years, and will not accept anything less.

    Please be aware of this and go in with very open eyes, as well as new grad programs will not be starting until the summer at the earliest now. I want everyone to be very aware of what is happening here and not come expecting it to be all roses and everything else. San Diego area also has hospitals with hiring freezes in place. Best suggestion for you is to check out websites specific for facilities that you are interested in and then check out to see what they want in the area of experience for what is posted to give you some idea.

    Best of luck to you.
  7. by   Little_Mouse
    Hi everyone,
    I am a California resident, but I will be graduating in May '09 from another state. I would like to know anyone's advice on whether I should take the NCLEX in California or the state I am currently in (Illinois), then endorse my IL liscence to CA.
    Which is more practical?
  8. by   onecup=us
    :spin: Hello, does anyone know anything about a temporary license in s.c... and what does this statement mean!!!!!!!!!
    Effective immediately, demonstration of continued competency will be required before a temporary license can be issued. who is hiring with a temporary license. is there a test when you want to get a temporary license. why do they have 2 fees one for $124 and $115 dollars. thank you I'm new to s.c.
  9. by   SPower82
    Greetings Suzanne, Ive been reading some of your blog entries for the past couple of years now.

    thanks for all the advise.

    Im currently in the last year at an LPN program in Chicago with an aspiration to move to the bay area following graduation.

    1. Here in Chicago, most LPNs go for jobs in nursing homes, LTC, clinics, community health, hospice and Home health. Is it the same in the bay area??


    2. As I may be returning to Chicago, would it be a prudent decision to sit for my NCLEX in California (same question was proposed by someone else above)?

    Also, I understand new grad RNs in the bay area are really experiencing a hard time finding jobs. My eventual goal is to work in a nursing home or LTC facility for a period of time then do home health.

    3. Would I have a very hard time finding a job?


    Thanks
    Last edit by SPower82 on Mar 6, '09
  10. by   SPower82
    Greetings Suzanne,

    Ive been reading some of your blog entries for the past couple of years now.
    Thanks for all the advise.

    Im currently in the last year at an LPN program in Chicago with an aspiration to move to the bay area following graduation.

    I understand from reading your posts that new grad RNs in the bay area are really experiencing a hard time finding jobs. My eventual goal is to work in a nursing home or LTC facility for a period of time then do home health.

    Would I have a very hard time finding a job?

    I am a California resident, but I will be graduating in May '09 from another state. I would like to know anyone's advice on whether I should take the NCLEX in California or the state I am currently in (Illinois), then endorse my IL liscence to CA.

    Which is more practical?

    Thanks again

    Shawn
  11. by   odria
    I will be graduating from a nursing program in Washington State and I will be moving to California right afterwards. Is it possible to apply directly for the CA license or must I get a WA license and then endorse. Which would be the quickest route to CA licensure?
  12. by   MegoEgo
    I have a question. I am sorry if it seems really stupid. So after you do the application and everything to endorse in CA, do you have to take the exam again in CA, even though you passed the NCLEX in the original licensing state?
  13. by   TuTonka
    Quote from bethin
    What does endorse mean? I know it means sign, but that doesn't fit in this context.

    Endorsement means that you are able to become licensed in the state your are appling to and not have to take the NCLEX again providing you have an unrestricted active license.

    TuTonka

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