Working While Waiting for Endorsement in CA?

  1. Hello,

    I'm still in the process of waiting for my CA RN temporary and permanent license by endoresement. I'll be moving there from St. Louis in a couple weeks. We are primarily moving for my husband's job but unfortunate for me, I won't be able to work as an RN.

    What do you guys recommend for a job while waiting for licensure? Or what are you currently doing as a source of income? Is it in the medical field? What am I allowed to do patient care wise? Thanks so much in advance!!!!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Wolf at the Door
    you could just take a contract in a compact state nearby until you get your license. Arizona or Nevada (walk through state).
  4. by   outriton
    You might look into a job at the VA. I believe since it's Federal, you don't need to have a license for the state that the VA facility is located in as long as you have a nursing license from another state.
  5. by   elkpark
    Quote from outriton
    You might look into a job at the VA. I believe since it's Federal, you don't need to have a license for the state that the VA facility is located in as long as you have a nursing license from another state.
    Yes, and that's true of any Federal facility/organization -- military installations, Federal sponsored healthcare clinics, etc.
  6. by   Hello_Pretty
    You can try working as a CNA in a hospital you hope to be employed at. Or you can find a non-medical job.
  7. by   Hello_Pretty
    BTW its been 3+ months since I've applied for license by exam. Since yours is by endorsement the wait times are just as long. Don't know your specifics, but that's a long time to wait for license and then finding a job so I would consider a non-medical job if you still haven't found work in a few weeks.

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