Interview at UCH and from CA.

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    So good news is that I got an interview at UCH. Bad news is that I'm kind of freaking out because I'm from California and Cali is not part of the compact agreement. If I apply for the Colorado BRN to take NCLEX on Monday would they be able to process me fast enough so I could take the test in June? I know it takes a while to process, but I don't know how long. Even if I take the exam in early June in California, it takes 6 weeks to transfer my license to CO. That would be cutting it really, really close. Hence the freaking out. Has anyone else been in this position? What should I do?

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    Quote from adamsli88
    So good news is that I got an interview at UCH. Bad news is that I'm kind of freaking out because I'm from California and Cali is not part of the compact agreement. If I apply for the Colorado BRN to take NCLEX on Monday would they be able to process me fast enough so I could take the test in June? I know it takes a while to process, but I don't know how long. Even if I take the exam in early June in California, it takes 6 weeks to transfer my license to CO. That would be cutting it really, really close. Hence the freaking out. Has anyone else been in this position? What should I do?

    I don't know how it works when you are transferring, but from the day I turned in my application and transcripts and stuff to the state, I had my ATT the next day. I drove to Casper, WY to test 2 days later. (it was still for CO lic. but the local testing center didn't have a date until May 31st and June 6th and apparently you can take it at any Pearson Center) I passed and my License was on the states website the next day. Before I could even check the quick results. So once you have whatever it is you need to be able to apply to test here, it should be a pretty quick process. The state told us 2 weeks to get ATT. But it was next day. They said it is weeks to get lic. and again, it was next day.

    Apparently too once you know where your going, you need to register on pearson right away and pay the 200 dollars, it can delay things if you don't do that when you turn in your app to the state.

    I would call the state and find out the transferring process to test here. Once you have that, it should go quick.
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    Thank you so much! That is reassuring!
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    Quote from adamsli88
    Thank you so much! That is reassuring!

    So to update, my Paper License came in the mail Sat. 21st. (the online version was up next day with my lic. number) I tested on the 16th.
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    Good luck, OP! UCH is a great place to work, IMO.
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    Do you work there? I hope I get it! My interview is on the 6th. It seems like a great place to work. Do you by any chance know how much RN's make there? I heard its insanely low.
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    Yes, I do work there. I started as an RN with 4 years of experience, so I don't know for sure what new grads make, but I'm going to guess around $24ish? Their nighttime shift differential is really good, though - $5/hour.

    So much of it is more than the hourly wages, though - they have fabulous benefits - health insurance is super inexpensive (especially if you need family coverage, like I do), their continuing education benefits are amazing (they are very generous with things like tuition reimbursement and paying for CEs and conferences). When you add all that up, you come out ahead, compared to other facilities. Plus, I just feel like working for UCH is considered prestigious - they're such a well-respected facility, and I feel honored to be able to say I work there.

    I moved here from AZ, so I did have a bit of sticker shock when I saw what nurses' wages are here in Denver, but I think it's like that anywhere in this area - I've been told that Denver generally pays a bit less because it's considered a highly desirable area to live. COL is not bad, though.
    Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions about the facility.
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    Quote from klone
    Yes, I do work there. I started as an RN with 4 years of experience, so I don't know for sure what new grads make, but I'm going to guess around $24ish? Their nighttime shift differential is really good, though - $5/hour.

    So much of it is more than the hourly wages, though - they have fabulous benefits - health insurance is super inexpensive (especially if you need family coverage, like I do), their continuing education benefits are amazing (they are very generous with things like tuition reimbursement and paying for CEs and conferences). When you add all that up, you come out ahead, compared to other facilities. Plus, I just feel like working for UCH is considered prestigious - they're such a well-respected facility, and I feel honored to be able to say I work there.

    I moved here from AZ, so I did have a bit of sticker shock when I saw what nurses' wages are here in Denver, but I think it's like that anywhere in this area - I've been told that Denver generally pays a bit less because it's considered a highly desirable area to live. COL is not bad, though.
    Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions about the facility.
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