Applying to hospitals in different state.

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    I will be graduating in August from NY. I am very much interested in working in Las Vegas, or even Seattle, but I'm leaning more towards Las Vegas. I've looked at the hospitals online, so I have an idea where I'd like to apply. From what I've read in this forum I think now is the time for me to apply. Can anyone tell me what the process is to applying at hospitals in a different state? I'm interested in finding out how many interviews I'd have to go through. My plan is to spend about 2 weeks on the West Coast. A week for Seattle and another week for Las Vegas and get all the interviews done, and maybe even look at apartments. What do you think? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
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    Quote from sebioac
    I will be graduating in August from NY. I am very much interested in working in Las Vegas, or even Seattle, but I'm leaning more towards Las Vegas. I've looked at the hospitals online, so I have an idea where I'd like to apply. From what I've read in this forum I think now is the time for me to apply. Can anyone tell me what the process is to applying at hospitals in a different state? I'm interested in finding out how many interviews I'd have to go through. My plan is to spend about 2 weeks on the West Coast. A week for Seattle and another week for Las Vegas and get all the interviews done, and maybe even look at apartments. What do you think? Any advice is greatly appreciated.
    I would definitely begin your application process now.
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    I am involved in a multistate job hunt process myself. I'm looking for a CNS position in oncology. What I have experienced is interesting. I have been using a variety of web sites to find jobs such as:
    www.workzoo.com
    www.JobFind.com
    www. America's Job Bank
    www.TrueCareers.com
    www.HotJobs.com
    www.CareerBuilder.com
    plus monster.com of course.
    A lot of these sites have postings by recruiters, and they don't always list the name of the hospital because they don't get paid if they don't find the nurse! So you apply online - have your resume/CV ready to roll. The recruiter will call and chat and decide if they want to pass you along to the hospital and if they want to tell you the name of the hospital or clinic. When they do a time to talk will be arranged by someone - HR person and you will be interviewed on the phone. (I am speaking about my experience - so I don't know if this is the norm), When you pass that interview test I was then asked if I wanted to come out and see the place and have face to face interviews. When I said yes - they arranged a flight, hotel, transportation and a meeting with a real estate agent. This is as far as I have got - but I know many hospitals will pay relocation costs as well.
    So yes I would apply now if I were you.
    Good luck.
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    Quote from nesher
    I am involved in a multistate job hunt process myself. I'm looking for a CNS position in oncology. What I have experienced is interesting. I have been using a variety of web sites to find jobs such as:
    www.workzoo.com
    www.JobFind.com
    www. America's Job Bank
    www.TrueCareers.com
    www.HotJobs.com
    www.CareerBuilder.com
    plus monster.com of course.
    A lot of these sites have postings by recruiters, and they don't always list the name of the hospital because they don't get paid if they don't find the nurse! So you apply online - have your resume/CV ready to roll. The recruiter will call and chat and decide if they want to pass you along to the hospital and if they want to tell you the name of the hospital or clinic. When they do a time to talk will be arranged by someone - HR person and you will be interviewed on the phone. (I am speaking about my experience - so I don't know if this is the norm), When you pass that interview test I was then asked if I wanted to come out and see the place and have face to face interviews. When I said yes - they arranged a flight, hotel, transportation and a meeting with a real estate agent. This is as far as I have got - but I know many hospitals will pay relocation costs as well.
    So yes I would apply now if I were you.
    Good luck.
    Thank you for telling me about your experience. It is really very helpful. Your approach to applying for jobs seem to be more efficient (and far less expensive) than I thought it would be. If there are other experiences or advice, please do let me know. Keep me posted.
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    That was helpful to me as well!! Thanks for the advice!
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    I just went through this myself. I got a job in Florida, and I go to school (and have lived in) philadelphia for 5 years. I sent in online applications and resumes to hospitals in the area we are looking at living in. I got calls from all of them, and they were more than happy to set up interviews for when I would be in town. They were all one interview only, and I got all four that I interviewed.
    If they don't call you a week after you email the application, call them. Not one seemed at all biased at an out of state applicant. Actually they were quite helpful about relocating.

    Good luck.
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    You need to start with the board of nursing in that state. Go to www.ncsbn for a list of all of them. Then search online for the info they need to process an application (plus cost and other requirements that take time, like background checks). It is generally easier to take the NCLEX in the same state you attended school. Then transfer your license. Some states are "compact", meaning you can work in one while living in the other. That saves time till you get a new address. If they are not compact, you will have to wait before the CO license comes thru before working. So start with the Boards.


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