Hi everyone! I am a new grad and recently passed the NCLEX in NY. I am going to start my journey of job hunting and I am expecting the worst, to keep myself sane, especially these days. I am confused as what to do: I live within the close borders of NJ and CT. I am willing to apply to both states if I have to resort to that. My question is, I heard that a NY license is pretty much "accepted" everywhere. Prior to applying to hospitals outside of NY, do I already have to hold that hospital's state license? For example, possess a NJ license before putting in my application, or is that AFTER getting hired?? ANY assistance w/ this issue would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance!