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    I am just accepted into RN program at 2 year school in New York State. This program is a top program. I want to move to CA as soon as I finish. My parents have died and I am going through a divorce. Have two daughters si here until they finish school so must stay in New York but I want to be in CA. Will it be a problem? I thought I'd just need to sit for the NClex in CA as well as in NY. Can anyone advise. If I need to work as LVN that would be fine. I understand no one hires recent grads anyway!
    Jeannie
    Last edit by Esme12 on Apr 11, '13
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    Quote from SleepyJean
    I am just accepted into RN program at 2 year school in New Uork State. This program is a top program. I want to move to CA as soon as I finish. My parents have died and I am going through a divorce. Have two daughters si here until rhey finush school so must stay in New York but I want to be in CA. Will it be a problem? I thought I'd just need to sit for the NClex in CA as well as in NY. Can anyone asvise. If I need to work as LVN that woyld be fine. I understand no one hires recent grads anyway!
    Jeannie
    Are you internationally educated? NCLEX is national you only take the RN or PN once unless you stop practicing for an extended period of time
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    Quote from SleepyJean
    I am just accepted into RN program at 2 year school in New York State. This program is a top program. I want to move to CA as soon as I finish. My parents have died and I am going through a divorce. Have two daughters si here until they finish school so must stay in New York but I want to be in CA. Will it be a problem? I thought I'd just need to sit for the NClex in CA as well as in NY. Can anyone advise. If I need to work as LVN that would be fine. I understand no one hires recent grads anyway!
    Jeannie
    only those states that have explicit education requirements of concurrent theory and practicum will nurses have licensure issues.

    excelsior college new york nursing graduates have had same issue recently.

    these are states having concerns over concurrent theory and practicum, so i would look at other 37 states to obtain license:

    alabama
    arizona
    california
    georgia
    illinois

    kansas
    louisiana
    maryland
    north dakota
    oklahoma
    vermont
    virginia
    washington

    I think if you are educated in the US you will be fine. The problem is that there is a plethora of nurses right now and hospitals are preferring BSN grads over ADN grads. The surplus of nurses in California is one of the hardest hit areas....with about 47% of all graduates unemployed or underemployed.

    Check out other forums like

    Nursing Career Advice
    California Nursing




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