it was interesting to read one of the replies that said that i could apply for a license here in california after graduating in utah. i didn't know i could do that. this nursing stuff is all new to me...
i worked with computers my whole life, and after being laid off i decided to change careers. so i went back to school and have spent the last two years doing the prerequisite classes for the nursing program. now that i'm done taking those classes, i'm applying at schools here in the area (ca) and thought of applying at a school in utah because i have all my ges done there and would be easier for me to go back and finish my bachelors with them. but i don't want to live there afterwards. and before i decide to move to utah i have to make sure i know what i'm doing and if my decision is going to cause me any pain later.
anyway, after i posted this message last night i found the web site for the california board of registered nursing. the only thing their web site said about having a license from another state was this...:
"to qualify for endorsement (reciprocity) into california as a rn, you must hold a current and active license in another state or canada, have completed an educational program meeting all california requirements, and have passed national council licensure examination (nclex-rn) or the state board test pool examination (sbtpe). the canadian comprehensive examination is not acceptable. if you do not possess these qualifications, you do not
qualify for licensure by endorsement and must apply to take the examination
i learned that i'd have to apply for a temporary license if i obtained my license in utah. what does that mean? how long would it take for california to give me a permanent license? so if i graduate in utah, how hard would it be for me to take the nclex-rn here instead? what are my odds at passing it if graduating from a school in another state? i'm trying to see what all the options are before i decide to move there.
i can't believe i found this web site last night and had so many people with knowledge reply to my message. thank you, and i'm hoping to hear from you again.