I was just wondering if any of you applied for jobs before you had your license? Or if you received a response from any potential employers if you did?
The reason I'm asking is because, I sent away for my Michigan license around the 12th of September (I know it can take up to 6 weeks from the time I received the letter from Michigan stating they have my documents) I have already taken the NCLEX exam and have a Minnesota license and I currently have my Visa Screen which would allow me to work in the US (I'm from Canada and I live across from Detroit) I'm anxious to start working but just wondered from those of you who work in the Detroit or SE Michigan, if you had more of a response from potential employers when you actually have the paperwork.
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Oct 13, '11
I got a job with a pending so go for it
the process of transferring my FL license by snail mail is a bit maddening lol all part of being the "microwave" generation lol
Oct 14, '11
Most healthcare employers (the larger organizations, at least) are v. familiar with job applicants who aren't yet licensed in the state. If you have a valid license in another state, they know that it's basically just a matter of time how long it will take to get the new license, and they probably have a much better idea than you do (as someone new coming into the state) how long that will take. I've done this a few different times in my career (job-hunting in a new state in which I'm not yet licensed), and it's never been an issue.
Nov 15, '11
I have a question about how you filled out your Michigan RN licensure application. I am also Canadian. I was wondering if you could give me any advice/tips on how to navigate through the application process. I already have one question about the application form. What did you fill in for the U.S. Social Security Number spot? I haven't wrote my NCLEX yet- I was going to do it through Michigan, but do you think that getting it through MN is easier? I live in Ontario as well and would like to work in Michigan. Any advice would be much appreciated.
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