A lot of people in my class took their NCLEX for the NV board and then applied for reciprocity in CA. I went ahead and applied straight for the CA board. Here's my advice: If you want your CA license ASAP, apply EARLY! A lot of people will advise that you get the NCLEX out of the way ASAP after graduating. If you decide to take the NCLEX for NV right after graduation and then endorse your NV license, it will still be another 12 weeks until you can get your CA license due to the slowness of the BRN. I graduated from the traditional BSN program in March & sent my application to the CA board in February, but in hindsight I really wish I would have applied even earlier - maybe November or December. I had to wait about 3 months after graduating to take the NCLEX, and the wait could have even been longer if I wasn't proactive about it. I have seen posts from from other out-of-state graduates who successfully got to take their NCLEX in CA within 1 month of graduating because they were on the ball and sent their application, fingerprints, and transcripts from their other schools
4-6 months in advance. Then all they need is to process your nursing school
transcript once your degree is awarded and your ATT will be on its way.
As for the job hunt, I can say that there are a lot of new grad programs/RN I opportunities popping up in the LA area at least, but the majority of them require your CA license in hand to apply. If you decide to stay in Vegas, it is EXTREMELY easy for Roseman grads to get a hospital job. A really huge chunk of my class had jobs lined up within 2-3 months of graduating, I would say almost everyone that was from Vegas or chose to stay in Vegas are now employed. However, as a new grad you will probably have to sign a 2 year contract, so keep that in mind if you were thinking about getting a year's experience and then moving back.
Good luck in the program! Roseman was one of the hardest but most rewarding things I've ever experienced. Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions about Roseman or anything else.