I just graduated from an out of state program and am planning to apply for a CA NP license. From my understanding, I can't apply for CA NP certification until after I pass the boards. I plan to take the ANCC exam in March. Most CA job listings I've seen list "current CA NP license" as a requirement. A few questions...
- Can I start applying for jobs now, or should I wait for my CA NP certification to come through?
- How long does the certification process take after I apply?
For you out of state graduates who have found NP jobs in CA, any tips or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!