I am in the same boat. Here in Illinois, the state processes all professional licenses. I mailed in my application Sept 13th and still no license. When I was able to reach them by phone, I was told they have 2 people processing ALL Illinois nursing licenses! In the mean time, I have suspended the job search for the same reason. Employers don't want to hear your license is pending. I am waiting until I have my license in hand before I restart the job search. I have had to pass up 2 jobs that would have been a good fit for me due to not having my license!