I'm a new BSN grad and newly licensed NY RN. You know the deal - NO JOBS in NYC. Willing to expand my search, I started applying to hospitals in the Tri-State area and on the West Coast. I'm FINALLY starting to get replies, but they say: YOU MUST HAVE YOUR LICENSE IN [FILL IN BLANK] STATE. ONCE YOU GET YOUR [FILL IN STATE] LICENSE, PLEASE RE-APPLY. Is it customary to get a license in every single state to which you are considering moving before you apply for jobs? Seems kinda costly and a waste if you only end up working in one state.