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This is a discussion on New Grad transferring license to state applying in Nursing First Job Hunt Assistance, part of Nursing Career Advice ... Will it increase my chances of getting an interview if I apply to transfer my license to the state...by JuneNurse Oct 16, '12Will it increase my chances of getting an interview if I apply to transfer my license to the state in which I'm applying?
I'm in the same boat as many. Needing a job and applying out of state just to try anything. Currently my license is in Washington. I am looking to transfer it to California but I haven't had a interview yet so I'm not sure if it's worth looking into yet. Any advice
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- Oct 21, '12 by GoosbyLPNi WOULD TRANFER MY LICENSE PLUS IF YOU KNOW ANYONE IN CA I WOULD USE THEIR ADDRESS.
- Oct 21, '12 by perioddramaHonestly, California is a tough state right now.
Before you spend your money to transfer your license, have you searched CA jobs to get a general idea of how the market is?
There are very, very few postings that require at least 6 months experience. Most of the hospital positions require one year experience.
You can try to apply in a New Grad Program; however, CA has had a couple of hospitals cancel their upcoming programs for the next year. Just note if you are applying to a New Grad Program, your resume better be in tip-top shape since the average number of applicants for the Programs are usually in the 1000s for a small number of positions. Even the smaller and/or rural hospitals get several hundreds of applicants.
You must also apply to non-hospital jobs to increase your chance at getting a RN job.
The truth is, you will be competing with A LOT of CA nursing graduates. If you are dead set on job searching in CA, by all means, do it and good luck to you!