My girlfriend recently accepted a job in Washington DC and will be moving in June. I would like to be able to move with her, so I am going to start hunting for jobs in the DC, MD, VA, area. My question is, should I obtain that state's nursing license prior to applying for jobs?
Will having that state's licensure help me to secure a job with greater ease, than just applying with my current PA license?
I need every edge that I can get since I only have just over 1 year of experience and most jobs require 2 years of minimum experience. Not only that, I am an ADN-RN, not BSN-RN, which creates issues trying to find jobs at magnet institutions.