Hi, everyone! I am a new grad nurse, freshly licensed in Washington state. I am a Texas native, though (and a bit homesick at that). I have been considering getting a license to practice in Texas for a number of reasons. I went to the BON site and saw that you have to take a jurisprudence test, pay fees and cut through red tape etc.
My question is this... should I go through this process before I start looking for jobs in Texas. Being a new grad puts an added wrinkle into the job hunt scenario, trying to time applications for residencies at the appropriate times and such. I know there will be a new cycle of residencies in late spring, early summer. Any advice as to when to initiate the process, tips about navigating through all the steps, etc?