Hello everyone. I have just graduated from a nursing program in New York in which I have earned my BSN. I graduated May 19, 2017 and took my NCLEX July 11,2017. I checked the quick results and have passed and am now just waiting for my license to come in the mail. I really wanted to move to California and transfer my license as soon as possible. Does anyone have any advice or experience in this area? I have no family in California but have dreamed of moving there after I had graduated nursing school
. I'm just not sure if I apply to positions will they consider me if I have a New York address at the moment? Also would it be maybe better to start off as a travel nurse and if so what are some good California agencies to go with? Thank you!
Jul 18, '17
Congratulations on passing your NCLEX!!
I find that dreams are doable when you're determined...and strategic.
I'm in the central valley, California, and we do hire new grads from other states.
The key is to make yourself stand out at every point in the process
This I know from having reviewed hundreds of applications
Some new grad residency programs are open year round for application, some have narrow windows of application (Cedar Sinai typically opens up for 48 hours only).
You do not need to include your mailing address in your contact information.
I recommend you read
"Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job...and Your Next
" It's chockful of insider tips and strategies, and written for someone just like yourself.
Last edit by Nurse Beth on Jul 18, '17