Hey! I'm a nursing student finishing up my BSN here in CA too! I already got hired at a hospital in Seattle, WA and I was wondering how should I go about with licensing.
I would love to be licesned for WA but, how do I go about signing up for WA licensure? I understand that I can take the NCLEX in CA after graduation this year from my school in San Francisco and have the license as a WA license, but I was also offered a review from the hospital in WA for NCLEX and get licensed for WA. All the while, I thought I could either:
1 - take the NCLEX in CA and get licensed in CA (my psychiatric professor said that CA licenses are recognized in every state and have "high standards") then endorse it to a WA license.
2 - take the NCLEX in CA for a WA license.
or should I
3 - Move to WA to take the NCLEX there when the hospital will offer a review for NCLEX, but my school has paper work to fill out for an authorization to test and qualify for NCLEX from/for the state Board of Nursing BRN.
I'm confused and unsure what the best solution would be for me
... well, not the best solution, but the more convenient/best fit solution for me is. I don't plan on moving to WA until after I'm done with graduation in CA and maybe wait until NCLEX...