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I have been in Seattle, Washington since August and have applied to numerous hospitals/clinics and not one has called me back! I have 3years experience from the UK-Gynecology and float pool in... Read More

  1. Visit  missnurse01 profile page
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    Gaius if u have your rn license valid in wa already then you should be able to apply to the position online and enter your license number for them to verify on the application. Seems like all the hosp only Take online app here and they will not talk to you on the phone. You apply and wait for their response, that's what's common.

    Good luck.
  2. Visit  lindarn profile page
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    Folks, there are ALOT OF NURSING PROGRAMS IN WASHINGTON STATE!

    There is NO shortage of nurses in Washington State!!

    Just go on line, and see how many nursing programs there are here.

    In Spokane, (the east coast of Washington State, next to Idaho), there are TWO BSN programs, and ONE ADN program, with an LPN program as well. Right across the border from Spokane, there is North Idaho College (ADN program). There are also BSN programs in Boise, there is Idaho State College, and I believe that there is one more BSN program in Idaho, and an ADN program, and an LPN program as well. Spokane has two large hospitals, and two small hospitals, each of the smaller hospitals belong to the same chain as the larger hospitals. There are a few small outlying hospitals, but they are small- like 20 -30 beds each.

    There are numerous ADN programs scattered across Washington State, as well.

    In a nutshell, there are too many nurses in Washington State as it is, and an overabundance of nursing programs, and really not a huge amount of hospitals and hospital jobs.

    You need to check out ANY area for job opportunities, obtain a job, (in writing), before you pull up stakes and make a major move.

    If you move out of state, and find yourself unemployed, you have no one to blamd but yourself. The time of a REAL NURSING SHORTAGE is gone!

    I am not trying to discourage you, but you need to look at the entire picture.

    The moral of the story is, there is no shortage of nurses in Washington State. Don't complain when you cannot get a job.


    JMHO and my NY $0.02.
    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Somewhere in the PACNW
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  3. Visit  gaius profile page
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    Quote from missnurse01
    Gaius if u have your rn license valid in wa already then you should be able to apply to the position online and enter your license number for them to verify on the application. Seems like all the hosp only Take online app here and they will not talk to you on the phone. You apply and wait for their response, that's what's common.

    Good luck.
    Yes this is what I thought too but apparently in practice, this isn't the case. I do know what you mean, half the applications you can't progress without filling in your license number but I guess no one actually reads them in my experience.

    Thank you lindarn. It is indeed frustrating. I see a lot of home health jobs and pediatrics if anyone is into that.
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  4. Visit  tokidoki7 profile page
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    Any updates?
  5. Visit  British Bulldog profile page
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    Quote from tokidoki7
    Any updates?
    I just finally got a job. But I was only called by one place and that's the offer I took. Per Diem. Crazy. Still hunting though.
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  6. Visit  tokmom profile page
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    At least you have your foot in the door for now, Bulldog. I hope something more long term works out for you!
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  7. Visit  rhony_286 profile page
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    Hi everyone! i need some info..im just new here in washington state.im living here in lakewood.i just got my RN license in california and im about to process the reciprocity.and im afraid it will take long time to get my license transfered here.can i apply any job here in washington atleast in medical field?like NA,LPN?because i dont want too be stock at home..but the only license im holding is california license.thank you so much
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    Quote from rhony_286
    Hi everyone! i need some info..im just new here in washington state.im living here in lakewood.i just got my RN license in california and im about to process the reciprocity.and im afraid it will take long time to get my license transfered here.can i apply any job here in washington atleast in medical field?like NA,LPN?because i dont want too be stock at home..but the only license im holding is california license.thank you so much
    I had to Endorse my California License from California to Washington as well. It took quite a while but mostly because I wasn't educated here and I needed to get my Uni in the UK to send original transcripts.

    All in all, it took 5months!!! And that's with me bothering them constantly! Good luck.

    Getting a job here without a WA license might be tricky. I don't think any health care establishment will be willing to risk it. But give it a go anyway, I did. I got one offer with the condition that I get my License before they take me on. Luckily I did within the timeframe they gave me. Thank God.

    Wish you all the best.
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    Quote from British Bulldog

    I had to Endorse my California License from California to Washington as well. It took quite a while but mostly because I wasn't educated here and I needed to get my Uni in the UK to send original transcripts.

    All in all, it took 5months!!! And that's with me bothering them constantly! Good luck.

    Getting a job here without a WA license might be tricky. I don't think any health care establishment will be willing to risk it. But give it a go anyway, I did. I got one offer with the condition that I get my License before they take me on. Luckily I did within the timeframe they gave me. Thank God.

    Wish you all the best.
    wow..5 mos is really long..what did you do while waiting your license to be transfered? you know thats my problem too i have a copy of my transcripts but washington doh wont accept it.they want it sealed from my school, which gives me more pressure.because i studied in philippines..can you tell me please how did you start to process the endorsement of your license?i really appreciated your help.thank you..
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    wow..5 mos is really long..what did you do while waiting your license to be transfered? you know thats my problem too i have a copy of my transcripts but washington doh wont accept it.they want it sealed from my school, which gives me more pressure.because i studied in philippines..can you tell me please how did you start to process the endorsement of your license?i really appreciated your help.thank you..
    I just sent the required forms to my school with a payment. I worked in retail while waiting. Luckily I had Asst Manager experience so I got better pay than your average sales person.
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  11. Visit  tokidoki7 profile page
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    Seattle is on my list of places to move to, but it depends on the job market over there. I'd be nervous moving to the other side of the country and not being able to find a job there.
  12. Visit  missnurse01 profile page
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    Toki if you have experience you will find a job. We are having a hard time finding experienced nurses on my unit
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  13. Visit  renzlao profile page
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    I finished my nursing in the Philippines as well. I am now in Vancouver, BC and had to do endorsement with my US license to WA. It took me 3 months. It will depend on how fast you process/request other requirements like your school transcript in sealed envelop or your license verification. WA accepts transcript from your original board of nursing too. You can just follow the instruction from WA BON site. You can find it here.

    Nurse Licensing :: Washington State Dept. of Health

    Good luck!

    Quote from rhony_286
    wow..5 mos is really long..what did you do while waiting your license to be transfered? you know thats my problem too i have a copy of my transcripts but washington doh wont accept it.they want it sealed from my school, which gives me more pressure.because i studied in philippines..can you tell me please how did you start to process the endorsement of your license?i really appreciated your help.thank you..

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