I'm a new grad RN who graduated in May 2013, and I'm just now starting to get interviews. I have one coming up in Texas, and then one Washington state a few weeks later. I currently live in a compact state, so if I applied to WA for my license right now, it would mess things up for the Texas interview (since TX is also a compact state). WA is really where I would rather be. I'm trying to figure out if waiting to apply to WA until I have the interview there would hurt my chances of getting the job.
If I was selected for the WA job, there would be only about 6 weeks between the interview, and when they want people to start. I know WA offers temporary practice permits, but are there any hospitals that don't allow you to work with them? I've encountered hospitals in other states that won't allow you to work on a temporary license, instead requiring a permanent license, despite the fact that the respective state offers temporary ones. Thanks for any help you can provide!