Do you have to pass the NCLEX before your hired in CA?

  1. Do you have to pass the NCLEX before your hired in CA? I know in Missouri you can start working but have to pass NCLEX within 3 months.
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    About delerben

    Joined: Dec '10; Posts: 63; Likes: 6
    Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 15 year(s) of experience

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  3. by   krumbles
    You can apply for an interim permit after you graduate and work for six months with the permit. But some hospitals require you to have a license.
  4. by   thth21
    It really depends on the hospital. The hospital I work at hires people with just their IP, but most of these people are new grads who externed/were PCAs already at the hospital. I don't think many hospitals in the bay area/socal do because they have so many new grad applicants who are already RNs that they can be a bit picky.

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