I want to work in California ..... help

  1. Hello everyone, I'm currently in UK but it has always been my desire to work in California. Can anybody offer an advice where to begin? I would sincerely appreciate any help.

    I recently passed the NCLEX, so I'm really looking forward to having a new nursing experience in my chosen state. Cheers.
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    Joined: May '06; Posts: 331; Likes: 25
    RN; from US


  3. by   carol72
    You mentioned passing the NCLEX, I assume this was in the state of California. If this is so, I would try local papers online for job leads. You can try latimes.com for the Los Angeles area and the San Francisco Chronicle online for the SF area. (Northern & southern are very different). Usually on their job postings they have a link to the human resources e mail for major hospitals, I would contact them & tell them your story (such as what dept interests you & your ETA).

    I wish you the best of luck.

  4. by   ICU_JOSIE
    I'm still in UK and I took the exam in London. So basically I'm starting from scratch. I withdrew from my agency since they couldn't provide me a placement in California, and reading from the threads here, it seems wise to do it on your own and it could be a lot quicker too. Don't know if it's a wise decision but with everyone's help here, I guess I could make it there somehow.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Issue is petitioning by a hospital. US Immigration is involved for foreign nurses to work in the US.
  6. by   ICU_JOSIE
    After all the fuss, the agency informed me that I got an employer in California that's willing to wait for me .... that's quite a relief! So, I'm back with the original plan, just getting my paperworks done. Thank you all for your replies .

    I just love allnurses.com!
  7. by   suzanne4
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