torn between CALIFORNIA or ILLINOIS - page 3

hi everbody! i want to know your opinion. which is a better place to start my career as a nurse? im going to file my nclex next month and im torn between these 2 places.i have visited both but i... Read More

  1. by   suzanne4
    California definitely has the longest time with petition for a green card over any other state. Wait time for that alone is about 8 months and actually may be getting longer. It hasn't gotten any shorter, that is for sure.

    Depends on how long you want to wait BEFORE legally working.
  2. by   Saved_by_Grace
    [font=lucida sans unicode]cool...... thanks for the info!!

    Quote from rn3504
    i just graduated from an il nursing school and it is true you have to pick one or the other states, but you can get a bistate license- after you recieve one you can apply for the other. i am getting my mo license first and then my il.
  3. by   Sheri257
    Quote from apogee
    California is a hell hole. Over run with illegal aliens that have more rights than a citizen. Avoid the political correctness as long as you can. Strive for a realistic, common sense, common folks, picket fence exsistance for as long as you can. California is a rat race. Remember: No matter if you win or lose the rat race, your still a rat......
    Quote from aspenice
    California is the pit of hell. It is expensive, hot and crowded. I am from the east coast and it is so much nicer
    Wow. If you guys really hate California so much, why don't you move?

    A rat race? A hell hole? The east cost is better? :chuckle

    I've lived on the East Coast. Like California, it depends on where you live, but it can be crowded, hot and congested too.

    And you think California has exclusive jurisdiction on the rat race? There's plenty of rat race everywhere, not just in California.

    Last edit by Sheri257 on May 22, '04
  4. by   rollingstone
    Quote from Rustyhammer
    I just can't take the hot summers of Illinois and the midwest. Too dang hot!
    Rusty, maybe you don't like the humidity?
  5. by   pinayhomegirl
    i have been in both states and its really confusing, thanks again for all of you that have replied..i will take all of it into consideration. im from the philippines so i am more comfortable with cali's warm and humid (heheheh) weather.
  6. by   renerian
    I love the Ventura/Santa Barbara/Ojai area. Sigh, I just would love it.