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Specializes in Operating Room. Has 9 years experience.

Hello everyone!

A question for you. I recently moved to SC from NY. I'm licensed in NY through December 2015 and I submitted all of the necessary documentation to become licensed in SC. I discovered today on the LLR website that they received all of my information, but I don't yet have a license number (I applied for a temporary license along with a permanent one). There are a few jobs at MUSC that I would like to apply for. I know I can't begin working until I have at least a temporary license, but would I get any call backs for interviews if I explained that my SC licensure is pending? On my cover letter, for example? Any one ever done this before and had success? I just know that the job hunting process can be long and painful and it would be nice to get it going :)

Any advice is appreciated! Thanks!

RescueNinjaKy

Specializes in Cath/EP lab, CCU, Cardiac stepdown. Has 3 years experience.

I don't know but I would suggest that you at least renew your New York license if it doesn't look like you will get your license in sc before it expires. I think it's generally easier to renew a license than to have to apply for one after it expires.

ORNerd, BSN, RN

Specializes in Operating Room. Has 9 years experience.

Yes, I considered doing this as well...although I would like to avoid paying the additional fee to renew it!

The times that I have moved in my career, I've applied for and gotten jobs before I actually had the new license in hand. I just explained that I had applied and it was just a matter of how long it would take for the license to arrive. It can't hurt to try.

Of course, many of the online applications that so many employers use now ask you if you're licensed in the state or ask for your license number, and won't let you continue if you don't enter the "right" answer.

Best wishes!

ORNerd, BSN, RN

Specializes in Operating Room. Has 9 years experience.

Good point-I will have to check! Thanks :)

ORNerd, BSN, RN

Specializes in Operating Room. Has 9 years experience.

Just wanted to update and say that I was issued my permanent license today. My license number is available online. Didn't take very long at all in case anyone is planning on becoming licensed in SC soon :)