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Moving to California from Arkansas. Not yet...

Hi everyone

I am an RN from Arkansas, and we are planning to relocate to California in August.

I wanted to know if it is possible to receive California license while still staying in Arkansas? I just hate the idea of moving there in August, and only then applying for California license. I would need a job asap and I can't afford to sit at home for few months untill I receive California license. Should I start the process now before relocation?

Thank you!

NickiLaughs, ADN, BSN, RN

Has 11 years experience. Specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

The California BON takes forever from what I have heard. I would recommend starting now and applying for jobs ASAP. Unfortunately the job market is pretty awful right now, even for experiences RNs, so I would definitely take the time to start hunting soon.

I'm unsure how long the endorsement proces is. What's your specialty and how long have you been working as a RN? The area will also make a difference.

Start the process now because it takes a while. Also, the most important thing is having a job before you move because it is pretty tough out here especially for new grads!

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