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I am just accepted into RN program at 2 year school in New York State. This program is a top program. I want to move to CA as soon as I finish. My parents have died and I am going through a divorce. Have two daughters si here until they finish school so must stay in New York but I want to be in CA. Will it be a problem? I thought I'd just need to sit for the NClex in CA as well as in NY. Can anyone advise. If I need to work as LVN that would be fine. I understand no one hires recent grads anyway!

Jeannie

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JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

I am just accepted into RN program at 2 year school in New Uork State. This program is a top program. I want to move to CA as soon as I finish. My parents have died and I am going through a divorce. Have two daughters si here until rhey finush school so must stay in New York but I want to be in CA. Will it be a problem? I thought I'd just need to sit for the NClex in CA as well as in NY. Can anyone asvise. If I need to work as LVN that woyld be fine. I understand no one hires recent grads anyway!

Jeannie

Are you internationally educated? NCLEX is national you only take the RN or PN once unless you stop practicing for an extended period of time

Esme12, ASN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care, ED, Cath lab, CTPAC,Trauma. Has 41 years experience.

I am just accepted into RN program at 2 year school in New York State. This program is a top program. I want to move to CA as soon as I finish. My parents have died and I am going through a divorce. Have two daughters si here until they finish school so must stay in New York but I want to be in CA. Will it be a problem? I thought I'd just need to sit for the NClex in CA as well as in NY. Can anyone advise. If I need to work as LVN that would be fine. I understand no one hires recent grads anyway!

Jeannie

only those states that have explicit education requirements of concurrent theory and practicum will nurses have licensure issues.

excelsior college new york nursing graduates have had same issue recently.

these are states having concerns over concurrent theory and practicum, so i would look at other 37 states to obtain license:

alabama

arizona

california

georgia

illinois

kansas

louisiana

maryland

north dakota

oklahoma

vermont

virginia

washington

I think if you are educated in the US you will be fine. The problem is that there is a plethora of nurses right now and hospitals are preferring BSN grads over ADN grads. The surplus of nurses in California is one of the hardest hit areas....with about 47% of all graduates unemployed or underemployed.

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