I just came from California and I know a lot of nurses who graduated nursing school in california and had to leave the state to get experience. Then came back to california as either travel nurses or full time nurses. So your best option imo would be to get a job N NY, get a year experience (your CA license will take 6 months to a year to get anyways) then relocate as a Travelor and go then go staff. I'm not saying it's impossible to get a job strait away there but it kinda is. You have to remember everyone wants to move to or go to California lol. Everyone wants that coushy dr office job out there too. So if your putting out applications apply locally and to Cali and see what happens. But I'd do what I suggested tbh. Its what I did.