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  1. hopeless_nurse

    Canadian RN (BC) moving to Seattle

    Hi Murse_2019, So sorry for the late reply. You don't have to write the NCLEX twice. Once you write the Canadian NCLEX you should get started on the CGFNA process because that takes a long time. I applied in August and I didn't get my final approval until end of December. After that getting the WA license is fairly quick and straight forward. Let me know if you need any help navigating CGFNA because it is a frustrating process!
  2. hopeless_nurse

    University of Washington

    I would also like to know the same thing.
  3. hopeless_nurse

    Moving to Seattle from Vancouver, BC

    My husband moved to Seattle last year for his work but because I was a new grad and the whole credentialing process with CGFNS taking very long time I decided to get a job with Fraser Health in BC. I got a casual job so I could pick and choose my shifts and stay with family in BC and commute back and forth to Seattle to visit my husband. Now that I have one year RN experience there seems to be lots of jobs in Seattle. Therefore, I would strongly recommend getting some experience before moving!
  4. hopeless_nurse

    Canadian RN (BC) moving to Seattle

    Hi Nathan, I would like to know about this opportunity. Please email me at sanita.1987@gmail.com. Thank you so much for reaching out.
  5. hopeless_nurse

    Canadian RN (BC) moving to Seattle

    Gswords, how long did CGFNS process take for you? All my school and licensing information has been sent to them already but none of it is showing up in my online profile with them. It is a mission trying to get a hold of anyone from CGFNS...feeling so frustrated
  6. hopeless_nurse

    Canadian RN (BC) moving to Seattle

    Thank you Gswords! It is really good to hear back from someone who has gone through this same process. I am definitely having to go through the long process with CGFNA. It is probably going to take months before it is all sorted and I can get the washington license. I did see some "nurse residency" programs online but I am not sure if I qualify because I graduated last year in May. Do you mind me asking how difficult it was to get a TN visa? I have a L2 visa currently and waiting to get my Employment Authorization Document (EAD). I was hoping if my nursing license comes through in between then I was going to apply for a TN because the EAD can take up to 3 months.
  7. hopeless_nurse

    Canadian RN (BC) moving to Seattle

    Thank you so much for replying! I do have a Bachelor's degree so hopefully that will work towards my advantage. Which hospitals in the Seattle area are new-grad friendly in your opinion?
  8. hopeless_nurse

    Canadian RN (BC) moving to Seattle

    Hi, I am a newly graduate RN from BC, Canada. I have taken the NCLEX exam already in Canada. I got my license to practice in British Columbia, Canada earlier in the year but I never got a chance to practice due to extenuating family circumstances. I have now relocated with my husband to Seattle due to his job. I am now starting the process to get a Washington state nursing license. I was wondering how difficult is it to get a job as an inexperienced RN? My nursing preceptorship in 4th year of nursing school was in ICU but I am not picky and open to work in any unit. I used to work as a Nursing Aide in the Medicine Unit during nursing school. I was wondering if it is possible for me to get a Nursing Aide job while I wait to get my RN license in Washington State. I am new to this city and was hoping to get some insight on what is the nursing atmosphere is like in this city. Hope someone will reply to this thread :) Thanks!!!

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