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RookieRoo

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    Need advice -- California-- where to live and work?

    I just did this move! Indiana to san diego. We moved to SD because of my spouse's job, because of family, because it's where I'm from and because of thw weather! Yes it is more expensive but the pay is also higher and so is quality of life. I don't regret this decision one bit!
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    Indiana State University FNP spring 2017- anyone?6

    Hope you get good news! Let us know!
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    Indiana State University FNP spring 2017- anyone?6

    Got the email today that I got in! Spring 2017, wahoo!
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    Indiana State University FNP spring 2017- anyone?6

    Nothing yet here, anything for you?
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    Omgomgomg! My license FINALLY WENT THROUGH. It wasn't there at 8am this morning (I checked) and now at 11am, it is!!! I am CONVINCED that leaving a message for the supervisor AND following up with all the phone calls is what did it. If they tell you to wait and not call back- don't listen! Call back anyways!
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    I'm thinking of driving up to the board this weekend and getting there first thing Monday morning... I just don't know if it would do any good at this point or not.
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    spoke with everyone and their mom today at the board. I don't even want to look at my phone to see how many times, how many minutes I called and was on hold. I got bounced around from cashiering... to licensing... back to cashiering. I found out that they DO have my money for my temporary license but now they are saying that they don't have the application for one- what?! It's a freakin box that gets checked, right? Yes, verified the licensing specialist. And that's all I have to do right? Check the box, send the money, good to go? Licensing specialist says yes. THEN WHY DON'T I HAVE MY TEMPORARY LICENSE?! Licensing guy blames cashiering... cashiering blames licensure guy. Somewhere along the lines I got the number for the licensing supervisor whose voicemail states, in no uncertain terms, not to call any more frequently than every 5 business days. Cool, left a message, doubt that will fix anything. So disheartened.
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    Here is my latest update. I am SO MAD right now. I called the admin building number this morning (the number I posted earlier in the thread). I had called this number last week and the lady wouldn't help me at all, said I had to call the call center number, but I figured I would try it again before I gave it up as a lost cause since the call center clearly isn't getting me anywhere. So I called, and the lady did warn me that they aren't supposed to help us when they call (FYI for future callers) but I was super polite and nice and she agreed to help a little. She looked my stuff up and lo and behold, my fingerprints STILL weren't back. There was no note, there wasn't anything saying they had been rejected, they just... weren't there. She said that seemed fishy to her so she promised she would look into it and call me back. She also told me each and every transcript they have recieved... turns out they are missing one. Good to know, wonder how long THAT information has been just sitting there. She said the board sent me a letter last week about the "oral communication" class that everyone has a problem with... well, A) I haven't gotten that letter and B) if they had my last transcript that they're missing, I'm pretty sure there's a class on there that would have satisfied it SO. She said there's nothing to do except have them send the transcript again. All this, and we hang up, and she promises to call me back when she has found out information about my fingerprints. Much to my surprise, she DOES call me back about two hours later. My fingerprints have cleared, great! Apparently, the problem was that my last name has a hyphen in it and wasn't transmitting properly... and the past three times I have called to check this, no one has bothered to look this information up or even try to help. This could have been cleared up SO MUCH SOONER. But I digress. Fingerprints are cleared... check. Still waiting on one transcript. Check. But I can get my temporary license now, right? WRONG. She tells me she can't see where I have paid for my temporary license. What? I sent a money order for them in the same envelope as my 2x2 picture and fingerprint hard card, along with a note explaining what the money order was for (there wasn't an option to pay for it online when I paid for everything else, so I HAD to do it this way, and had actually called the call center previously to verify that this is what I should do.) So now I'm PISSED. This whole time I've been thinking "at least I will probably get my temporary license soon" and now they're saying they don't even have that. And I paid for it- so where the hell did my $50 go?! She said she would check with the cashier's office but didn't promise to call back or anything, so here I am once again in limbo, waiting. I am going to file a complaint RIGHT NOW. So unbelievably frustrated.
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    Thoughts on going for NP with 2 young kiddos?

    I just applied for NP with a 3yo and a 1yo. I did nursing school pregnant and with a toddler! It was hard but with the right support system (daycare, emergency care people, etc) it was very doable.
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    So as of today, there is no longer a place on my application where it says "status." What does this mean?!?! Is it a sign, or is it a glitch? LOL I called that back door number and the lady there refused to look it up for me, she said I have to call the main number. We all know where THAT is going to get me...
  11. why on earth would it be the end of the world with pharmacy? At my hospital, we just had to waste it in MAK (sometimes with a witness, depending on what it was) and then get a new one out... anyways, I do sympathize with you on the blister packs. Infernal, annoying things! I try to open mine over the cup but I have had my fair share of pills go flying.
  12. Well, I've finished applying to ISU's online FNP program and gotten the word that it may take until October 15 for them to decide. So, I guess it's a waiting game now! Is anyone else on here who has applied for this program/semester?
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    I'm not celest but I can answer for you... (916) 574-7600
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    I called again this morning... I used the other number and got through to a human being on ONE ring! This person said that they actually DON'T have my nursys verification in yet and restated what the other person had said, about my fingerprints not having gone through yet. I asked if there was anything I could or needed to do and he basically just told me the same thing- wait two weeks, call back. He also said that if my fingerprints aren't through in two weeks when I call back then I need to speak with their fingerprint processing supervisor/coordinator. UGH. I asked him about my nursys verification expiring and he said it should still be good but I have my doubts. WHY is this such a nightmare?!
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    congratulations! I'm jealous... and nervous about how long this is REALLY going to take!
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    Timeline for endorsing RN license to CA

    I've been too nervous to even begin applying for jobs until I have at least a temporary license. I wasn't even sure if hospitals would even look at my application without one. In terms of wait time... I hadn't seen that! When I applied it said 8-12 weeks. Which is still ridiculous, but not as ridiculous as 14-16!