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Transferring NP license to California

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by kgrl kgrl Member

Hi Everyone!

I will be relocating to California due to my partner being transferred there for work. He starts at the end of June. I work as an FNP in a FQHC in AZ and already gave notice. Now I need to start the job hunt and transfer my licenses.

My question is: Can I apply for the RN and NP endorsement at the same time? Or do I need to apply for the RN license first, and then the NP license? I'm nervous this could take 6 months if I have to wait for the RN license first (10-12 week wait listed on their website+4-8 week wait for the NP process). I've heard of people applying for them at the same time, but on the NP app there is a place for the CA RN license number. HELP!

juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care, General Cardiology. Has 29 years experience.

You can apply for both RN and NP license together. You also need an NP Furnishing License (for prescribing) and that can also be sent together with the other two. Leave the space thats asks for a CA RN license blank.

Thank you so much!! And if I'm applying to all 3 at the same time, can I do the online application, or is there some reason the paper application is preferred? For the Furnishing license, it asks for the NP license information...do I leave that blank as well?

juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care, General Cardiology. Has 29 years experience.

I did the paper application but that was over 10 years ago. On the online application, does it let you submit without answering the CA RN and NP license question?

FullGlass, BSN, MSN, NP

Specializes in Adult and Geriatric Primary Care. Has 3 years experience.

You can also apply for a temp license at the same time as everything else. Do so, as that will arrive quicker than the regular license.

 

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