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by bridgfor428 bridgfor428 (Member) Member

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Hi,

I work on a specialty neurology floor out of state and I have found a couple of neuro rn jobs at california hospitals, jobs that i think i would get a call back on if i were currently in state or had a license. i live in a nursing compact state, and i'm more than happy to pay the fees to get a california license by endorsement, etc...if there's a reasonable chance of my getting a job there. my question is,

will they even bother calling me back if they think i'm qualified but do not have a california address or a current california rn license? i know jobs are tight right now and h.r. people must be busy shredding lots of applications. if anyone has an honest, knowledgeable opinion, i would really appreciate it. thanks!

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73 Posts; 2,767 Profile Views

also, as a follow up to my question, i am interested in knowing:

1. if there is a saturation of experience candidates for jobs in cali (bay area), and they don't want to bother with an out of state person

as opposed to

2. if they have a more hard and fast, policy driven reason unique to california licensing requirements, etc., why they will not call back a candidate w/o an active cali license

again, i'm just wondering bc as an out of stater, it is hard to get a ton of insight into the job market there, and it is asking a lot to pay $200 just to make oneself eligible for jobs if it's a total longshot to even get a callback.

thanks again.

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The Bay area and California job market is saturated with nurses right now... ADN, BSN and even those nurses with experience that live here have a difficult time landing a job. I recently spoke to a recruiter about it all and she said they generally hire locals over someone who would have to relocate unless it was for an upper management position (ie qualified candidates that are hard to come by).

If you lived here and had a CA license and your experience (at least 1 year in the last 3 years) in your specialty is recent (and you have your BSN) you might have better luck. Having said that.. there is always the option for you to be a travel nurse if you want to work in California. I know some travel nurses who after their contract became regular staff nurses at the hospital they worked at. But you would have to see if they have any travel jobs in your specialty.

Good luck to you!

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