Question by armando: Any Nurse graduates from Barnes Jewish College of Nursing in St. Louis Missouri working in CA?
I am a male 20yo pre-nursing student, live in Los Angeles California. I am thinking about applying to Barnes Jewish College of Nursing for the 2012 terms. If I am accepted or put on the waitlist over the next couple of years, I will be stoked!! I’m really eager to get my BSN.
My question is, Did anyone that graduated from Goldfarb’s Barnes Jewish College have trouoble finding a job in CA? Im not sure how the licensing transfer from MO to CA works, but would it be difficult for me to do so? Im so use to LA I would like to work here in the future.
Answer by Chad
Each state issues its own registered nurse (RN) license. Just because you got your license from one state doesn’t mean that you cannot immediately begin working in another state. All you need to do is learn about transferring RN license before you apply and seek employment as an RN in a different state. Most states will recognize your license and do not require any additional tests – these are considered as reciprocal states. If they require you to undergo further tests, they’re called non-reciprocal states.
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