ca is a walk thru state. bring your license from fla both nursing and dl. at the board in sacremento they will give you the live scan and you can take it to the police station about 4 miles away and get your finger prints done by live scan. if you intend to get a perm license have your college transcripts sent to the board from all colleges you attended, and have a passport photo to give them. after you have gotten your finger prints done you get your temp license in about 20 minutes. salinas is nice it's down by monterey carmel big sur. great location. research on line yur own private furnished housing vs taking thiers and ask how much you will get in subsidy if you choose your own housing versus theirs. go online and look for furnished apartments in salinas. good luck and enjoy.