Hi Toto's Mom;
Hopefully by now your situation has been taken care of. If not, I'd just like to add my two cents worth.
Generally, when an LPN/LVN is licensed in a state, that license is only good for that state. If the nurse moves to another state, she/he must notify the Board of Nursing Licensure in the new state that she/he needs an application to now fill out for that new state's license. This can be done online or via snail mail...but online is easiest. The application will let you know what is required for getting licensed in that new state as well as what the things are that YOU need to do...not them. (ie: having your school send them your school transcripts, fingerprinting if required, names previously used so a background check can be done, etc.). The application will spell it all out for you as to what is needed. Take it step by step and you'll do fine! :)
Now...you can go online and Google "State Compact Agreements/nursing" which will bring up info and maps of just what states have agreements with other states whereby a nurse from State A can work in State B while still using her/his State A's nursing license. Not all states belong to the Compact Agreement, though. And this isn't for the nurse who literally has moved to State B. The Compact Agreement only allows nurses to work in another 'agreement' state while not having moved there. Or for a short period of time if having moved into State B. Your Nursing Board will be able to give you the correct information on this.
Going to Kaiser or anywhere else is fruitless if you don't meet one of the two criterias I've listed here.
If you have given the Board all the necessary info as well as paid the fee, you should receive your license. Remember that Calif. requires fingerprinting and these results can take up to four months before they're received. Also, check online to see if your new license is listed there under 'temporary' or 'new'. They might not use hard cards anymore! :)