License endorsements..pls help

  1. I am a Registered Nurse ( Vermont License) and not worked anywhere in US. Currently in Georgia.
    I am ready to relocate anywhere to get a JOB. I have a Green Card.

    Anyone please suggest the fast and easy license endorsement states. We applied for Georgia and it is taking for ever.
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  3. by   TuTonka
    I am a Registered Nurse ( Vermont License) and not worked anywhere in US. Currently in Georgia.
    I am ready to relocate anywhere to get a JOB. I have a Green Card.

    Anyone please suggest the fast and easy license endorsement states. We applied for Georgia and it is taking for ever.[/quot I hear Missouri is fast like a couple of weeks .....I also heard Florida is quick also. Check with the BON for the state you are interested in...If they have a true nursing shortage you can bet it won't take long.


    TuTonka
  4. by   nurse_atl
    Thanks for reply.

    Can I know do florida give temporary permit ?
  5. by   icyounurse
    When I got my Florida license by endorsement it took 2 months.......
    But I have heard about states like California that are "walk-through" states. Maybe you should look into that.
  6. by   oneLoneNurse
    CT was a walk thru.
  7. by   newtress
    What the h**l is a "walk through" state? I plan to endorse to Cali and haven't heard that reference yet.
  8. by   TuTonka
    Quote from newtress
    What the h**l is a "walk through" state? I plan to endorse to Cali and haven't heard that reference yet.

    Economy poor and good jobs very slim in Califonia....I would not waste you money.
  9. by   newtress
    Again, what is a "walk through" state?
  10. by   icyounurse
    Quote from newtress
    Again, what is a "walk through" state?
    I have personally never worked one, but when I was travel nursing they told us about certain states that offer immediate licensure as an RN if you have all your paperwork when you arrive. I will copy and paste some info here from a website I found regarding this:

    "Provided all paperwork is in order--and an applicant has a current, active license and no encumbrances--a temporary license can be acquired by walk through or in as little as one day in California, Colorado, Delaware, Idaho, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, South Carolina, South Dakota, and Vermont. Depending on each of these state's individual policies, fees vary and temporary licensure may be valid for as little as eight weeks or as long as six months. Keep in mind, too, that there may be additional requirements to meet. For instance, a nurse must make an appointment with the Board of Nursing in North Carolina to obtain a temporary license, even though it's recognized as a "walk through" state.

    Other states give nurses similar opportunities. Those who are interested in practicing in the Last Frontier, for example, can contact the Alaska Board of Nursing to schedule an appointment for a walk through. And while temporary licensure is not issued in Virginia, RNs who wish to practice there are able to work under any current license for up to 30 days, the maximum length of time to process a permanent license in the Old Dominion State. "

    Hope this helps!!
  11. by   newtress
    Wow, all I was told was that I'd have to wrangle with the Cal State BON to do the lengthy paperwork and wait.. wait for endorsement. Did not know there were more swift, temporary licensures to be had in some states. Now I get it.
  12. by   rtrescuit
    Illinois seems to be very quick if you have all of your information in order.
  13. by   nurse_atl
    Why you said that they are quick. I am a foreign nurse recently passed RN from vermont state. Applied for Georgia license and taking forever and they asked for CES from cgfns. SO thought instead of waiting for ever, move on to another state and get a job.

    any advises on state selection process and getting a job.

    I am ready to relocate to vermont as I have an active license from vermont BON
  14. by   rtrescuit
    I just recently endorsed my license from Pennsylvania to Illinois, and once I got all the information to them in a packet according to what they said on their website, it was done in about 2 weeks. Since you have the license in Vermont you could probably do the same thing. I think if you are a foreign nurse they just require you have taken some TOEFL test or something like that, it states it on their board of nursing website. I was also previously endorsed to West Virgina and Ohio for my job. West Virginia was fairly fast, Ohio was slow. Hope the information helps.

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