I'm in a BSN program in New York. I would like to get my RN license in California as well (where I'm from). I don't want to sound novice, but can you have a RN license in more than one state at a time? Do I have to take the NCLEX in New York first since that is where I will have graduated from? A friend told me that New York is a state that if you have a license in, you can take it to other states without having to take the NCLEX again. Is that true? I just don't know where to find these answers. It's summer, so I don't really have anyone to ask at school... Also, Can I graduate in New York and get my first job in California? I'm n ot sure if they prefer experience in the state you graduate from first.
Thank you very much!!
Jul 28, '11
you can actually take your boards in New York and then later fill out an endorsement form to California. The process of fingerprinting is very tedious if you want to license in CA cuz it takes CA BON forever to get everything taken care of. Good luck!
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Thank you...That website helps a lot! I hope more states join in as well. I think it is a very practical idea.
Last edit by SimplisticRnx on Jul 28, '11
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