Hi, I'd really like to be a camp nurse - page 2

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    I do not live in a compact state, and I had to get a license in the state the camp is in. The camp paid for it. As for taking a long time - depends on the state. I got my Maine (camp) license in about a month. However, I just applied for a CA license and they want fingerprints, transcripts, on and on, and I expect it to take at least 3-4 months.
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    Quote from Ashera
    If the state you are interested in for camp nursing, doesn't recognize your license as part of the NLCA - can you still do summer camp nursing? ie - My TX license is recognized in many states but not in others? Do I need to get that state's particular license in order to work, if they are not part of the nurse compact group? Does that take a long time?

    Not sure I'm phrasing this question right - but maybe someone understands what I'm trying to ask.

    Thanks!
    I think if you practice in a state when you're not licensed in that state, you could face legal troubles for practicing nursing without a license--isn't that right? Every camp I've heard of requires that you get licensed for their state, but they are very willing to help with that process.
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    Quote from apaisRN
    I do not live in a compact state, and I had to get a license in the state the camp is in. The camp paid for it. As for taking a long time - depends on the state. I got my Maine (camp) license in about a month. However, I just applied for a CA license and they want fingerprints, transcripts, on and on, and I expect it to take at least 3-4 months.
    Is there such a thing as a 'temporary' licensure while you are waiting for the other? Obviously, if you are wanting to work this summer - a 2 or more month wait for licensure would make it impossible to work. I think I've heard of a 3 month temp license but not sure where now.

    Thanks!


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