question about endorsing license and work

  1. Hi, I have a question to ask. I took NCLEX in CA and wish to endorse my license to MA. I was wondering if I could find a job in MA and start working while my license is being endorsed. Thanks!
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  3. by   NurseKate
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    Hi, I have a question to ask. I took NCLEX in CA and wish to endorse my license to MA. I was wondering if I could find a job in MA and start working while my license is being endorsed. Thanks!
    Hi there. I just received my MA nursing license by reciprocity. I used to work as an RN in NC. I found a job in MA while my application for my MA nursing license was being processed and reviewed, but I could not start actual work until I had the MA nursing license issued to me. So you can definitely go job hunting and let them know your MA license is pending, but you may have to wait a little bit before you can actually start working.
  4. by   share
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    Hi there. I just received my MA nursing license by reciprocity. I used to work as an RN in NC. I found a job in MA while my application for my MA nursing license was being processed and reviewed, but I could not start actual work until I had the MA nursing license issued to me. So you can definitely go job hunting and let them know your MA license is pending, but you may have to wait a little bit before you can actually start working.
    Thanks!! So how long did it take the MA BON to review your license? And which hospital are you working in now?
    The thing is although I'm a U.S citizen, but I'm a foreign grad. Some of my doucuments need to go through the CGFNS, which I heard would take even longer.
  5. by   NurseKate
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    Thanks!! So how long did it take the MA BON to review your license? And which hospital are you working in now?
    The thing is although I'm a U.S citizen, but I'm a foreign grad. Some of my doucuments need to go through the CGFNS, which I heard would take even longer.
    PCS ( a company in TN) reviewed the licensure paperwork and verified my other license, etc. Once the paperwork was in it took maybe less than two weeks for them to notify me that I had met all of the requirements and they were going to let the MA BON know. Then it took a few more days for the BON issued my license. I am working in a small community hospital in Western MA. I worked at a huge place in NC before and ended up hating it, so I figure a smaller place was the right fit for me.

    Where are you planning on going in MA? The Boston area?

    Good luck to you and best wishes.

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