An Overview Of Nursing Compact Licenses - page 2

The Nurse Licensure Compact is an agreement that allows multistate nursing licensure for registered nurses (RNs) and licensed practical nurses (LPNs) in an efficient manner. At the time of this... Read More

  1. Visit  oneLoneNurse profile page
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    It would be great if PA were a Compact state too.
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  3. Visit  That Guy profile page
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    Getting my license to transfer was the biggest nightmare in the world. I had to rely on one state to send my info to another state, which they messed up on with me and my GF delaying our licenses. Then they required ludicrous amounts of documents for prior legal issues, when they do a background check as well. Seriously what is the point? It is called the NCLEX - NATIONAL test so it annoys the crap out of me that you cant transfer easier.
  4. Visit  juschillin profile page
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    Errrrr ...

    Objection! "Bunny", "Missy", and "Dolly"? Is that the best the author can do for names for these wayward nurses? We're just all Bunny's, Missy's, and Dolly's ... Hey, I'm all about image and really would like to see our professional morale and self-esteem and value go upwards. But with names like these? Oh, sister! What a vision! I can see the 3 of them now, with their white uniforms and caps, bowing down to The Great Powers That Be.

    The first paragraph was starring Bunny, and I thought, Oh! Right. I get it, as in little bunny foo-foo hopping through the compact states. Then I got to Missy and Dolly. How about Jackie, Susan, and maybe throw in a little Stevie??



    Tryin' to chill !!

  5. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    As the author of the aforementioned article, I purposely selected names that the vast majority of people in real life would not have.

    I can delve a little deeper and say that names are very generational. Therefore, middle-aged nurses from the Baby Boomer generation are more likely to have names like Susan, Jackie, Linda, and Deborah, whereas nurses in my generation (Gen X and the Millennials) are more likely to have names such as Jennifer, Amanda, Nicole, and Jessica. If I would have named the imaginary nurses Jackie and Susan, people might be claiming bias toward middle-aged female nurses while leaving the younger people out. If we look too closely, there's always some extraneous issue that can be turned into a complaint.

    Meanwhile, back at the ranch. The point of the article was to serve as a resource and clear up some common misunderstandings surrounding nursing compact licensure, since a disturbing number of nurses do not seem to fully understand the issues and implications surrounding their licenses.
    Quote from juschillin
    Errrrr ...

    Objection! "Bunny", "Missy", and "Dolly"? Is that the best the author can do for names for these wayward nurses? We're just all Bunny's, Missy's, and Dolly's ... Hey, I'm all about image and really would like to see our professional morale and self-esteem and value go upwards. But with names like these? Oh, sister! What a vision! I can see the 3 of them now, with their white uniforms and caps, bowing down to The Great Powers That Be.

    The first paragraph was starring Bunny, and I thought, Oh! Right. I get it, as in little bunny foo-foo hopping through the compact states. Then I got to Missy and Dolly. How about Jackie, Susan, and maybe throw in a little Stevie??



    Tryin' to chill !!

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  6. Visit  juschillin profile page
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    It's ok, no worries!

    It is helpful to have some guidance on the topic b/c it IS confusing for state to state licenses like mine. I had to move between my 2 states twice, first crossed the border and stayed through the winter, thought I was going to stay, but had to return to care take of my mom. So I had to swap it back and forth twice within 6 months and it was confusing. That's why I went back to my trusty forum at AN.

    Anyway, age doesn't matter -- you're only as old as you feel! My kids are Gen Y'ers and I think you're an awesome cohort, poised for changing the system, and I have faith in you guys despite what some people say.

    So go Gen Y!! And thanks for your post. My kids are the ones that often keep me up to speed on cultural topics, musics, good TV shows like Mad Men, etc.

    It's all good!

  7. Visit  keniken416 profile page
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    NY and NJ got pending bills that will put the in the NLC list. I hope they get passed.
  8. Visit  NurseVirgo profile page
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    I hope so too!
  9. Visit  JustBeachyNurse profile page
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    Quote from keniken416
    NY and NJ got pending bills that will put the in the NLC list. I hope they get passed.
    NJ has pended that bill for several years. It won't pass until the other compact states require the same level background check as NJ does. All you have to look up is Charles Cullen and you will know why the bill will fail until the other states agree to extend their background checks to the same level of NJ. Combined with the potential loss of $200 per license income it's doubtful it will pass.
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  10. Visit  ksuheather profile page
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    Awesome info. I'm married to an active duty soldier and we are residents of a compact state and live in another where I am going to school. Should I license with my home of record or where I'm going to school.
  11. Visit  817nurse profile page
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    Quote from ksuheather
    Awesome info. I'm married to an active duty soldier and we are residents of a compact state and live in another where I am going to school. Should I license with my home of record or where I'm going to school.
    If I am not mistaken, you need to be licensed in your home state. This is the state you declare as your residence.
  12. Visit  barnstormin' profile page
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    TheCommuter,
    Thank you for an article that is actually useful and accurate.

    (P.S. secretly I want to be known as Bunny )
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  13. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    No problem!
    Quote from barnstormin'
    TheCommuter,
    Thank you for an article that is actually useful and accurate.

    (P.S. secretly I want to be known as Bunny )
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