Dual State license

  1. Ok this might of been covered and i have been lookign on the internet but cannot find it, i currently work in a hospital in Iowa boarders Illinois(not a compact state) i was told that in the near future scence we own hospitals in both states they are going to require us to have a license for both states... my question is if they are gonna require it for a state i do not live in do they have to pay for it science it is not a compact state? (sorry for misspelled words i am a bit dyslexic) if anyone out there knows anything i would like to know or if i should just grab my license now befor they require it?
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  3. by   nurseprnRN
    You can be licensed in as many states as you wish or as required by your employment.

    "I was told that..." isn't usually reliable. Ask your
    HR department for this policy in writing; I would bet dollars to doughnuts it's a baseless rumor. Many people work for multi-state hospital corporations and have licensure only in the single states where their individual places of employment are.

    If you aren't working in in Illinois, you don't need an Illinois license. Note, "work" includes things like telephonic case management across state lines, so if you live in Iowa and manage cases in Illinois, you need an IL license.

    Here's a link to a recent AN discussion on multiple licensure. There are more. The "Search" box at the top of the page is how you find them.

    Can you have multiple RN licenses in different states?