I am going to try to make this question very simple
Can you only work in the state that issues you your license?
I live in a tri-state area and don't want to be restricted from getting a job close to me just because it is across a state line.
I know, ya'll are reading this thinking "what a STUPID question." I realize that the chances of working in Missouri with an Illinois license is probably non-existent, but you never know.
I do, however, know that if i have any nursing questions at all, someone here will know the answer.
Thanks a bunch
Aug 14, '01
I live in New York and commute to a hospital in Massachusetts. Recieved the MA nursing licence by mailing some money and completing the necessary paper work. I like having choices.
Receprocity. Don't know how it works in all states, but at least there's receprocity between New York and the neighboring states. So . . . if I wanted to work in Conneticut, Pennsylvania, Vermont, or Massachusetts (sorry for the mispelling), all I have to do is send in a bunch of money and fill out lots of necessary paper work. How much money and paper work depends on each state (I think). I honestly don't remember how much I spent for the MA nursing licence. Potential for lots of choices!!
My sister, who is also a nurse, has at least three different nursing licences from three different states (New York, Maryland, and California . . . I also think she worked in Texas for a while, but don't really remember). She's got lots and lots of choices!!!
Choices are cool!!! Go for the choices!!!
Hope this helps. It's a little rambly, but it's a slow night at work and I have diarrhea of the keyboard.
P. S. . . . What you asked was not a "stupid question". Glad you felt safe enough to ask it!!
P.S.P.S. I see that this is my 50th post . . . I guess I'm a senior member . . . feeling so old. . . bones hurting . . . mind drifting . . . drooling from the side of my mouth. . . again more diarrhea of the keyboards . . .
Last edit by Ted on Aug 14, '01