An Overview Of Nursing Compact Licenses - page 2

by TheCommuter Senior Moderator | 9,632 Views | 17 Comments

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 writing, approximately 24 states... Read More


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    They sure will !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Exactly !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Typical bureaucratic poo-poo !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Nurse Virgo--

    You have hit the (Chicago) nail on the head! (If you can, please hit it again, harder.)

    The State of Chicago, alas, decides what & how things shall be done in the other 96 or 98 counties of the State of Illinois, ignoring applicability & relevance.

    It is as if, "If it's good for the State of Chicago, it has to be good for the entire State of Illinois."
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    The main reason that the "other" states have not joined the Nursing Compact is money. Particularly in states with a large amount of nurses (think Florida and New York) and high-priced licensure fees, there would be a significant drop in revenue from nursing licenses if they were to join the Compact. I'm thrilled that I finally live in a Compact state, because it's allowing me the opportunity to pursue my dream of doing consulting work across the country.

    Wouldn't you know it--my first big job (several month contract) is in a NON-compact state!

    Hot tip--don't give up your licensure in ANY state, even if you think you'll never work there again. I had multiple licensures back in the day, and now I wish I had kept them up. It would have made this easier, since they were in mostly non-Compact states. I'll never let another lapse again.
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    It would be great if PA were a Compact state too.
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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.
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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 !!

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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.
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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 !!

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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!



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