what if i attend a school which is only approved by the board of nursing of that particular state, and pass my nclex-rn, will i be able to work in seattle or outside of that particular state? (because that is my dream destination to live)
you will want to attend a school that is nlnac or ccne accredited. some employers are now requiring that nurses who are hired are graduates from programs accredited by either of the two accrediting bodies mentioned above. also, if in the future you want to pursue and advance degree, most graduate programs also require a bsn from an nlnac or ccne accredited program.
upon graduation, you are permitted to apply for licensure in any state.
is only the rn license required to get work in any state?
once you have earned your rn licensure, you may work in any state you choose. we “endorse” in other states. look at different state board websites. you will see two kinds of applications; licensure by examination and licensure by endorsement.
once you are an rn, you can apply to any state by endorsement.
i heard that you can go to school wherever but when you register for the test you can put seattle, is that correct? (i think it isn't)
this is true. so, you can earn your degree in california, complete the application for the state of washington to sit for nclex, sit for your nclex exam in california and be awarded an rn license for the state of washington (providing you pass nclex). some states do have additional requirements. for example, prior to receiving your rn license in kentucky, a certain number of working hours is required as a graduate nurse (if i read their website correctly). as always, i encourage those seeking licensure in a different state than where they graduated to contact the state board of nursing (in the state where they are seeking licensure) for additional requirements (if any).