Nursing License Question

  1. When a person takes the Nclex, how can that person get a license for different states?
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   BRANDY LPN
    You have to contact the state BON where you are wanting a licenses they will send you the paperwork and information you need, you can prob. google it and get a website if you want.
  4. by   jenrninmi
    Quote from BRANDY LPN
    You have to contact the state BON where you are wanting a licenses they will send you the paperwork and information you need, you can prob. google it and get a website if you want.
    I've often wondered the same thing...so you wouldn't have to take the NCLEX again, right?
  5. by   BRANDY LPN
    right, as long as you passed it the first time and hold a current license in the state you currently practice in. There will be a license fee and you will have to fill out a truckload of paperwork. There is a name for this and for the life of me I can't think of it, it is right on the tip of my tongue. I will think of it later, when I am trying to go to sleep. lol
  6. by   Dixiedi
    Quote from JENRN2BMICHIGAN
    I've often wondered the same thing...so you wouldn't have to take the NCLEX again, right?
    If you passed the NCLEX in one state you do not have to take it again. Go to the new state, request a license (fill out the forms they will privide - most inline now too) and send them in. The new state will contact your old state and then proccess your license.
    I've been licensed in many states. It's essentially the same in each one.
  7. by   Saved_by_Grace
    [font=lucida sans unicode]go to http://www.ncsbn.org/regulation/boar...sing_board.asp

    [font=lucida sans unicode]it is the website for the national council of state boards of nursing and has direct links to the boards of nursing for all 50 states. has a lot of hand info. i found it by accident! hope it helps!
  8. by   gina1982
    Thanks to all for answering my question!
  9. by   PJMommy
    Hey guys...Just wanted to mention that several states now participate in the mutual compact agreement. I received my license in my state...but paid a little extra for the license so my license is accepted in all participating states. In other words, I don't need to get a license in each of these states. Check this out with your SBON...you should also find a list of participating states online somewhere...

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