Can you have RN certification in more than one state? - page 2
How does the RN certification work exactly? :o Is it only for the state you took the NCLEX-RN in? Or do you have the option of working in another state whenever you want? Do travel nurses have to... Read More
1Jun 14, '11 by jb2uQuote from helen88aYou can..but you need to get a PA and a NJ license. Compact states are states that have agreed to accept a multi-license compact, but you must be in a state that is in the compact state agreement, PA and NJ are not.so, if Ihave a PA license then I cannot work in a NJ hospital???
0Jun 14, '11 by HelenRN88, BSN, RNThanks @jb2u!!!! then do you know about "Licensure by Endorsement (transfering license from another state)" by any chance????
0Jun 17, '11 by jb2uWell you would just need to look at the website for the board of nursing in the state that you would like to work.
For GA the BON states...
If applying by endorsement, the applicant must be licensed as a registered nurse in another jurisdiction and must have graduated from a nursing education program prior to passing a licensing examination recognized by the Board as valid for licensure as a RN. The applicant must submit the following:
A completed application with a fee of $60.
A completed criminal background check.
Provide verification of current RN licensure in another state.
Provide verification of original licensure obtained by NCLEX-RN in another state.
A verification of employment as a RN documenting (3) months or 500 hours of licensed practice as a registered nurse.
Any additional information requested by the Board as needed for licensure.
This is just an example of what you need for GA. If we are talking about another state, then see that states board of nursing website.
0Dec 8, '11 by nena0730I am sorry, I am lame! Okay, I am going to an RN program and get my BSN in Florida. BUT I want to come back to California to work soon after I graduate and become an RN. What do I have to do? Should I work first in Florida or can I just come to California to find my first job as an RN?
0Jan 18, '12 by SftballbabeE09I am currently in my last semester of my BSN schooling. I live in, and attend school in Delaware. I am graduating on May 5, 2012 and I am planning on moving to New York shortly after graduation. I am taking NCLEX in May as well before I make the move. When i take NCLEX should I, and can I, apply to be licensed in the state of New York right away or do I HAVE to get licensed in Delaware since my address will be a Delaware adress when i take NCLEX, as well as my driver's license? Like do i NEED a NY address when i fill out the NY Licensure Application forms?Can i take the NCLEX in Delaware to be certified in New York - and if so will my results be mailed to me in Delaware? I am just really confused about how the process works and my professors haven't explained it. ANY help or insight will be GREATLY appreciated!
PS....I already called the NY BON and the person i spoke to seemed sooooooooooooo confused and i hung up more confused than i was before!
0Aug 29, '12 by rosieja great resource; has all the state laws and practice info
0Sep 26, '13 by lando4lypheI know this might be a stupid question, Does a male nurse have a better chance of getting into nursing school?
0Jan 12, '15 by dgh1973I have been an RN in TX since 2003. We moved to Alabama this past year. I am going to do the endorsement licensing for Alabama. However, my question is, since I no longer have a TX residence, can I keep my license in TX? I would very much like to. Thanks!
0Jan 12, '15 by elkparkQuote from dgh1973Yes -- you can keep your TX license for as long as you like (as long as you pay the renewal fee when due and meet whatever continuing ed or other requirements TX has for licensure); but, if you move away from TX, your TX will lose its "compact privileges" and become just a traditional, single-state license (that is, you won't be able to use it to work in other compact states).I have been an RN in TX since 2003. We moved to Alabama this past year. I am going to do the endorsement licensing for Alabama. However, my question is, since I no longer have a TX residence, can I keep my license in TX? I would very much like to. Thanks!