I'm really confused and hoping for some clarification....
I currently hold a RN license in Utah. I haven't been able to work thanks to the MILLIONS, okay, maybe not millions, but it almost seems that way, number of nurses in this bleeping state. (Trying to hold my composure. Didn't come here by choice, but by the US Air Force.) Anyway, we might be moving to GA next year and I was looking at the GA BON website and came across the following information.
To receive an RN license by endorsement, they require that you had to have worked at least 500 hours. Well, since I haven't been able to find a job (and will no longer be looking because we don't have that much longer here), I will not have those hours. However, I will be completing an RN-BSN program (fingers crossed) this December. Once I dug through the website a little more, I found on a pdf form that it says you must have done one of the following in the past 4 years: graduate from an accredited nursing program, be able to show proof of having worked 500 clinical hours, or have completed an RN refresher/reentry program.
So, if I will have just graduated with my BSN, then do I not need to worry about the 500 clinical hours or the refresher program? Anybody else have any experience with this?
Thanks in advance for the input!
Oh, and just to add, we might be moving to Warner Robins/Robins AFB -- please tell me there are nursing jobs either there or in Macon. I was soooo disappointed when we got to Utah and I struggled and probably sent out close to 200 resumes, never to find work.