Reciprocity and getting a license

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    Hey everyone,

    Does anyone know what states (if any) that Georgia has reciprocity with? I have looked on the BON website but didn't see anything about it. Also, I have heard that it takes ages to get a license endorsed, but what about if you're a new grad and you take the nclex there? How long after you pass the nclex does it take to get your license?

    Thanks!

    Nursemeems
    (I'm graduating soon!!!! :hatparty: )
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    All 50 states practice reciprocity since the N-CLEX became nationally standardized. If you have a valid license (and clean legal/disciplinary record) in one state, another state will automatically give you a license to practice in that state. You just have to apply and pay whatever outrageous fee the state BON has decided to charge for this ... It will be your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the Nurse Practice Act in the new state and be sure that you are following their laws/regulations, which may be somewhat different than you are used to in your current state (when I have applied for new licenses, the "new" state BON has included a copy of their NPA in the application material they sent me). Also, you cannot practice in the new state until you actually have a license in hand -- applying is not the same as having a license (they usually send you a temporary permit right away which allows you to practice while they do the background check to issue the permanent license).

    There is a national Nurse Licensure Compact now, in which a license from any state in the Compact is good in any other state in the Compact, but I just checked and Georgia is not one of the states participating in this.

    I wrote the N-CLEX long, long ago, so I can't help you with how long it takes to get a license these days ...
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    I recently moved from Iowa to Georgia and recieved my license in about two weeks.
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    HI and thanks for this info! Actually, reciprocity refers to the National Nurse Licensure Compact--where states particpate in reciprocity without having to get an additional license. I didn't think GA participated in any because I didn't see in on the BON but thanks anyway!





    Quote from elkpark
    All 50 states practice reciprocity since the N-CLEX became nationally standardized. If you have a valid license (and clean legal/disciplinary record) in one state, another state will automatically give you a license to practice in that state. You just have to apply and pay whatever outrageous fee the state BON has decided to charge for this ... It will be your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the Nurse Practice Act in the new state and be sure that you are following their laws/regulations, which may be somewhat different than you are used to in your current state (when I have applied for new licenses, the "new" state BON has included a copy of their NPA in the application material they sent me). Also, you cannot practice in the new state until you actually have a license in hand -- applying is not the same as having a license (they usually send you a temporary permit right away which allows you to practice while they do the background check to issue the permanent license).

    There is a national Nurse Licensure Compact now, in which a license from any state in the Compact is good in any other state in the Compact, but I just checked and Georgia is not one of the states participating in this.

    I wrote the N-CLEX long, long ago, so I can't help you with how long it takes to get a license these days ...
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    This is so informative but i wonder if u can give me procedure on how to go about reciprocity of my California license to the state of Illinois. I have search about this in the net but it seems i cant find the correct site. I would appreciate if u could help me on this. Im planning to move to illinois and need reciprocity of my Califonia license.

    thank you!
    smiley :wink2:

    Quote from elkpark
    All 50 states practice reciprocity since the N-CLEX became nationally standardized. If you have a valid license (and clean legal/disciplinary record) in one state, another state will automatically give you a license to practice in that state. You just have to apply and pay whatever outrageous fee the state BON has decided to charge for this ... It will be your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the Nurse Practice Act in the new state and be sure that you are following their laws/regulations, which may be somewhat different than you are used to in your current state (when I have applied for new licenses, the "new" state BON has included a copy of their NPA in the application material they sent me). Also, you cannot practice in the new state until you actually have a license in hand -- applying is not the same as having a license (they usually send you a temporary permit right away which allows you to practice while they do the background check to issue the permanent license).

    There is a national Nurse Licensure Compact now, in which a license from any state in the Compact is good in any other state in the Compact, but I just checked and Georgia is not one of the states participating in this.

    I wrote the N-CLEX long, long ago, so I can't help you with how long it takes to get a license these days ...
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    Look for Endorsement of license
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    i am mn rn, i would like to work in wi and would like to get license there.can somebody help me with the process?please.

    thank you.

    faith26
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    Quote from faith26
    i am mn rn, i would like to work in wi and would like to get license there.can somebody help me with the process?please.

    thank you.

    faith26
    have you checked the wisconsin bon website? all the forms and info you need should be there. you are looking for info on licensure "by endorsement."
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    this is so informative..i got question though!! i recently passed my nclex in state of california. but im staying in NJ now.. can i apply for reciprocity though i didnt practice nursing in california!??
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    madela, for you to have a license in nj, you must apply for endorsement, download the forms you'll need in the BON in CA and in NJ.


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