Rn License Compact

  1. Does anyone know if Florida and Georgia has the same standards or are in the same compact when it comes to the RN license? Is was thinking about moving to georgia after I graduate. The thing is that i live in Florida right now, and I was wondering how I should go about obtaining my RN license. Should I take the NCLEX in Florida or Georga? Thank you.
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  3. by   oldfolksnurse
    Quote from brownsuga1184
    Does anyone know if Florida and Georgia has the same standards or are in the same compact when it comes to the RN license? Is was thinking about moving to georgia after I graduate. The thing is that i live in Florida right now, and I was wondering how I should go about obtaining my RN license. Should I take the NCLEX in Florida or Georga? Thank you.

    It would probably be easier for you to board in GA. It took forever to have GA endorse me from FL, they "lost" my passport pic with my application, didn't notify me until I e-d them about why it was taking sooooo long.
  4. by   RodeoLP
    Quote from brownsuga1184
    Does anyone know if Florida and Georgia has the same standards or are in the same compact when it comes to the RN license? Is was thinking about moving to georgia after I graduate. The thing is that i live in Florida right now, and I was wondering how I should go about obtaining my RN license. Should I take the NCLEX in Florida or Georga? Thank you.


    I moved to Atlanta from Florida after I graduated. I took the Florida boards in Georgia and then applied for endorsement. I received endorsement in 2 weeks, with no problems.
    Goodluck!
  5. by   Dixielee
    nurse licensure compact states [color=#ffffff]compact states[color=#ffffff]implementation datearizona7/1/2002arkansas
    7/1/2000
    delaware
    7/1/2000
    idaho
    7/1/2001
    iowa
    7/1/2000
    maine
    7/1/2001
    maryland
    7/1/1999
    mississippi
    7/1/2001
    nebraska
    1/1/2001
    new mexico
    1/1/2004
    north carolina
    7/1/2000
    north dakota
    1/1/2004
    south dakota
    1/1/2001
    tennessee
    7/1/2003
    texas
    1/1/2000
    utah
    1/1/2000
    wisconsin
    1/1/2000



    if you are seeking compact licensure, please contact your state board of nursing for primary state of residence requirements. for state board of nursing contact information, please [color=#006600]click here.

    compact states pending implementation


    [color=#ffffff]pending compact states
    [color=#ffffff]status
    [color=#ffffff]implementation datenew jersey
    signed by governor
    tbdvirginia
    signed by governor
    january 1, 2005



    nurse licensure compact map




  6. by   Dixielee
    The above link would not let me edit anything, so it came out a little funky. I am a travel nurse and have had to obtain licensure in multiple states who were not members of the compact. My home state is a compact state so it does help me a lot. It varies from state to state as to how many hoops you have to jump thru to get licence. Walk thru states are the easiest, as you take your documentation, and get a temp licence right away. Some take more time and energy. Since the NCLEX is a national test, it really doesn't matter where you take it, the results are the same. But if knew I would be living in a particular state, I think I would take it there. I took them 30+ years ago, so everything has changed a LOT since then! Check with each board of nursing for details. It is not something you want to have them mess up!

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