I live in IL, but went to school in St.Louis and i got my license for MO thinking that i would find a job right away. Well i graduated in May and still haven't found a job so it's time to widen my prospects and want to get my IL license as well. I figure as a new grad if i have to take a job i don't really want it might as well be in IL so i don't have to deal with crossing the bridge and traffic everyday. I've looked at the application and for the most part i've got it filled out. There are just a few questions that are stopping me from finishing and turning in the application. (I know my best bet at answering these questions are to get in contact with the IL board but every time i call i get the automated message saying that they are busy and to try again later. I've been working on this application for a couple months now and really would love to get it done so i can finally get a job)
1. Can apply for a temporary license and endorsement at the same time? So can i turn in one application and just make sure i have everything else i need for each thing and be ok? Or do i need to send them in separately?
2.I don't currently have a job and haven't worked as a nurse so do i need to include the verification of employment/experience (VE) form?
3. For the CT-NUR form since I'm licensed in MO and they use nursys I don't need to complete this form right? I just need to go to the site and follow the instructions there?
4. Do i need to fill out the Health Care Workers Charged with or Convicted of Criminal Acts(CCA)? I feel like this answer is no because i haven't been charged or convicted but just want to make sure.
5. For the background check is all i have to do is get finger printed and they will do the back ground check based on that? Probably another duh question but just want to make sure.
I appreciate any help, it's been a nice break but i'm ready to finally get this finished and so i can start applying.