Quote from pashnea
I am a foreign-trained nurse, passed the CA nclex, and since i dont have an SSN, and cant get my CA license, I am planning to work in Vermont instead.
I've read posts regarding reciprocity and all that stuff...but I cant find one with the same dilemma as mine (From CA to Vermont reciprocity)
I tried to google licensure application thru reciprocity but cant find it.
Do u know where to get those forms?
Or do I have to have an agency which will process the reciprocity stuff?
Applying for VT either for initial licensure or endorsement is quite easy compared to other Boards. The term reciprocity is not used anymore, it is endorsement. This may be the reason why you don't have any hits.
You need to go to VT's website and download the application form. The application form for foreign-educated nurses for VT is one and the same for Licensure by Examination and Licensure by Endorsement. In most Boards, they are separate. The instructions provided by VT BON are quite clear and simple compared to other Boards.
Also, just an FYI. One does not need an actual and active license to be petitioned. You only need proof of passing either NCLEX or CGFNS exam and the letter you got from CA BRN saying that you passed is enough to start the immigration process. Some find the 3 years deadline given by CA BRN to their advantage. Most State BON that gives licenses w/o a US SSN only have a very short expiration date if foreign-educated, mostly less than 1 year and you can't renew it w/o a US SSN either.
Forgot to add - VT has a local license req't, so if you have not taken the NLE and registered and got licensed, you can scrap VT off your list.
*Please check out their website: http://www.vtprofessionals.org/opr1/nurses/