New Mexico RN planning on moving to Texas

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    Hi! I am a Filipino Nurse who recently passed the NCLEX -RN in the state of New Mexico. I dont have any hospital experience yet, and I'm planning on moving to Texas, what should I do coz my agency said the the New Mexico License is a multistate license due to the fact thats its included in the Compact state. Do i still need to acquire a license in Texas? or i can use my New Mexico license in applying when in Texas? Help!
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    i! I am a Filipino Nurse who recently passed the NCLEX -RN in the state of New Mexico. I dont have any hospital experience yet, and I'm planning on moving to Texas, what should I do coz my agency said the the New Mexico License is a multistate license due to the fact thats its included in the Compact state. Do i still need to acquire a license in Texas? or i can use my New Mexico license in applying when in Texas? Help!
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    if you have met/established residency in the state of new mexico your license should grant you multi-state privileges. as long as you maintain residency within the state of new mexico your license should continue to grant multi-state privileges which would allow you to work in any of the other compact states on your new mexico license. an important point to remember is this: it is your responsibility to ensure that your license does in fact grant you multi-state privileges, not your agency. if you are unsure you can verify your licensure status online via the new mexico board of nursing license/certificate lookup.

    if/when you change your residency status what happens depends upon where you relocate and with the timing in applying for licensure in your new state.

    if you relocate to a non compact state, or a compact state without applying for licensure in the new state, then your original license loses its multi state privileges and becomes a single state license good only in the state in which it was issued.

    if you relocate to another compact state and apply for licensure by endorsement with your new state's board of nursing you will be allowed to work for 30 days on your old states license. when you are issued your new license the board of nursing in your new state will notify the board of nursing in your previous state that you have been issued another license with multi-state privileges and that time your old license will be voided.

    if you do relocate to another compact state and apply for licensure by endorsement in your new state you do not need to notify the previous state's board of nursing of an address change. the board of nursing in your new state will do so as part of the licensure application /verification process. more importantly, if you do so this will cause your license to be changed to a single state license only, and you will not be allowed to use this license in your new state.
    Last edit by chare on Jun 1, '11
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    Where are you living now? Compact license only works if you already have a permanent residential address in one compact state and work in another whilst still maintaining residence. If you move then you need to apply to the new state and meet requirements
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    actually I'm not a resident of the US. I only have a multiple entry tourist visa, but somebody in Texas is willing to employ me and grant me a working permit. All I have to do is to acquire a valid Texas RN license. I'm kinda confused if I should grab this opportunity or stay in the Philippines and undergo trainings and gain work experience first.
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    If you have no permanent residency in the US then you can not use the compact license so you will have to endorse to TX and meet their requirements and then go through the process of a work visa
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    Employers don' t grant visas, they pass the papernwork to the government . You do not qulaify fir H1b, since you have no experience. The wait for visa is over six years. Time to find plan B.
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    uh yeah. thank you for helping me out! I don't want to violate the rules of the US border and I don't have plans of staying as an illegal immigrant as well. Yeah, guess its time for Plan B. But I think I'll try doing the endorsement option since I don't know anybody in New Mexico. So does anyone knows how to do that endorsement thing? I don't know how to start my Nursing career right. I already passed all the Nusing Tests there is.
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    If you want to work in the US you need to worry about getting a work permit before licensing. There's lots of threads on this topic.
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    Starting point is find a employer and decide on route to take. H1b visa is usually classed as a specialist visa and experience is required and nurses don't generally apply via this route as a general rule but some have been successful however the employer has to prove to immigration that they can not employ a USC or someone already with PR

    Immigrant visa is affected by retrogression and you have several years wait ahead of you and you cannot stay and work whilst waiting to be processed by this visa


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