hello guys. I passed nclex California and its about to expire this February. Im planning to endorse my license to Vermont(since its one of the state im eligible to reciprocate it), but after learning that it costs less than $800, it's a bit expensive. Could you please tell me the benefits of endorsing the license to other state? Is it going to be a big deal if i don't endorse it for 1year?
thank you very much
hoping for your response and help.
If you are only a NCLEX passer then you are not yet licensed (I am guessing because you do not have a SSN?) and you do not have a license to endorse. You would still need to apply as a new nurse license by examination and then transfer your NCLEX results (for a fee) from CA to VT. The endorsement application is only for those already licensed as a nurse. You would be responsible to pay the fees for license by examination and then the credential evaluation fees.
The benefit is that you would actually be issued a VT license as an RN (and thus an RN) (assuming you meet the criteria for licensure) instead of being an individual who is an internationally educated nurse that happens to have passed the US licensing examination.
ETA It is my understanding that your NCLEX result does not expire but at the 3 year mark is when CA will destroy your application file. But still I wouldn't wait to transfer the results in case the rules change. It is my understanding that you should be able to submit all the documents yourself without the additional cost of an agency.
Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Feb 5, '12