if i get my lpn license in new york can i work in ct?

  1. hay everyone. i just recently decided to go for my lpn rather than my rn. lpn is faster and im probably more likely going to get into an lpn program rather than the very competitive rn programs that seem to be IMPOSSIBLE to get into. the eventually bridge over to become an rn. im currently a cna at a convent and 90% of the nurses are lpn's and they love their job. i love being a cna but as everyone probably knows its a back breaking job. i love helping people and ever since i was little i could remember always wanting to become a nurse. i live in ct but all of the lpn programs at the technical schools start next january . and that is just too long for me. i want to get it done asap. then on the other hand there is lincoln tech... porter n chester.. and stone brdige academy that costs 25k. which is just ridiculous when tech schools cost 1/4 of that. so.. my last resort is lpn programs in new york. i found a few programs in the bronx that start in septemeber and last for only 11months for very low prices. so basically what im trying to get at... is if i get my lpn license in new york can i work in ct? and if anyone has any advice, please feel free to type away.
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    About jessicastarr1234

    Joined: Oct '08; Posts: 1
    nurse's aide at a convent
    Specialty: CNA


  3. by   TheCommuter
    You need a New York license to work in New York. You need a Connecticut license to work in CT. A NY license is not valid in CT.
  4. by   Boog'sCRRN246
    I could be totally wrong but...couldn't she attend a PN program in NY and take the NCLEX in CT in order to be licensed to work there?
  5. by   TheCommuter
    If she attends a PN program in NY, she can get licensed in NY and endorse the license into CT.
  6. by   unimesh
    Hi jessicastarr1234,

    I saw your message on this forum and i thought you could help me on my Deliema.Hey,did you enroll in LPN Program?Actually i was thinkign to get one but you know i am very confused can i do this course or not?One of the Nursing Home is giving training for CNA,but i do not want to hang on as a CNA for my life long so,i was thinking about LPN.
    May be you can give me some idea about the course if you have taken one?the course syllabus,tuition fees.
    I live in Highland,NY.The only place for me to get this course is BOCES.
    please do not mind to drop few advice for me...

    Thank you...
  7. by   LPNEMSCT
    Quote from Boog'sGirl724
    I could be totally wrong but...couldn't she attend a PN program in NY and take the NCLEX in CT in order to be licensed to work there?
    I pretty sure that they way that it works is you can take the Nclex in any state but you will be licensed in the state of your nursing program.
  8. by   marineswife0809
    hey jessica i live in connecticut too. the lpn programs here are ridiculous ...26k for a lpn training... ny nurses come to ct all the time to work.
  9. by   marineswife0809
    jessica we in the same boat we gotta talk!! email me cupID31087@SBCGLOBAL.net
  10. by   gettingupthere
    Actually, I believe you can get your CT license if you have a NY one, BUT it requires more hours. So, if you get your NY license and work a few months in NY you can then get a CT one. I think!
  11. by   marineswife0809
    Well i think a nurse has to pay a fee in the state they wants to work..like a license transfer
  12. by   MontanaNurse78
    You can go to the NCSBN (National Council of State Boards of Nursing) website and the Pearson-Vue website to clear up ALL of your questions. There is a lot of incorrect information being posted here. You should also be able to get the contact information for CT State Board of Nursing from NCSBN website. Contact them to double check their licensing requirements and ask any questions you may have. Most states require graduation from an accredited nursing program without stipulation as to which state it is in. The NCLEX is the same regardless of state. For the most part once you have graduated your program you can now apply for your initial licensure and take your NCLEX in the state you choose to practice in. This would be a better option because you don't want to pay for your licensure in a state if you are not going to practice there. There is also what is called the Nurse Licensure Compact which is a list of states that if you are licensed in one, you can practice in the others (however you must follow the nurse practice acts of the state you are practicing in regardless of which state you are licensed in). Connecticut and New York are not on the list so if you wish to practice in both states you will have to apply for licensure in the other state once you receive your initial licensure. Hope this helps, but go to the CT State Board of Nursing so that you can get it from the "horses mouth". Good luck!