Licensed in a state that i dont live in..

  1. just passed NCLEX can anyone tell me how i go about switching my NY license to a FL license i currently live in florida but i took boards for NY
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  2. 14 Comments

  3. by   DoeRN
    Go to the FLBON and follow the endorsement license procedure.
  4. by   sharonp30
    Hey, just curious. Why did you take it for New York?
  5. by   CYoungLPN
    Quote from sharonp30
    Hey, just curious. Why did you take it for New York?
    Failed it 3 times in Florida & after 3 they make u take a refresher course but they offer none near me so I applied for NY because u can take it unlimited there just in case I failed again I wouldn't have to go thru a bunch of mess
  6. by   CYoungLPN
    Quote from doeRAYmee
    Go to the FLBON and follow the endorsement license procedure.
    Thank u!
  7. by   passion4people
    Congratulations!!!! You need to go to FBON and complete an application for endorsement. You will still be licensed in New York. The FBON website will provide you with all the required information for endorsement.


    Best Wishes
  8. by   sharonp30
    Oh, I see. Very innovative. I hope it all transfers smoothly.
  9. by   CYoungLPN
    Quote from sharonp30
    Oh, I see. Very innovative. I hope it all transfers smoothly.
    Haha aw thank u for the well wishes
  10. by   KelRN215
    I could be wrong, but reading through this, it seems to me that you might have some problems with the endorsement process:
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursi...ent-RN-LPN.pdf

    See point 1a on page 3. I could see how they could argue that the requirements for licensure in NY were more lenient since they allowed you to take NCLEX an infinite number of times while Florida requires a refresher course after 3 failed attempts. The application also asks for every time you took NCLEX- if they see that you failed 3x in Florida and then took it for NY to circumvent their requirements for a refresher course, I would hazard to guess that they wouldn't think too highly of that move. The only way to know for sure is to contact the FL Board of Nursing.
  11. by   CYoungLPN
    Quote from KelRN215
    I could be wrong, but reading through this, it seems to me that you might have some problems with the endorsement process:
    http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/nursi...ent-RN-LPN.pdf

    See point 1a on page 3. I could see how they could argue that the requirements for licensure in NY were more lenient since they allowed you to take NCLEX an infinite number of times while Florida requires a refresher course after 3 failed attempts. The application also asks for every time you took NCLEX- if they see that you failed 3x in Florida and then took it for NY to circumvent their requirements for a refresher course, I would hazard to guess that they wouldn't think too highly of that move. The only way to know for sure is to contact the FL Board of Nursing.
    I just got off the phone with Florida BON they said it doesn't matter all I need is NCLEX so it will be fine
  12. by   GoosbyLPN
    Quote from CYoungLPN
    I just got off the phone with Florida BON they said it doesn't matter all I need is NCLEX so it will be fine
    so you switched yours witn no problem? remember I was doing the same thing too and Ga said no becuase I needed the same amount of school hours as ga
  13. by   CYoungLPN
    Quote from GoosbyLPN

    so you switched yours witn no problem? remember I was doing the same thing too and Ga said no becuase I needed the same amount of school hours as ga
    Yes because I went to school in Florida & I'm just switching my license from NY I'm sure if I had went to school in NY there would have been a problem but since I went to school in Florida they said it isn't a problem I'm actually in the middle of doing it now
  14. by   onyx33us
    LOL Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and good luck in your practice.

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