LPN working in different state
- 0Mar 4, '05 by BenediktaHello. I am not yet in nursing school (just working as a CNA) but I intend to start this Summer working on my LPN. My question is concerning becoming an LPN in one state and working in another. We are planning a move very soon to the area of Las Cruces, New Mexico which is just right across the state line from El Paso, Texas. Both cities have LPN programms and I will especially be looking at the New Mexico one due to several reasons (location, close to work, money from the state, etc.). However, when I finish (God willing), I will be sitting in between two cities, both with many nursing jobs, but in two different states. How hard will it be to become an LPN in NM and then crosss over into El Paso and work? What extra steps will I need to take, etc? I would be very thankful for any answers y'all might have (and any short prayers on my behalf that I finish my goal!). Thanks.
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- 0Mar 4, '05 by LPNerQuote from dbsn00WOW, it sure took a long time for your license to come through. We move state to state fairly frequently and I can't ever remember it taking more than 3 or 4 weeks! Can do it in a day if I carry all my info the BON offices in the state I am going to.Go to the New Mexico BON website & see if they have info on endorsing your license from another state...I applied for a NJ license (I'm also licensed in NY) & it took approx. 3 months & cost about $350...good luck
If the riginal poster goes to school in NM she would go to the Tx BON site to see what they need her to send to get licensed there after she has her NM license. Usually it's just a fee and proof of who you are, including license number (that would be NM licnese), etc.
I've been doing a good deal of research lately on my next state of residency, I am leaning towards Tx because they seem to have an appreciation for the skills and knowledge an LPN can bring to the floor.