NY license for a job in NJ or CT?

  1. I was recently told by a nurse (in NY) to apply to jobs in NJ or CT. He said if they are along the border i could get a job there and they'd 'let me slide' bc it was close enough.

    Does anyone know this to be true?
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   shotcaller28
    The only way that would be true is if you have a compact license the reciprocates to those states.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from RegenerativeNurse
    Does anyone know this to be true?
    This is not accurate information. NY, NJ, and CT are not members of the Nursing Licensure Compact. Therefore, you will need a NY license to legally work in NY. You'll need a NJ license to legally work in NJ. You will have to obtain a CT license if you wish to legally work in CT.

    Employers might have 'let things slide' in the olden days, but they have absolutely no reason to get themselves in trouble in 2013 by hiring a nurse who is unlicensed in the state where he/she intends to practice.
  5. by   RegenerativeNurse
    Quote from TheCommuter
    This is not accurate information. NY, NJ, and CT are not members of the Nursing Licensure Compact. Therefore, you will need a NY license to legally work in NY. You'll need a NJ license to legally work in NJ. You will have to obtain a CT license if you wish to legally work in CT.

    Employers might have 'let things slide' in the olden days, but they have absolutely no reason to get themselves in trouble in 2013 by hiring a nurse who is unlicensed in the state where he/she intends to practice.
    That's what I thought. Thank you

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NY license for a job in NJ or CT?