Trouble transferring my NY LPN to PA

  1. I'm an anxious mess and would love to hear if anyone else has had any trouble transferring their LPN to Pennsylvania. I graduated from nursing school in '94 in NY where I have worked as an LPN for over 17 years full time. My husband took a great job in PA and I'm supposed to be joining him ASAP but I have keep having hurdles thrown at me obtaining this license. PA granted me a temp license but sent me a letter saying that they need more information regarding my schooling and the hours in the program bc they require a pratical nursing program to be 1500, but mine like most of our LPN programs in NY was 1220! So while they debate on my acceptability I had to obtain statements from employers regarding my LPN duties and hours worked. I have worked with a clean license and record for so long it's hard to believe that this is an issue. I'm afraid of what will happen if they deny me, what does that mean? I will never be allowed to utilize my license in PA? I miss my husband but financially I have to keep working an earning my LPN salary for this move to be successful. Any help or insight would be much appreciated. I started this process in June and its taking too long!
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  3. by   xoemmylouox
    Unfortunately this seems to be happening more and more. Each state has their own requirement, and they can change those requirements at any time.. Best of luck to you!
  4. by   HouTx
    So sorry you're being faced with this! The problem is that very few LP/VN schools are nationally accredited, so there are significant state-to-state differences. I'm sure you are not the only person who has had to deal with this issue so the BON should have a solution for you.
  5. by   Phoenixpinkkitty
    Thanks, it truly floored me that this would've been an issue, it's so ridiculous. This stupid ruling is keeping me from my family and if they don't approve it, I don't know how long I'll be stuck here in NY. We can't afford for me to just quit and what I would do for work to provide for our family.