just so that i am clear. if one does the 30-unit option, it shows "restrictions" on your license?
*** nope. it is the same california rn license everyone else has. you will have exactly the same scope of practice and can work at all the same jobs (if you can get hired) as every other rn licensed in california. then how do other states know that the license was rec'd on a 30 unit option when one has a bsn/msn and an unrestricted license?
with this said, i wanted to do the 30 unit option and get my rn in a year so that i could work and apply to the rn-bsn, then to the msn program at wgu.
*** you do understand that the 30 unit option is only for lvns? yes, i am an lvn
this gets me finished a year sooner. i know a year does not seem like a lot, but i have a husband that will retire from the military in 3 years (need my income to make up for the loss). i do not have time to only take 3-5 credit per semester. however; we plan on moving to middle tn. after my husband retires, so my question is--will i be able to apply for licensure in tn with a ca rn license and an msn under my belt? it just makes no sense to me that you would not be able to apply for licensure with an msn and an active rn license.
*** no you will not be able to become licensed in any state other than california unless you go back to a basic nursing program and start from scratch exactly as if you had never been a nurse. the msn, or any other nursing degree is irrelevent for licensure. what counts is your basic nursing education. you would be able to work in a federal hospital in tn, like the va or a military hospital, working under your california license, if you can get hired.