This is somewhat of a vent, but if you have any insights/suggestions that would be wonderful, too!
I'm in the process of endorsing my Louisiana RN license to MA. I also have a temporary TX license from when I was furiously applying to jobs and had a pretty good shot at a new grad residency program in Houston (didn't happen, obviously). So here's the situation..
I get an email from the MA BON stating they received my application for licensure by reciprocity and just needed verification of my temp. TX license. TX doesn't use nursys for temp licenses, so, I called directly and was told the only way to verify your temp license is online at the TX BON website. I relayed this info to MA, and was told that they need a hard copy verification from TX or a letter from TX stating 'we do not verify temp licenses.' Well, the latter should be pretty easy for TX, I thought, because all they have to do is print out the email they sent me stating such. Well, not so fast. TX sent me another email telling me they do not send those types of letters out (the we-don't-verify-temp-licenses letter), and what is online will have to suffice for MA. Ok... I proceed to send the MA Reciprocity coordinator my email correspondence with the TX BON which details their inability/unwillingness to send either verification or statement that they do not verify. I haven't heard back from MA yet, and will call them as soon as their office opens, but what the heck?! What am I supposed to do when two BONs refuse to cooperate with each other? They already took my $305, just give me my license! Ugh!
Jun 18, '10
You may have to go the BORN (Board of Registration in Nursing) in person to get this worked out.
Last edit by Not_A_Hat_Person on Jun 18, '10
: Reason: clarity