reciprocity in RI

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    hi, I am currently a nursing student at a school in MA. I would like to take the NCLEX in MA and then apply for reciprocity in RI. I know that there is an application process and a fee of around 90 dollars. Has anyone been through this process? Is it fairly quick and easy?
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    Hi,
    I went to nursing school in MA, when I moved to Las Vegas I had to apply for reprocity there, and according to both BON's. MA has the highest standards, meaning they require nurses to have the same or more hrs of classroom and clinical before being eligible to take the NCLEX. Once you obtain your license, go to the RI BON website and there should be all the info you need.

    In NV I needed to fill out the app,and get fingerprinted and of course the fees , it can take anywhere from 3 weeks to 3 months, so give yourself enough time.

    Hope this helps Cheryl
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    thanks! you rock!!!!!
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    You won't actually see the term reciprocity, you will see the word "endorsement" on any of the applications. NCLEX is a standard test for the whole US, therefore the exam is good in all of the states. Before NCLEX was available, each state had their own exam. Depending upon which state that you lived in and what your actual score was, it would give you the possibility of reciprocity or not.

    Good luck to both of you.......................
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    Quote from suzanne4
    You won't actually see the term reciprocity, you will see the word "endorsement" on any of the applications. NCLEX is a standard test for the whole US, therefore the exam is good in all of the states. Before NCLEX was available, each state had their own exam. Depending upon which state that you lived in and what your actual score was, it would give you the possibility of reciprocity or not.

    Good luck to both of you.......................
    Well according to the BON the NCLEX score has nothing to do with endorsement. Each state has a requirement of how many hours of classroom and how many hours of clinical you must have completed before you are eligible to take the NCLEX. I don't know the figures in each state, but say in MA it is 1000 hrs of classroom and 900 hrs clinical ,that would be their requirements, but say in FL they may say well 800 hrs of classroom and 600 hrs of clinical and your eligible to take the NCLEX. That's why they ask you where you were originally licensed, so they can check on your states requirements , then grant endorsement or not. MA states they have the highest amount of clinical/classroom required before you can sit for the boards.I hope this make sense. Again this info comes from the BON. This is what they told me when I moved from MA to NV.

    Cheryl
    Last edit by mickeymouse1205 on Nov 30, '04


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