I'm a new graduate from a school of nursing in MA, and I just accepted a job offer in NH. I'm very excited to be able to work as a GN, since you can't do that in MA. I'm a little confused by the licensing process in NH, though, so I'm wondering if anyone could help me out a bit.
I obviously need to submit my application for licensure by examination to the state board. I know I will also have to submit the application for a temporary license. Do I have to submit the temporary license application after I have submitted the other one (it says they won't be considered until after the permanent licensure application is accepted), or can I send them in at the same time?
I don't understand the fingerprinting thing. It's not a part of the requirements in MA, so I'm confused. Do I have to get the fingerprint card done and send it at the same time I send in my application(s) for licensure? Or can I send in the application at the same time I'm moving forward on getting the fingerprints done, and then I'll get my ATT (Authorization to Test) when everything's in? Also, do any of you have any wisdom with regards to which way is the faster way of getting the fingerprinting done and to the board?
Finally (and I'm so sorry this is lengthy!), I assume I can just have my school send my transcripts in at the same time I am sending in my application. Any wisdom on this?
Thank you all so much! I appreciate any insight you can give.