Temp License between Grad and NCLEX?

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    Hi,

    I am in the process of working my way through all the license by exam steps having just graduated out of state and moving to NJ. I have my ATT finally, and have scheduled my NCLEX. I had my fingerprinting done 2 weeks ago. Does NJ give a temporary license as a GN for a period until your NCLEX is taken and passed like other states? I guess I thought I would have that by now since the fingerprinting is all computerized. Is that wishful thinking?

    Thanks for any help -
    Meredith
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    NJ doesn't give any temporary license. You must pass your NCLEX to start working.
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    Quote from meredithT
    Hi,

    I am in the process of working my way through all the license by exam steps having just graduated out of state and moving to NJ. I have my ATT finally, and have scheduled my NCLEX. I had my fingerprinting done 2 weeks ago. Does NJ give a temporary license as a GN for a period until your NCLEX is taken and passed like other states? I guess I thought I would have that by now since the fingerprinting is all computerized. Is that wishful thinking?

    Thanks for any help -
    Meredith
    I just graduated and haven't even received my ATT yet, but I will start working as a Nurse Intern in a few weeks. At least at my hospital, there is no temporary license, but I am certainly able to begin work as a Nurse Intern and my hospital gives me 2 months to pass NCLEX. Until I provide Human Resources with a letter stating proof of passing NCLEX, I just can't do certain RN things like starting IVs, passing meds, etc.

    Hope this helps!
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    depending on where you are located in NJ, PA has a temp. GN license.
    I am considering this, I live in Princeton NJ about 45min-1 hour drive to PA for me.
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    A temporary license seems silly to me because the NCLEX is the only licensing exam and you can begin work in a lot of places without your license and then assume RN duties once you get it.
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    Thanks for the info -- but I have to say, I do think it's better to be able to start work as a GN at a GN rate of pay and responsibility instead of being an intern or tech. Especially since 88% of us pass the NCLEX first try anyway, seems like a pretty safe bet. But I can live with it.


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