New York vs. Connecticut

  1. Last edit by mandykal on Sep 29, '04
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   DeLynn
    Hi,
    I went to school in CT and right after moved to NY and applied for my license there. I had no problem getting my license for NY. I'm sure it works the other way also. The state you apply in just has to accept the accreditation of the school you attended. The NCLEX is national, you can take that in any state you want.
    Hope this helps.
  4. by   suzanne4
    As long as your program is recognized by your Board of Nursing there is no problem. The NCLEX-P is a national exam so once you take it you never have to repeat the exam again. In order to move or work in another state, you would just have to apply to their BON for "endorsement" and just pay the fee involved.

    Good luck with your schooling...................
  5. by   mandykal
    Last edit by mandykal on May 29, '04
  6. by   DeLynn
    I believe you can only work as a GPN in the state you attend school in. There is no "NY NCLEX" it's a national test, but the different states do have different rules in order to get a license in that state.
  7. by   nycNurse2b
    Hi there -

    A few quick questions -

    (1) What school are you attneding for your 10 month LPN program? I assume that means full time. How much does it cost?

    (2) DO you know what your job prospects are for work as an LPN? Are jobs plentiful and what is the hourly rate?

    I have a Bachelors and have been accepted into a pre-nursing program for a BSN. I am wondering now if i should have gone for the Associates first then gone back for the BSN.

    Now your post has me wondering - should i get the LPN, then the RN and then the BSN? This may work well as it will get me in the field sooner and some jobs may pay for me to go back to school.

    Many thanks!
  8. by   ProfRN4
    Quote from nycNurse2b
    Hi there

    I have a Bachelors and have been accepted into a pre-nursing program for a BSN. I am wondering now if i should have gone for the Associates first then gone back for the BSN.

    Now your post has me wondering - should i get the LPN, then the RN and then the BSN? This may work well as it will get me in the field sooner and some jobs may pay for me to go back to school.

    Many thanks!
    Honestly (and this is just my 2 cents), I don't think it pays to get the LPN. There are not an abundance of jobs out there, except for nursing homes. Since you have a Bachelors, it won't take you that long to get your ADN or BSN, and you'll open yourself up to many more opprtunities.

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