Question: I graduated nursing school
in Germany in 2002 and worked for over 2 years on a cardiac ICU. We moved to the US in 2005. Since June 2012 I have my CA RN license. I didn't go through nursing school here again, I just submitted all the required documents to the BON and passed the NCLEX. I'm currently working in a surgery center.
My husband is in the military and we're moving frequently. I heard that international nurses (who already have a RN license in the US) have to go through the whole application process again when moving to another state. Is that true? Or can I just get a new state license by endorsement?
Feb 22, '17
CA is a unique state, the board of nursing does the evaluation by themself, they don't require CGFNS or TOEFL. (Which makes it harder when you move to another state later on). Do you have Facebook? We have a group called Deutsche Registered Nurses in America.
Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Feb 23, '17
: Reason: FB link removed