I am an RPN looking into possibly taking the NCLEX in order to work in the United States. I have been doing my research, and have found out that not all states would recognize my education. I am wondering if any nurses out there know off hand which ones do, or would recognize my RPN status (over there we are called LPN's). Also, I have just received my Perioperative certificate. I am wondering if this training for the OR gives me any upper edge. I will continue to do my research. However, I am wondering if there is any other advice out there for me.