Registered Practical Nurse looking into U.S. options

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    Hi there,

    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.

    Thanks,

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    Hi there,

    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.

    Thanks,

    I don't know of one single list that lists all the states' requirements and such in a single to read format. So that means, barring any search you do on this site (maybe someone has done one and put one up) or other sites (maybe a different website has already put together this information), you will probably have to go to all 50 states' Boards and look up the information yourself.

    Good luck!
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    Another barrier to look into is work permit. Usually LPN will not meet work permit requirements as well as immigrant requirements


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