Traveling Nurse concurrency problem

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    A majority of us know that a good number of states have been enforcing the concurrency problem. Is it possible for an RN to become a travel nurse with the concurrency problem? I mean a requirement is to have at least a minimum of 2 years of experience, and an RN license. If a nurse wanted to become a traveling nurse does the nurse have to endorse their license to the state they are assigned to travel? What if the state evaluates their credentials and see their clinical cases are not completed with the theory. Do states even evaluate the credentials of an RN to become an international nurse?

    Well if anyone can give an answer it'd be great.

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    I think the best answer is to ask the travel agency directly. I think if you get your license in a compact state, you should be able to move around the country. But also know that some of the compact states could be states you may not want to work in. So with that in mind, if a compact state is one of the 13 states with the concurrency requirements, then it lessens your field of choice.

    Again, email the travel agency directly to get a straight answer. Keep us posted!
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    Thanks Steppybay,

    Becoming a traveling nurse is a dream but the concurrency problem is making it difficult let a lone applying for the NCLEX.

    Quote from steppybay
    I think the best answer is to ask the travel agency directly. I think if you get your license in a compact state, you should be able to move around the country. But also know that some of the compact states could be states you may not want to work in. So with that in mind, if a compact state is one of the 13 states with the concurrency requirements, then it lessens your field of choice.

    Again, email the travel agency directly to get a straight answer. Keep us posted!
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    If you maintain permanent residency in one of the compact states and travel work in another compact state you will be OK if you wish to work in one of the states that is not in the compact group then you have to meet state requirements and obtain a license, having 2 years plus experience makes no difference if you have concurrency issues then they will still be there when endorsing license and if the state wants to make an issue with it they will
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    Thank you so much Silverdragon102.. That's what I was afraid of. I believe it's best for me to go back to school and get atleast an ADN so the states won't bring up any concurrency issues. unless states start enforcing a nurse must have a master's degree to be an RN.


    Quote from Silverdragon102
    If you maintain permanent residency in one of the compact states and travel work in another compact state you will be OK if you wish to work in one of the states that is not in the compact group then you have to meet state requirements and obtain a license, having 2 years plus experience makes no difference if you have concurrency issues then they will still be there when endorsing license and if the state wants to make an issue with it they will


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