RN Friend from India - How can I speed up the review process?

  1. Hello Nurse Beth,

    I hold a current RN license with CA state via 'endorsement'. My first RN license was approved at New York. I did my Nursing in INDIA( both bachelor's and masters). For both NY and CA endorsement, both the nursing boards did an educational evaluation from INDIA, since my degrees were from there. I am a permanent resident (green card holder) here.

    What can I do here(programs) in USA, so that we can skip the education evaluation process from INDIA, since it takes long time for a response from the nursing board?

    Any feedback/suggestions would be appreciated.Thanks!



    Dear RN Friend from India,

    Welcome

    So currently you hold an RN license in both CA and NY?

    And.. you are planning to apply to other states but are concerned about the length of time it takes the nursing state boards to review your transcripts?

    It takes a long time for a reason, which is management of risk and public safety. A state issued nursing license assures the public that the holder has completed the required education and training, for example, Pharmacology and Physiology.

    Vetting foreign transcripts for content is time-consuming.

    Aside from nursing programs, I do not know what other program(s) would suffice in order to skip a background educational background check. That would be a question for each individual state nursing board.

    You might consider applying for a nursing license in a compact state if you are seeking licensure in multiple states. This allows you to practice across states lines with a multi-state nursing license.

    You can find more information here: Original NLC | NCSBN

    Best wishes,

    Nurse Beth




    Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!
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  3. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Nurse Beth
    You might consider applying for a nursing license in a compact state if you are seeking licensure in multiple states. This allows you to practice across states lines with a multi-state nursing license.

    You can find more information here: Original NLC | NCSBN
    Please note that one must reside in a compact state for the license to be a multistate license; otherwise it is a single-state license that affords no special status across other compact states.


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