Vanderbilt Nurse Residency Winter 2018 - page 21

Hello! I am graduating in December and I have the summer off so I've begun looking at potential places that I'd like to work. I'm thinking I'd like to do a nurse residency because I want to... Read More

  1. by   CollegeStudent1
    Hey guys, random question. I’m thinking of getting licensed here in Alabama as soon as I can after graduation and then applying for endorsement through TN BON. I was wondering if anyone has any idea of the timeline for endorsement. I know AL is pretty quick when it comes to licensing and a friend of mine took her NCLEX within a month and I’ll be happy to take it ASAP after graduation.
  2. by   aubsn
    Quote from CollegeStudent1
    Hey guys, random question. I'm thinking of getting licensed here in Alabama as soon as I can after graduation and then applying for endorsement through TN BON. I was wondering if anyone has any idea of the timeline for endorsement. I know AL is pretty quick when it comes to licensing and a friend of mine took her NCLEX within a month and I'll be happy to take it ASAP after graduation.
    I got licensed in GA first and am now having to be endorsed by TN. It takes 6-8 weeks for the endorsement to be processed. You might as well go ahead and get licensed in TN if you are for sure going to work in Tennessee. It will definitely save you lots of time and lots of money.
  3. by   mamccullough1
    Quote from aubsn
    I got licensed in GA first and am now having to be endorsed by TN. It takes 6-8 weeks for the endorsement to be processed. You might as well go ahead and get licensed in TN if you are for sure going to work in Tennessee. It will definitely save you lots of time and lots of money.
    Keep in mind if your state is in the Compact Licensure, you have to take the NCLEX in the state you are a resident of. Even though we have jobs lined up in TN, since I am not a resident yet of TN, I have to take it in MO and then get it transferred.
  4. by   aubsn
    Quote from mamccullough1
    Keep in mind if your state is in the Compact Licensure, you have to take the NCLEX in the state you are a resident of. Even though we have jobs lined up in TN, since I am not a resident yet of TN, I have to take it in MO and then get it transferred.
    The NCLEX is a national test so it does not matter what state you take it in. You can also apply to any state board of nursing. Just contact that board of nursing first to make sure what their procedure/policy is.
  5. by   madRNBSNfer
    Quote from aubsn
    I've started looking online right now. I'm going up there next week and sitting down with an apartment locator and will hopefully find my apartment then. Unless we get added to the "Facebook group" that is apparently happening and then I'm just going to look at different apartments and not make a full decision. I'm thinking I want to have roommates, simply because I don't want to pay tons for rent, plus utilities.

    Have you looked at places yet or know what you're plan is for that?
    I'd like to live with someone else from the residency too and would like a place that is close enough walking/public transit distance. I've found a room to rent that is available but isn't walking/public transit distance or with another resident --- but all this wait for on boarding materials is taking up time from finding some else to live with/finding a decent place (and adding to all of the antsy feeling).
  6. by   CollegeStudent1
    I'd like to either live alone (being an only child and never having to share anything) or a roommate who wouldn't care when I show up to stay my three days and any other days. It's like I either want to full on move up to Nashville and live alone or just have a bed in someone's apartment/house and live here (2 hours away) on my off days. I don't know how I'd feel about city traffic 24/7 to just pick up groceries.
  7. by   aubsn
    Quote from madRNBSNfer
    I'd like to live with someone else from the residency too and would like a place that is close enough walking/public transit distance. I've found a room to rent that is available but isn't walking/public transit distance or with another resident --- but all this wait for on boarding materials is taking up time from finding some else to live with/finding a decent place (and adding to all of the antsy feeling).
    Pretty sure I want to live with someone too. Coming home to only my pets on hard days and not another person would get quite lonely after a while. I definitely would like to live close enough to walk or use public transit, but right now I don't think I can afford to live alone that close. Or at least..I don't want to pay that much to live alone that close.
  8. by   Nurse JaneDoe
    Any word yet about background checks Facebook group or other onboarding stuff??
  9. by   nashnurse17
    For those on the waitlist, there's still hope! I was on the waitlist, and I got an offer this morning for the adult acute medicine track! Good luck to everyone still waiting!
  10. by   ekthompson2
    I was on the waitlist for PICU and got offered a position yesterday. My problem is trying to get my CA license to transfer to TN.. not sure it will make it in time for 11/27 start date!
  11. by   aubsn
    Quote from ekthompson2
    I was on the waitlist for PICU and got offered a position yesterday. My problem is trying to get my CA license to transfer to TN.. not sure it will make it in time for 11/27 start date!
    I was able to fill out the application and everything in one day. It took some scrambling around town, but it's definitely worth it. When I called the TN BON they said it takes about 6 weeks for everything to go through....so if you get it done quick you may be just in time for the start date
  12. by   Nurse JaneDoe
    but those with a MLS compact state license can work (for 90 days) while waiting to do paperwork etc. right? Aubsn are you coming from a compact state? What did you do? What's required? Is it just a drivers license and address of the practicing state?
  13. by   aubsn
    Quote from Nurse JaneDoe
    but those with a MLS compact state license can work (for 90 days) while waiting to do paperwork etc. right? Aubsn are you coming from a compact state? What did you do? What's required? Is it just a drivers license and address of the practicing state?
    I originally thought I was because my license is in Georgia, which is in the enhanced Nurse License Compact, but because my primary address is in Alabama my license is single state only. However the endorsement for TN requires you to fill out their application, have your license verified, complete a citizenship form, have background check/fingerprinting done, and upload a copy of your diploma or send in a transcript and upload a signed passport picture. Everything is on these websites: Board of Nursing - TN.Gov
    http://tn.gov/assets/entities/health...ent_RN-LPN.pdf

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