one state license, applying to different states for jobs, is that possible?

  1. I am at my 9 month mark, soo approaching my 1 year experience. I have been applying to hospitals. Is it possible to apply for hospitals that you dont have your RN license in, then work towards getting a license in that state? For example, you have a FL license but applying to hospitals in texas, while you still have your FL. license, and start the process of getting a license for tx.

    I need help, and I have been applying to hospitals in my state, and I feel less luck.


    Thanks
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  3. by   tachybradyRN
    Quote from gloryfied
    I am at my 9 month mark, soo approaching my 1 year experience. I have been applying to hospitals. Is it possible to apply for hospitals that you dont have your RN license in, then work towards getting a license in that state? For example, you have a FL license but applying to hospitals in texas, while you still have your FL. license, and start the process of getting a license for tx.

    I need help, and I have been applying to hospitals in my state, and I feel less luck.


    Thanks
    Yes. I was an RN working in NY with only a NY license when my fiance and I decided we wanted to move to MD (his family is here.) I started applying for jobs in MD in January/February of this year, and started the process of endorsing my MD license at the same time. When I went on interviews in March, I told prospective employers that I was "in the process of endorsing" my MD license and gave them my unencumbered NY license number to look up. I got three job offers and was able to get my temporary license in time to start working, and my license came through in MD just before I moved here (in April.) I would suggest starting to apply for endorsement at least 3 months before you plan to start working in another state, because the process can be time consuming.
  4. by   gloryfied
    Thanks so much for responding to me. and providing some advice. I appreciate it so much.

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