Multi-state licensing woes

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    Have you ever been licensed in one state and not been able to get endorsed to another?

    I graduated in Oct 2012, husband is USAF, so I moved literally the day after grad. The state we moved to is a compact state & am in the process of endorsing my license over to my new home state. I did have items to declare in my original state as I had a "tarnished halo" and have declared the items to my new state as well. I'm just wondering if anyone has had trouble endorsing a license over with the same declared items? Like, will my new home state maybe put restrictions on my license when my original home state had none??

    I'm worried sick about this. My halo was tarnished 10+ years ago, so it's been a while. But I do have a job offer on the table, and I'm worried about what the new state's BON will say.....
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    Quote from keriharper
    have you ever been licensed in one state and not been able to get endorsed to another?

    I graduated in oct 2012, husband is usaf, so i moved literally the day after grad. The state we moved to is a compact state & am in the process of endorsing my license over to my new home state. I did have items to declare in my original state as i had a "tarnished halo" and have declared the items to my new state as well. I'm just wondering if anyone has had trouble endorsing a license over with the same declared items? Like, will my new home state maybe put restrictions on my license when my original home state had none??

    I'm worried sick about this. My halo was tarnished 10+ years ago, so it's been a while. But i do have a job offer on the table, and i'm worried about what the new state's bon will say.....
    tarnished halo? That is one i'll never forget!!!!
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    Yes, your halo is also tarnished in the other compact states, sorry to say. Go check yourself on www.nursysis.com you'll see how tarnished your hallo REALLY is. Good luck.
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    Then again, if you are just out of school...if your halo was THAT tarnished (or rusted or pitted), how did you make it OUT of your school and into a license? Are you sure your halo doesn't just need a little silver polish, and elbow grease?
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    Like a criminal record, I assume? It depends on what the states requirements are. I know that you can get a compact license in a state that you are not residing in using your current address. So I would consider checking the state's NPA and compare with other compact. Bottom line, if its criminal and you do get licensed you may still not be hired even if the interview was great. On the bright side most nursing program have you submit to a background check and determine whether you qualify based on that. Whatever you do tell the truth on your licensure app...good luck!
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    It was the "declared items" that made me laugh! Not a phrase I've heard used in this context before =)
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    I wonder how her BON will handle her 'I smuggled ivory in from Kenya charge'? Unprofessional conduct?
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    Quote from keriharper
    Have you ever been licensed in one state and not been able to get endorsed to another?

    I graduated in Oct 2012, husband is USAF, so I moved literally the day after grad. The state we moved to is a compact state & am in the process of endorsing my license over to my new home state. I did have items to declare in my original state as I had a "tarnished halo" and have declared the items to my new state as well. I'm just wondering if anyone has had trouble endorsing a license over with the same declared items? Like, will my new home state maybe put restrictions on my license when my original home state had none??

    I'm worried sick about this. My halo was tarnished 10+ years ago, so it's been a while. But I do have a job offer on the table, and I'm worried about what the new state's BON will say.....
    It is very possible for one state to forgive one's transgressions when another will not. The only way to know is to contact the board. was your other state a compact state? I'm assuming it isn't for you wouldn't have to "re-delcare".

    The nurses best able to help are in the Criminal history forum.....moved for best response.

    I wish you the best.
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    Yeah, I was licensed in TX, perfectly fine (they obviously had to "review" my file), which is a compact state, so I was thinking I did NOT have to re-declare, yet b/c we are military and my permanent state of residence is GA (stay with me here, this gets confusing) TX issued me a non-multi-state license (no limitations either) b/c that is standard practice when you are a permanent residence of a non-compact state (GA). So I'm applying for endorsement in VA, and declaring it my permanent state of residence and I had to resubmit all my "declaratory" items. Nothing *that* tarnished, basically some underage drinking charges (all misdemeanors) when I was young and dumb and underage(ah, the good ol' days). I'm just concerned because I do have a job offer (& a damn good one), contingent upon obviously getting my LPN license here in VA & I'm wondering if I should be concerned at all that what one state said was "ok", another state would say "no-way"?

    & thanks all for the input so far, I'm feeling better....but I'm still keeping my Xanax close by.....
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    I actually studied nursing in Puerto Rico and graduated in 2006 I loved being a nurse. I came back to NY to change my license over and its been so difficult. I have been back for 3 years now and I miss being a nurse I hope to pass my boards in a couple of months.


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