Texas license wanting to move to oklahoma

  1. 0 Hey I was just curious.... I will graduate from school with my LVN in august and sit for my boards (Im in TEXAS by the way) I was wondering if i can or how i go about getting it transferred to the state of oklahoma.... Im dating a guy up there and wanting to move but once i get my texas nursing license i dont know how to get it transferred to another state like oklahoma or if it was even possible.... Please help me if you can! Any thoughts, comments or concerns would be greatly appreciated!!!
    Thanks
  2. Visit  jewels109 profile page

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    From 'TEXAS'; 30 Years Old; Joined Jun '10; Posts: 17; Likes: 2.

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  3. Visit  carolinapooh profile page
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    Oklahoma is not a compact state, so your Texas license isn't automatically recognized. It will need endorsing by Oklahoma. You need to contact the Oklahoma State Board of Nursing for your answer; they'll explain what to do.

    In the meantime - all I did was Google "Oklahoma board of nursing", went to their website, and found this:

    http://www.ok.gov/nursing/endorseused07.pdf

    Easy stuff, took five minutes.
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  4. Visit  jewels109 profile page
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    Where can i get a list of which states are compact states?
  5. Visit  carolinapooh profile page
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    Google "nurse licensure compact".
  6. Visit  jewels109 profile page
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    Thank you so much for the help! You will never know how much i appreciate it!
  7. Visit  carolinapooh profile page
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    My guess is it won't be that hard. I was surprised to find out Oklahoma wasn't a compact state.
  8. Visit  JenRN30 profile page
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    You can also apply to the Oklahoma BON for your Oklahoma license instead of getting your Texas license, if you're sure that you are going to move here. You can even take the NCLEX in Texas for your Oklahoma boards, if that makes sense.
  9. Visit  classicdame profile page
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    info on compact states at www.ncsbn.org

    Natl Council on the State Boards of Nursing or something like that
  10. Visit  rentalnurse profile page
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    yes they wont compact (prob the money lost ) when I lived in Ark I had to carry Mo and Ok since both wernt compact. MO finally ratified their compact agreement
  11. Visit  Orca profile page
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    My original license was in Oklahoma. My experience has been that the people at the BON are very easy to deal with and very helpful. .

    The fee for a license by endorsement is $85 for an LPN - same as the cost for an initial license (they've gone up a bit since I got mine).
  12. Visit  jewels109 profile page
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    Quote from JenRN30
    You can also apply to the Oklahoma BON for your Oklahoma license instead of getting your Texas license, if you're sure that you are going to move here. You can even take the NCLEX in Texas for your Oklahoma boards, if that makes sense.

    Would i contact Oklahoma BON on how to do that or Texas? Thats what sounds like a cheaper / better idea..... i just need to know who to tell im doing that lol or who to ask? Should my instructors know? hmmmmm thats a lot to think about lol...... thank you for your help! any other tips are appreciated as well!
  13. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    You would just visit the OK BON website and look for the information and forms for applying for licensure "by examination" and apply to OK for initial licensure instead of TX. Then also make sure that your school knows to send your documentation to the OK BON instead of the TX BON! Once you're authorized by the OK BON to sit the NCLEX, you can take the exam at whatever physical location is most convenient for you (e.g., in TX), and your results will go to OK.

    For the record, in reference to all the comments about "compact states," keep in mind that a compact license is only recognized in other states, for work purposes, as long as you maintain your permanent residence in your "home" state. If one moves to another state, you still have to apply for a new license, even if you move to another compact state.

    If the OP, for example, is in TX and wants to move to OK, she would still have to apply for an OK license even if TX and OK were both compact states. The NLC is really only useful for people who either 1) do travel nursing or 2) live close (close enough to commute for work) to the border of two or more compact states. For the vast majority of nurses, the NLC doesn't have any impact at all.
  14. Visit  jewels109 profile page
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    Thank you so much for the information that was extremely helpful!!!!


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