Endorsement & Temporary Practice Permit in PA - timeframe?

  1. I'm a NJ RN and I've applied for endorsement in PA with a temporary practice permit.

    I sent in all the paperwork, check, paid nursys to verify my license, and my school sent my official transcript to the board. The PA board should receive everything in the mail by Monday.

    Anyone know approximately how long this process takes? I have an interview next week, and if all goes well, they would want me to start on April 8th. But I need to have my TPP for PA to start orientation. I'm hoping I can go to the interview and be able to say "I should have it by then."

    I know the NJ BON is notoriously slow, but if you are persistent with calling/emailing or if you show up in person, they'll issue your license. Is PA like this too?
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  2. 34 Comments

  3. by   Proverbs 16:3
    It took 3 weeks to get the TPP last year. I didn't mail my transcript; just sent it in last week so i can't tell the time frame for the license.
  4. by   Clovery
    Thanks for your reply.

    I saw that my check was cleared so hopefully that means it will be issued soon?
  5. by   Clovery
    My number was posted today! Just in case anyone else searches for this...

    If you call the PA BON, the computer voice tells you 10-15 business days after receipt of your application for endorsement.

    They issued my temporary practice permit 9 business days after they received my application in the mail.
  6. by   Proverbs 16:3
    I actually got my license at about 2 weeks after mailing the transcript. I think they're pretty efficient compared to other states.
  7. by   mystory
    I was wondering if the OP and/or anyone else could explain the benefits of endorsement with TPP ($135) versus just endorsement ($100)

    Is the TPP granted quicker than standard endorsement?

    I am on a tight budget right now and am wondering if it is worth it. I haven't found much explanation on the BON site, just info on how to apply.

    Thanks in advance.
  8. by   MnemonicFanatic
    When I moved from NJ to Missouri, the TPP gave me about 6 months to work before I needed to get the endorsement. In my case, it gave me time to actually get the 'degree' from the college I attended. (I completed my nursing program in December, took the boards in January and passed, making me a NJRN. Problem was, the college I attended only graduated 'one' class per year, so I had to 'wait' until May to actually receive my official degree.) The TPP gave me the opportunity to work as an RN until I was able to elevate it to the Endorsement. I would imagine that it works in a similar fashion for PA.
    I'll be applying for my PA license in the spring, only this time I will most likely go right for the endorsement rather than the TPP/Endorsement. Good luck!
  9. by   KimberlyRN89
    Hey guys, I know this thread is a bit old but I'm hoping y'all can answer two questions for me! 1- my license can be issued if I don't send in my school transcripts? 2- how long does it take for the permanent license to be issued? Thanks!
  10. by   MnemonicFanatic
    Not sure about other states, Missouri issued me a temporary license (I finished my courses, passed the boards in January but the college I attended only 'graduated' one class a year. I had to wait until June to get my official diploma/transcripts) The temp was good for 6 months, but once I submitted my transcripts the permanent license was issued (backdated to original issue date of the temp license)
  11. by   Amandalynn12
    Can anyone help me with how long it has currently been taking RN's to receive their PA license for endorsement? Im registered in NJ ad have sent everything over to the State of PA and applied online. My checklist says that my application fee was received, but the application is still "unchecked" on my checklist. I applied on 12/23/15. Any ideas on how long this may take? I start a position in PA on 2/15/16, so I am nervous that this will not process by then. Thanks!
  12. by   PingoRN
    Quote from Amandalynn12
    Can anyone help me with how long it has currently been taking RN's to receive their PA license for endorsement? Im registered in NJ ad have sent everything over to the State of PA and applied online. My checklist says that my application fee was received, but the application is still "unchecked" on my checklist. I applied on 12/23/15. Any ideas on how long this may take? I start a position in PA on 2/15/16, so I am nervous that this will not process by then. Thanks!
    Hey Amandalynn12

    I am moving to PA mid July, I see that you recently applied for a license endorsement. I was wondering how many weeks or months it took?
    I submitted all the documents on 06/13/16 and the only two items that show "completed" on my list are the payment and the child abuse CE.
    Thanks you
  13. by   elang527
    Hi! Just wondering how long it finally took to get your PA license by endorsement?
  14. by   Salemer
    I applied for my license via reciprocity on March 24th. Sent in my application, fee and then did the required
    child abuse education. Had my college send out transcripts that same day too. It's April 23 now and a few
    items are still marked as "unchecked". Of course, the fee is checked as is the mandatory education. I
    send an email to the PA nursing board making sure I didn't forget anything and I received an automatic
    reply that says they will evaluate everything sent in 20 business days from the date that "all material" is
    received. I did not apply for the TPP as my job won't begin until mid June. I'll update this thread once
    I get my license.

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