Hello everyone! My aunt is planning a move to Tennessee from Ohio and I am trying to find out the requirements for an RN in Tennessee. She was wondering how she could go about transferring and if the requirements are the same. I would love some help! Thank you so much!
Feb 14, '05
Quote from BETSRN
If your aunt is an RN, she should be able to figure this out. I don't mean to sound rude, but she shold know this.
The number for the TN Board of Nursing is (615) 532-3202. I wish you the best of luck. klsteele
I hope I posted on the right space. My post is not the first one. klsteele
Last edit by klsteele on Feb 14, '05
Feb 15, '05
Quote from elkpark
All states do practice reciprocity, and the Nurse Licensure Compact is entirely separate from that. The NLC is a program in which nurses licensed in a Compact state can practice in another Compact state without getting a separate, additional license from the other state. You are still only licensed in your original state. It is a relatively new program and, as you note, does not include all states (although it does include more states than you listed).
Any of the 50 states will issue you a license yo practice nursing in that state if you have a current license in good standing in another state and a clean disciplinary record, and pay whatever fee they require (this is what is usually meant by the term "reciprocity" in nursing).
ITA, and yet, if you do a search on this site, you will find that people keep asking this same question over, and over, and over, and over, and ....)
That's not true. Ask any traveling nurse.
As a former travel nurse, depending on the state, there is a LOT more to gaining licensure in another state than having an RN license in one state, paying the fee, and having a clean criminal background.
If that were true, there would never have been a nurse licensure compact. It was designed to cut the red tape of "your RN program doesn't meet the state requirements of our RN program."
Last edit by RN34TX on Feb 15, '05