Texas Board of Nusing - page 3

Just wondering if anyone has a suggestion that perhaps we can do to "improve channels of communication between the Texas Board and outside world?" What a nightmare! Current license in other states... Read More

  1. by   mattsmom81
    Quote from ARBY
    I still think once you are registered in ANY state you should be allowed to work in ANY stste...afterall, this is the UNITED states, not Germany, France, Spain, USSR, etc!!! :angryfire

    Yes this is what compact states agreements are trying to accomplish..and they're a good idea.

    . I just moved from Texas to Washington, original license in MN...but of course none of these states have compact agreements..LOL! So I have to go through the rigmarole again.
  2. by   dphrn
    Mattsmom, even if they were compact states, you would still have to get a new license from Washington because you are now a resident there. That is now your new "home state" because you live there.

    I think the compact state policy is really only good for traveling nurses. If you actually MOVE to the state you want to practice in, you have to hold a license from that state. Whatever state you RESIDE in, you have to have a license from that state..."home state" license they call it.

    I am moving to TX in three months, but I can't use my Virginia license there (both compact states) because once I become a resident of TX, I have to apply and go through the endorsement process.

    So, what is the compact act good for? Really, only if you work in a differerent state temporarily. Because once you move to that state, you have to have a license from that state...hence, the endorsement application has to be done yet again!

    Being a military wife, I now have to do my fifth endorsement application when I move to TX in June. I can't work under any of my other four active licenses (compact states or not) because TX will become my "home state" once I move there...so I still have to go through the pain of the process of the endorsement application.

    The compact act is good for people who hold a license in the state they reside in and want to work in another compact state they do not have a legal address in. It benefits traveling nurses and nurses who travel across bordering state lines to work. Bottom line, you must hold a license from the state you live in.
    Last edit by dphrn on Mar 17, '05
  3. by   barefootlady
    Getting a license in Texas sounds like a nightmare I can well do without. I see openings advertised in mags and on Delphi all of the tie for Texas, but no wonder they can't keep nurses. It sounds like a good state to be from not going to.
    BON's may not be a friend to the nurse but there is no acceptabe reason to be rude and unhelpful to someone attempting to go through their licensing process.
    Maybe GW can work on this problem when he gets back there. Oh no, then it would be a real mess and have more debt too. :chuckle
  4. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from ARBY
    I still think once you are registered in ANY state you should be allowed to work in ANY stste...afterall, this is the UNITED states, not Germany, France, Spain, USSR, etc!!! :angryfire

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Do you have to pay each time you want to be
    registered in a different state? If so, it's all
    about the money.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
  5. by   ARBY
    Quote from Fun2Care
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Do you have to pay each time you want to be
    registered in a different state? If so, it's all
    about the money.

    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
    You are oh so right about the $$$. When I moved to CA I put my NC license on hold. When I requested my CA license I had to pay to re-activate my NC license at full price so they could verify to CA that I was registered. I didn't work there one day after puting my license on inactive status but had to pay them and then CA...what a rip-off but each state got their $$$.

    I still think once you are registered in ANY state you should be allowed to work in ANY state...afterall, this is the UNITED states, not Germany, France, Spain, USSR, etc!!! But then they couldn't line their pockets with our $$$ and a lot of cushy jobs held by the boards would be eliminated along with their big $$$.

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