TX BON can't process exam application because of compact state - page 2

by mharic09

Hi everyone! I am a foreign nurse and graduated in 2010. I have been applying for my ATT for almost 3 years now. I started in CA but because of the concurrency issue they rejected my application. I applied next to Nebraska (my... Read More


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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    the OP's issue is that her primary residence is in another NLC (nursing license compact) state. If the OP lived in CA, NY, NJ, PA, or any of the other non-NLC states it would be a non-issue.
    That makes sense, considering the state I lived in prior to moving to TX was a non-NLC state. That must be why I didn't have a problem getting my ATT.
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    Quote from turnforthenurseRN

    That makes sense, considering the state I lived in prior to moving to TX was a non-NLC state. That must be why I didn't have a problem getting my ATT.
    Yup! I'm still waiting what they'll say. My requirements are all received and completed last friday. Can I register in Pearsonvue now or do I have to wait for the eligibility letter first to do that?
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    I live in Nebraska but want to move to Texas once I graduate in May. My original plan was to take NCLEX and get licensed in NE then apply for a compact license to work in Texas. But now I'm hearing that it may be more difficult to do it that way??

    Should I....

    1) Apply for NE license then apply for compact license in TX. But does my Home Address and/or Primary Residence need to be listed as in Texas for it to work? I have family in Texas and could use their address.

    2) Apply for TX license and take the NCLEX in TX since I want to work there anyway?

    Thank you for your help.
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    If you live in a NCLEX state you must apply for a license in that state. If your permanent ID doesn't match (I.e. you have a NE drivers license you cannot declare TX as your permanent residence and thus cannot apply for a TX license. Using your relative's TX address can be considered fraud as it is not your legal permanent residence. This can open up a whole bunch of different problems for you.

    If you are a permanent resident of NE you need to get a NE license but you can work in TX with your NE license due to NCL. That is unless you change your legal permanent residence to TX then you have 30 days to get a TX nursing license, your NE license would convert to single state while valid, just like you'd have 30 days to get a TX drivers license.
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    If you live in a NCLEX state you must apply for a license in that state. If your permanent ID doesn't match (I.e. you have a NE drivers license you cannot declare TX as your permanent residence and thus cannot apply for a TX license. Using your relative's TX address can be considered fraud as it is not your legal permanent residence. This can open up a whole bunch of different problems for you.

    If you are a permanent resident of NE you need to get a NE license but you can work in TX with your NE license due to NCL. That is unless you change your legal permanent residence to TX then you have 30 days to get a TX nursing license, your NE license would convert to single state while valid, just like you'd have 30 days to get a TX drivers license.
    It's somewhat confusing, so even if I move there and work there, my permanent residence isn't TX until I get a TX drivers license? If I apply for my NE license and then get a job in TX and move there (either live with family or get my own place), do I apply for TX license by endorsement? I just wish I could apply for a TX license directly.
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    Quote from blueorchid981

    It's somewhat confusing, so even if I move there and work there, my permanent residence isn't TX until I get a TX drivers license? If I apply for my NE license and then get a job in TX and move there (either live with family or get my own place), do I apply for TX license by endorsement? I just wish I could apply for a TX license directly.
    Per NCL rules if you live in a NCL state you must apply in your state of residence. You cannot apply for licensure in another NCL (like TX) state while you are still a resident of a NCL state (NE). You may apply in a non- NCL state like NY NJ or CA. If you are moving after graduation , wait until you move to apply. TX will reject your application.
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    Per NCL rules if you live in a NCL state you must apply in your state of residence. You cannot apply for licensure in another NCL (like TX) state while you are still a resident of a NCL state (NE). You may apply in a non- NCL state like NY NJ or CA. If you are moving after graduation , wait until you move to apply. TX will reject your application.
    That clarifies it more now, thanks for your help!
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    Yes, I finally got my license...but not after they said they had everything......and I looked up my permanent license number.....only to find out later that they never did change from the temporary to permanent. It was such a mess.
    I have worked a few days a month with Home Health. Love it.
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    Quote from blueorchid981
    It's somewhat confusing, so even if I move there and work there, my permanent residence isn't TX until I get a TX drivers license? If I apply for my NE license and then get a job in TX and move there (either live with family or get my own place), do I apply for TX license by endorsement? I just wish I could apply for a TX license directly.
    I am a NH resident graduating in May and moving immediately to TX to live with my boyfriend (who has a permanent address there). I also found it really frustrating to discover I couldn't start my application to the TBON for initial TX licensure until I became a TX resident (I spoke with a rep at the TBON to confirm this). BUT- if you have relatives that you would be living with in TX who will sign an affidavit that you live with them and you give up your current ID to the DPS, you don't have to wait to become a resident (at least this is what I am understanding from the TxDPS website: TxDPS - Texas Residency Requirement for Driver Licenses and ID Cards see the resident affidavit form) My plan is to do this as soon as I am back in Texas permanently, in May, and immediately submit my app to the TBON (and hopefully get my ATT in a reasonable amount of time..)

    One of the reasons I decided to wait rather then become licensed in NH and endorsing to TX- you end up paying twice. Once for your original license, then once for your endorsement.

    Also, when I asked the rep at TBON is I could just use my boyfriend's address at my address prior to moving/getting an ID, all this she said "Well, it's not like we come knocking on your door or anything to check.. but I can't make official recommendations on that.".


    Good luck- don't give up. =)
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    Hi everyone! After 2 1/2 years of agonizing wait I finally received my ATT!!! I got the email last May 15 I was so stoked.. I didn't believe it! I scheduled my exam on July 25th. I need more time to prepare for the exam because it's been 3 years after I graduated and I forgot everything! I'm hoping to pass on my first take. Thanks for all the information that you've given me. You helped me a lot


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