Continuing to work as a tech after passing NCLEX

  1. 0 Hello, anybody familiar with the BON rules regarding this issue in Washington DC? I looked at the nurse practice act but couldn't find anything specific on this.

    I currently work as a tech at a local hospital. I just passed boards and want to know if it's legal to continue working as a tech until the next round of hiring takes place for new grads?
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    Sounds like a question for your individual facility as opposed to a legal matter...

    I say this because I spoke to a nurse recruiter this week about a local nursing residency program. I am an Excelsior student and plan to be finished and boarded no later than November but optimally by late September/early October. She told me two things: The first is that I needed to be hired into their PRN pool now to have my foot in the door if I wanted a good chance at getting accepted into the residency program. The second thing she told me is that even if I did finish and get licensed by October, I would not be allowed to work as an RN in the facility until the residency program began in January, but that I COULD stay on staff in my PRN pool position until that time.
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    Sounds like a question for your individual facility as opposed to a legal matter...

    I say this because I spoke to a nurse recruiter this week about a local nursing residency program. I am an Excelsior student and plan to be finished and boarded no later than November but optimally by late September/early October. She told me two things: The first is that I needed to be hired into their PRN pool now to have my foot in the door if I wanted a good chance at getting accepted into the residency program. The second thing she told me is that even if I did finish and get licensed by October, I would not be allowed to work as an RN in the facility until the residency program began in January, but that I COULD stay on staff in my PRN pool position until that time.

    Thanks. Im really thinking it shouldn't be a problem. My managers knew I was gonna take my boards any minute now and they also know I am anticipating going for the next round of hiring. They never said this would be a problem. Im thinking they would have said something. I didn't even think something like this could be a problem until someone told me that DC doesn't allow this. I too am wondering if it's more of a facility specific matter.


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