Moving

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    Hello All

    I am moving to Washington this Fall. I am moving from SC, so I will need to apply for a license in Washington.
    How do I go about this process? I have moved quite a bit, but only to states so far that were in the nursing compact. Is this process any different? I just had my fingerprints done less than a year ago when I moved to SC (husband is military) and have been working since I have lived here. Will I need to get my fingerprints/backgroud check done again...or how do i transfer that?
    Any help appreciated! I would like to start this process as soon as I can.

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    JUST READ IT on the board of nursing website!
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    Thank you for your very helpful response.
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    Look on the state BON what requirements are for endorsing, usually are clear on what you need to do
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    You mean Washington State? If you go to their BON website, it will have the application for licensure. They do not require fingerprints, atleast they didnt a couple years ago when I got my license there. You usually have your license within about 3 weeks from them. I did a travel assignment there, and had no problems. It was a quick and easy process. I do think they require transcripts if I remember correctly though.
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    Quote from Simply Complicated
    You mean Washington State? If you go to their BON website, it will have the application for licensure. They do not require fingerprints, atleast they didnt a couple years ago when I got my license there. You usually have your license within about 3 weeks from them. I did a travel assignment there, and had no problems. It was a quick and easy process. I do think they require transcripts if I remember correctly though.
    Yes, actually, they DO require fingerprints from out of state applicants.


    OP, I know this is a year old, but did you have to reprint again, or did your current fingerprint card work?
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    Contact Washington's BON.
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    Yeah, thanks. Kinda already did that. Would like to hear from people with real experiences, not predictions or estimates.
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    To CCL RN,
    To answer your question, yes I did have to do my fingerprints again when I moved to WA, even though my SC ones were not even that old. In my experience, every state I have moved to I have had to redo my fingerprints.
    I hope that helps you!
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    Thanks for your reply.
    About how long after you submitted your prints did it take to receive your temporary permit, if you don't mind me asking?


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