Moving

  1. 0 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.
  2. Visit  Nurse2184 profile page

    About Nurse2184

    Nurse2184 has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Postpartum and Pediatrics'. From 'Charleston, SC'; 30 Years Old; Joined Oct '05; Posts: 22; Likes: 14.

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  3. Visit  katkonk profile page
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    JUST READ IT on the board of nursing website!
  4. Visit  Nurse2184 profile page
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    Thank you for your very helpful response.
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  5. Visit  Silverdragon102 profile page
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    Look on the state BON what requirements are for endorsing, usually are clear on what you need to do
  6. Visit  Simply Complicated profile page
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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.
  7. Visit  CCL RN profile page
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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?
  8. Visit  nurse.sandi profile page
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    Contact Washington's BON.
  9. Visit  CCL RN profile page
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    Yeah, thanks. Kinda already did that. Would like to hear from people with real experiences, not predictions or estimates.
  10. Visit  Nurse2184 profile page
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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!
  11. Visit  CCL RN profile page
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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?
  12. Visit  Nurse2184 profile page
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    CCL RN,
    If I remember correctly it only took a couple of weeks. I remember being surprised at how quick I recieved it.
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