Dear prior Floridians,
I am graduating with an AS next month, and our family has intent to move to Wisconsin as soon as possible afterwards. Today I visited the WI DRL website, and have questions about endorsement you all may be able to answer. The website states reciprocity is possible "if the holder's credentials of general and professional educational qualifications and other qualifications are comparable to those required in this state during the same period...." Is there any way to anticipate whether or not my educational requirements will satisfy Wisconsin in advance of applying for endorsement? This is my priority question for this thread. Further, would it make more sense for me to sit for my Wisconsin license initially upon graduation, and then seek endorsement from Florida if we are detained? I ask this not knowing whether or not endorsement from Florida may be easier than the other way around. It is entirely possible I will have to work here before we are able to move. The worst-case scenario I've imagined is getting a Florida license, we move, and then I find out Wisconsin poo-poo's my qualifications when applying for endorsement. Thank you for your replies!
Apr 1, '08
by tvccrn, ADN
From the Wisconsin Department of Regulation and Licensing regarding Requirements for Endorsement Candidates:
"An applicant is eligible for licensure BY ENDORSEMENT if the applicant has graduated from a board-approved school of professional nursing; has passed NCLEX or a state board test pool examination for registered nurses; holds a current R.N. license in another State or U.S. Territory on which no discilplinary action has been taken; has not been terminated from employment related to nursing for reasons of negligence or incompetence and does not have an arrest or conviction record subject to the Fair Employment Act. (See attached Convictions and Pending Charges Form #2252.)
So according to that as long as it's a board approved school and a state recognized test for RN's you can get your license in Wisconsin. You don't even have to have passed the NCLEX specifically.
Last edit by tvccrn on Apr 1, '08
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