Applying to an out of state position?

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by katinthehatter katinthehatter (New) New

Hello all!

I've been a lurker on this site for so long but I finally had a question that a simple google or email or phone call couldn't solve.

I am a new grad RN from New York and I would like to apply to a few out of state hospitals, namely Cleveland Clinic and John Hopkins. Since my license is only for New York, I can't practice in Ohio or Maryland. Can anyone guide me as to what I should do?

Also, I'm still on a job hunt, so if anyone has any knowledge of an RN position in the NYC or Long Island area that needs to be filled, let me know!

Happy Monday everyone!

NotMyProblem MSN, ASN, BSN, MSN, LPN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg, LTACH, LTC, Home Health. Has 35 years experience.

You would need to contact the state's board of nursing to find out what is required to endorse into that state. Some states require x-amount of paid RN hours before allowing you to endorse. Call the BON if the new state for its requirements.

Sour Lemon

Has 11 years experience.

Most states' BONs also have a good amount of information on their websites. It will most likely be under "application by endorsement", or something similar to that.

I'll do just that! Should I get endorsed first and then apply or can I apply before I endorse?

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

Sometimes the process is lengthy so if you can afford it, start the process now. And many places will not even look at an application without a valid license to practice.

For my academic job I had to get licensed in two other states- and it took a full three months between fingerprints, background checks, transcripts. We need a national licensing standard!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

I'll do just that! Should I get endorsed first and then apply or can I apply before I endorse?
You can certainly apply before you start the endorsement process. However, you probably will not receive any callbacks.

When applying out of state, the best results occur when you are already licensed in that particular state and use a local address to apply (even if you do not live there).

KelRN215, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pedi. Has 14 years experience.

I'll do just that! Should I get endorsed first and then apply or can I apply before I endorse?

I'd apply and explain in your cover letter that you will be applying for licensure by endorsement. Why pay for a license you may never use?