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Confused: Can EC grad work in colorado or not?

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I'm having trouble actually finding something that says whether or not a EC lpn to RN grad can go to work in colorado. Some post I see says something about having work experience or so many clinicals first. I would love to be able to travel nurse and CO is on my list along with Alaska. Anyone know for sure what has to be done?

sadiemae1123

Has 16 years experience.

I think your best bet to get accurate information on this is to contact the Colorado board of nursing directly to find out what their requirements for licensure are.

Pre-Admission State Board Form is needed.

Preceptorship required.

Students who enrolled after January 1, 2006 are eligible to apply to the Colorado Board but must complete a preceptorship after graduation. This must be approved and administered by the Colorado Board. The requirement for the preceptorship for LPNs is 350 hours and for non-LPNs is 750 hours.

Endorsement: All graduates enrolled after January 1, 2006, must endorse in with 2000 hours of RN experience (or complete the preceptorship).

So that means a Online RN can work 2000 hours in mississippi,, then go work in colorado?

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

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

That's very similar to how it is here in Georgia, too. Either do the preceptorship here in Georgia or earn paid RN working hours in another state (around 1700 hours required to be licensed here, I think), and then endorse (apply) for a Georgia license.

So that means a Online RN can work 2000 hours in mississippi,, then go work in colorado?

That's what it looks like!

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

So that means a Online RN can work 2000 hours in mississippi,, then go work in colorado?

We're really not "online RNs," but yes, EC grads can endorse their licenses into Colorado after having worked 2,000 hours in another jurisdiction. As an alternative, EC grads can work in a Federal facility in Colorado under any other state license. As an example, I work in an Army hospital in Georgia under a Virginia license.

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

That's very similar to how it is here in Georgia, too. Either do the preceptorship here in Georgia or earn paid RN working hours in another state (around 1700 hours required to be licensed here, I think), and then endorse (apply) for a Georgia license.

I sent my application for licensure to the GA BON on Tuesday. Here's hoping my 10,000+ hours working in ERs is enough for them. lol

BSNbeDONE, ASN, BSN, LPN, RN

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

I sent my application for licensure to the GA BON on Tuesday. Here's hoping my 10,000+ hours working in ERs is enough for them. lol

Pixie.RN, you know I've been there, done that. I will happily lend you my boxing gloves....just say the word.:sneaky:

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

Pixie.RN, you know I've been there, done that. I will happily lend you my boxing gloves....just say the word.:sneaky:

I was thinking about you and your one-woman assault on Macon when I mailed my application. Lol! I will let you know if I run into trouble. ;)

Pixie.RN, MSN, RN

Specializes in EMS, ED, Trauma, CNE, CEN, CPEN, TCRN. Has 13 years experience.

I have successfully endorsed my RN license into Georgia! Yay. Not a bad process for me at all! :D

RN34TX

Has 17 years experience.

If your only interest in CO is as a travel nurse, then don't forget that CO is a compact state as is MS. So if you get licensed in MS, you can take travel assignments in CO without having to get a CO license.