FL Endorsement

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by nurseashley_ nurseashley_ (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Behavioral Health. Has 1 years experience.

Hello all!

I am a new grad currently living in Texas, but about to move to Florida for my first nursing job. I have been told to start the endorsement process right away, but the problem is that I don't have a Florida address yet. I'm planning to move about a week before my start date in late September. The endorsement application requires Florida to be my primary state of residence, so I'm not sure what to enter under my address in the application. Do I just have to wait until I physically move to Florida to apply for endorsement?

RoxannaColonPR

RoxannaColonPR

Specializes in Medsurg, psych. Has 17 years experience. 4 Posts

Hello, I was wondering if you ever found out what you have to do and how long it took you?. I have an active license from TX, I renewed it in december, now its showing as a single state license instead of the multistate I have always had. I already have a couple of offers from Florida but I am not in the state yet. I wonder if I just put the address I currently reside in, which is in one of the territories and how long does the process take.

chare

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1 hour ago, RoxannaColonPR said:

... I wonder if I just put the address I currently reside in, which is in one of the territories and how long does the process take.

If you used a non-TX address when you renewed your TX license, or subsequently changed your address to a non-TX address, this is what triggered the change in your license. 

As for applying for your FL license.  If you have a non-TX address, and a single-state TX license, you can apply for your FL at any time.

Best wishes.

RoxannaColonPR

RoxannaColonPR

Specializes in Medsurg, psych. Has 17 years experience. 4 Posts

3 minutes ago, chare said:

If you used a non-TX address when you renewed your TX license, or subsequently changed your address to a non-TX address, this is what triggered the change in your license. 

As for applying for your FL license.  If you have a non-TX address, and a single-state TX license, you can apply for your FL at any time.

Best wishes.

Thank you so very much for your answer. That makes sense since I put my new address in Puerto Rico where I currently reside. I wonder if Florida would take a long time to process applications by endorsement, if there is nothing that would show on my background check? I never did manage to reach the board by phone and I can count on my offer until the middle of July only. 

Cutiek

Cutiek

5 Posts

Hello where you able to obtain the Florida endorsement without a Florida address?? 

RoxannaColonPR

RoxannaColonPR

Specializes in Medsurg, psych. Has 17 years experience. 4 Posts

Hello. Sorry it took me so long to answer. Yes I did put my current address that is outside of the state of Florida. I got a single state Florida license because TX changed my multi state to single state when I moved. It took about a month to arrive. 

Cutiek

Cutiek

5 Posts

Ook I thought you were applying for a endorsement. I wanted to apply for endorsement in Florida but don’t have a current Florida address as of yet

chare

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3 hours ago, Cutiek said:

Ook I thought you were applying for a endorsement. I wanted to apply for endorsement in Florida but don’t have a current Florida address as of yet

Unless you are licensed of one of the NLC states, and your license grants multi-state privileges, you don't need a FL address to apply for a FL license.

Best wishes.

RN in the making

RN in the making

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On 5/30/2022 at 8:54 AM, Cutiek said:

Ook I thought you were applying for a endorsement. I wanted to apply for endorsement in Florida but don’t have a current Florida address as of yet

Hi we’re you able to get a Florida license ?

Cutiek

Cutiek

5 Posts

I have a Florida license but was trying to get a compact licenses. 

RN in the making

RN in the making

22 Posts

41 minutes ago, Cutiek said:

I have a Florida license but was trying to get a compact licenses. 

Okay , 

what state are you trying to get it compact in ? Did you attend school in Florida ? I attend school in Florida and trying to get it endorsed in MD I’m having a difficult time .

Cutiek

Cutiek

5 Posts

Yes I attended a school in Florida, tried to get endorsed in MD and was having problems also. They gave me a temp license but will not endorse it permanently. I tried to get a compact from Florida but you have to be a resident there. So I’m trying to figure it out