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FNP state licensure for Army nurse

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by Suzang Suzang (New) New

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I know as an army FNP, I can work in the Army as an FNP regardless of my state of licensure. I’m about to take boards and apply for state licensure, should I apply to a state with full practice authority? Would it make it easier for me? 

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macanes has 25 years experience as a BSN, MSN, DNP, CRNA and specializes in Anesthesia.

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On 5/14/2020 at 4:25 PM, Suzang said:

I know as an army FNP, I can work in the Army as an FNP regardless of my state of licensure. I’m about to take boards and apply for state licensure, should I apply to a state with full practice authority? Would it make it easier for me? 

Old school train of thought here. Remember when folks said ALWAYS keep your state of original licensure current? I believe keeping all of your AP licenses with your original state of licensure might be a good idea, too. Until a national license or a 50-state coop agreement is locked in, I wouldn’t be parceling out my licensure. Think about renewal — ‘you have to renew that one first, the we will renew your AP license’ and ‘no, we do not have your RN license — how can you have an AP?’

I’m just imagining the nightmares bureaucracy can wrangle. Just my $0.02 .

 

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Numenor has 8 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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On 5/14/2020 at 1:25 PM, Suzang said:

I know as an army FNP, I can work in the Army as an FNP regardless of my state of licensure. I’m about to take boards and apply for state licensure, should I apply to a state with full practice authority? Would it make it easier for me? 

Umm did the Army boards happen yet? FNP billets in the Army are low and your license should not matter. Actually getting a position in the Army is a LARGE hurdle.

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