?? A "National Nursing License" (RN) - page 4

Just out of curiosity...........what do all of you think about the feasibility of there being a National Nursing License, for RN's? What would some of the "pros" and "cons" be? I live... Read More

  1. by   Jenny P
    Thank you Mosrnc, for identifying one of the reasons that many unionized nurses are against a national license. Many nurses in "right-to-work states do not understand the importance of strikes and why some states are not in favor of the Interstate Nursing Compact.
  2. by   Cdn student
    In Canada, we too are only licenced for the province we write our RN exam in. If a Manitoba nurse wants to go to another province like Alberta to work, they must write the Alberta provincial RN exam for that province. I don't agree with it. I think if you pass the RN exam, you should be able to practice in any province without writing another exam.
  3. by   pchub
    I live in Maine and so I would be eligible for the compact nursing. I have decided to go into travel nursing so this will make it so much easier. The biggest issue I see here is that with everything else involved in nursing there is little common sense used. Having different nurse practice acts in each state has never made sense to me. Why should I receive different care in different states? Nursing needs to stop trying to make everything so difficult. A national standard of care makes perfect sense. There should be the same level of nursing care available to every patient in the USA. If this was institued however it would abolish the need for JCHO and several other organizations that make a lot of money by continually changing their requirments. How many times have you seen them come to your hospital and no matter what has been done to meet their requirements somehow there is always "just this one little change that you've missed." I have felt for a long time that there is a lot of "job justification" in these agencies. Did you all know that hospitals pay the JCAHO to come and give their approval? There are so many things like this that revlove around the almighty dollar. I just want to be able to go to work with a clear plan of how to best take care of my patients without having to worry about the hundreds of thousands of different rules and regulations that apply in so many hospitals. I've always felt that JCAHO should publish their guidelines and work toward a national standard of care for all patients.
    Oh well, that is my dream in a perfect world.