Multiple State Licensure??

  1. Hello All-

    New graduate/RN here.
    Just curious to find out how one would go about applying for a nursing license to practice in another state. I am currently registered in PA, but am interested in opportunities in NYC, NJ, & CA. What is the process for securing/applying for licensure in another state? Are nurses allowed to practice in multiple states? Any advice provided would be GREATLY appreciated.
    Thanks in advance!!
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  3. by   augigi
    You just have to meet the requirements for the new state and apply for Licensure by Endorsement to the new state. You will then hold licenses in both states. The links for the state boards are listed in the international forums.
  4. by   TazziRN
    In CA you provide transcripts, proof of licensure, and you will get a license. Warning: you have to provide fingerprints so come prepared.