Nursing License question??

  1. Hello, I am currently living in Alabama and in my second semester of nursing school. I am alittle confused on how the process of getting your nursing licence in one state and moving to another state and having to get their state license is. We are not sure that we want to stay here in Alabama once I finish school and once my husband retires from the Army. We are thinking of Virginia where my family is. Will I have to take another test all over again in Va or just pay for a license there? I am so confused.. I know I am still a student but I am thinking positive and looking ahead of things.
    Thanks in advance.
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  3. by   TazziRN
    Take the test once. Get your license, move to another state, apply for a license in that state with proof of licensure in the first state.
  4. by   ICRN2008
    You only have to take the NCLEX once (if you pass the first time). Thank goodness for that, because it is a rather nerve-wracking experience!

    Good luck with nursing school
  5. by   suzanne4
    You take NCLEX once and get a license in the state where you applied to. For any other state, you just go thru the process called "License by Endorsement."
  6. by   militaryspouse98
    Okay, great thanks. I was so worried. I know the facility that you apply to can test you in like Pharmacology and stuff like that. I was just worried about having to take 2 NCLEX test.. thanks for your help. This eases my mind.