My boyfriend is in the Marine Corps and this fall we are planning to get married.
Next spring I am due to start nursing school. He doesn't know where he will be stationed yet, but we are originally from California. If he is stationed in another state and I get my RN license in that state, how hard would it be when I return to California to get licensure there? Also, I've heard that if someone gets licensed in California it is easier to get licensed in other states versus going from the other state to California. Is that true? Anyone here have any first hand experience with relocation in the military being an RN. Thank you for any advice you can give me.
Apr 24, '05
I am getting ready to move to TX. Even though Virginia is a compact state (where I live now) as is TX, I still have to go through the endorsement process to get a TX license. The reason is that you MUST carry a license for your "home state" with the compact act, which is defined as your legal address and where you reside. Since I will reside in TX and not in VA any longer, I can't work under my Virginia license any longer than thirty days once I am living in TX. I have to apply for endorsement in TX, which will be my new "home state".
If I still lived in Virginia and did a travel assignment in TX, I could work under my Virginia license (since they are both compact states) because I still actually lived in Virginia. But once I change my legal address, I have to have that state's license, which becomes my new home state.
I have been dealing with this for the last three months :smackingf to get ready to work in TX when we move. The compact act really doesn't apply if you are actually moving to the state you want to work in.
Under RN and LP/VN Compact Rules
"A nurse changing primary state of residence, from one party state to another party state, may continue to practice under the former home state license and multi-state licensure priviledge during the processing of the nurse's licensure application in the new home state for a period not to exceed thirty (30) days".
(Statutory basis: Articles 4B,4C, and 4D)
PAIN IN THE NECK!!!
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