I have a quick question and was hoping someone could help me out here! I just graduated with my ADN in December 06' and received my Indiana RN license a few weeks ago. I've been working at the same hospital that I completed my externship at during nursing school and am unhappy. I am interested in applying at the University of Chicago Hospitals (i live in northern indiana). Can I apply BEFORE transferring my license to Illinois? For one thing I'm not even sure how to do that, but I dont want to get the IL license and end up only being able to get a new job in Indiana.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!!!
Feb 8, '07
Quote from oMerMero above, "Just apply for the IL license ASAP, as it may take awhile."
This is so true. IL is notoriously slow in processing applications for licensure by endorsement. I would recommend starting the process now, even if you aren't 100% sure that you will be offered a job in IL. Licenses in IL are hard to come by, but easy to maintain. Licensing fees are relatively low ($60/2years, I think) and no CEUs are required. Since you live so close to the state line, you may find that it is worthwhile to obtain an IL license so that you can work a few per diem shifts or do agency work in the Chicago area.
Good luck to you!
Last edit by Jolie on Feb 8, '07
: Reason: spelling