how does RN licence make a difference?

  1. hi, i recently graduated and haven't got my licence yet but i was wondering how does it make a difference in new grade with no licence and a new grade with licence, cause both have the same level of experience?
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  3. by   Jolie
    A new grad with a license has passed NCLEX and is prepared to practice without any restrictions.

    An unlicensed new grad is an unknown quantity. It is possible that s/he may not pass boards, leaving the employer with an employee who is unqualified to practice in a professional role.
  4. by   TheSquire
    Graduate Nurses are not allowed to practice in my state. That's the difference.