is this true?

  1. >> it turns out that military nurses don't have to be licensed in the state in which they work as long as they work for the military. A military trained nurse can't work in a civilian hospital without passing additional tests and getting licensed. <<

    posted in: http://bellacrow.livejournal.com/108...58042#t9958042
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  3. by   Gennaver
    Quote from olivedrab
    [B]>> it turns out that military nurses don't have to be licensed in the state in which they work as long as they work for the military. A military trained nurse can't work in a civilian hospital without passing additional tests and getting licensed. <<
    Hello,
    What I've been told, as a new applicant, is that I must be licensed in my state in order to be accepted. So, if I am accepted then I am pretty darn sure that I will have to transfer that to whichever state I will be located in regardless if the Army requires me to do it or not, that seems like it should be my onus, (maintaining my licensure).

    That site doesn't necessarily look seriously reliable to me.

    Gen
  4. by   Corvette Guy
    Quote from olivedrab
    >> it turns out that military nurses don't have to be licensed in the state in which they work as long as they work for the military. A military trained nurse can't work in a civilian hospital without passing additional tests and getting licensed. <<

    posted in: http://bellacrow.livejournal.com/108...58042#t9958042
    I'm not sure what your asking? I can tell you my RN license is via TX BNE, yet as an active duty ANC officer I practice under my license at Madigan Army Medical Center, FT Lewis, Tacoma, WA. As long as I keep my RN license current under TX BNE criteria, then I'm good to go.
  5. by   NursePamela
    It is partly true. You only have to maintain one state license, usually your original. If you want to work in a civilian hospital you will need to be licensed for that state. However, to get a different state licencse usually is a matter of paperwork, and money, not tests. Hope that helps.

    Pam
  6. by   ZASHAGALKA
    Same is true for the VA, if I remember correctly. And, for working at such facilities as a civilian. Because the Federal Gov't doesnt maintain a licensing board, they simply require that you are licensed. Once licensed in ANY state, you can work at ANY Federal facility.

    Technically speaking, Federal facilities don't fall in 'State' territories. It's kind of like the 'embassy' concept. Embassies are the national territory of the country that owns them, not the countries where they are located. And Federal facilities are Federal domain, not State.

    That doesn't mean that you aren't regulated. Your responsibilities, and the reporting for your failure to meet them, goes back to your original State of licensure, regardless which Federal facility you work at.

    But because of the mobility normally involved with working for the Federal gov't, requiring independent licensure in every State the Federal gov't deals with would be far too cumbersome.

    Actually, this is true whether you work for the Federal Gov't or not. And THAT is why the National Compact will attract more and more States until EVERY State is a member. It's the same concept.

    I can already work in 20 States with my Texas license. New Orleans learned the hard way last year about NOT doing so. Because Miss is a compact State, help flowed in. In LA, however, a crippled State gov't was forced to hurry up and issue provisional licenses to get such help.

    List of Compact States:
    http://www.ncsbn.org/nlc/rnlpvncompa...tion_state.asp

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
  7. by   Corvette Guy
    Technically speaking, Federal facilities don't fall in 'State' territories. It's kind of like the 'embassy' concept. Embassies are the national territory of the country that owns them, not the countries where they are located. And Federal facilities are Federal domain, not State. - Z

    Yep, I heard that very same conversation today at Madigan Army Medical Center.
    Last edit by Corvette Guy on Sep 15, '06

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