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License Switch

Does anyone know how to go about switching an Ohio RN license over into a Florida one? Do you need to have work experience? I graduate in April of next year and I am considering moving to Florida. I would take my NCLEX in Ohio but if I move I would have to transfer it right away to Florida. Any advice? Thanks!

You do not "switch" licenses. If you get the Ohio license first, you will have to apply for a Florida license by endorsement, which involves paying them 218 dollars, having the Ohio Board of Nursing send the Florida Board of Nursing verification that you have an Ohio license, getting sent a pair of finger print cards that you have to take to your local law enforcement agency and have them roll your prints and then mail those back to the Florida Board of Nursing, and then waiting about a month.

Applicant Information - Florida Board of Nursing - Applicant Information

If I were you, I would just take the NCLEX for Florida and apply for their license directly out of school if you know for a fact that you're going to move.


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