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Licensure question, please help!

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Viesd Viesd (New) New

Hi, I hope I can get answers to my questions about RN license. I have been searching online but haven't found anybody who has similar situation like mine. Contacted DE BON 4 days ago, still hasn't got any reply yet. So here I am.

So, I am currently living and working in VA. I have the multistate VA license. My husband and I just bought a house in PA (not NLC state), and will be moving up there in about 2 months. I am planning to work in DE (NLC state). My questions is/are:

1. Can I apply DE (just the single state) license now (although I'm still living and working in VA until around August)? I understand I can't apply the multistate DE license because I don't live in DE.

2. If so, I assume I still can work in VA with my VA license until I officially move to PA, right?

3. Do I have to also apply for PA license (because I will live in PA), even though I don’t work in PA?

Thank you, everyone!

Dv

Not speaking from the perspective of those states, but: I lived in one state and applied for licensure in another well prior to moving there.

You can practice in the state you have a license in. You didn't give up your license in VA, right? No reason you can't work (based on this info). And I used to live in VA and work in DC and never had a VA license.

12 minutes ago, Viesd said:

1. Can I apply DE (just the single state) license now (although I'm still living and working in VA until around August)? I understand I can't apply the multistate DE license because I don't live in DE.

Yes. You can apply for a DE license. I don't know how long their process takes or if they give temporary licenses, but you will need to apply to practice in that state.

2. If so, I assume I still can work in VA with my VA license until I officially move to PA, right?

Yes. Your VA license will still be active, even when you move to PA. However, it will no longer be multistate, just simply VA.

3. Do I have to also apply for PA license (because I will live in PA), even though I don’t work in PA?

No. You're not obligated to apply for a PA license, but since it's your state of residence it would be best to apply. For example, if you wanted to go back to school or something to that effect in your state, they would want you to be licensed in your home state. I went through this in my state. It could just be my state but that was my experience. FYI my state just became compact state but it wasn't when I started school. The state I moved from was a compact state but since it's a few states away, I put my license in that state on inactive status.

Hope this makes sense, it's too early for me. I'm going on two hrs sleep. 😴

Thank you very much! Hope u rest well👍