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KaCo specializes in Tele.

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i recently passed the boards in n.y. and plan to move to maryland this summer. i know i need to get my license endorsed but i'm not sure if i should do so in maryland or d.c.

could someone please tell me what hospitals are good in maryland and if given a choice would u rather work in md. or d.c?

what are the pros and cons?

i just need some advice so that i can make an informed decision.

 

thanks

kaco

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mom and nurse specializes in Acute rehab/geriatrics/cardiac rehab.

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i recently passed the boards in n.y. and plan to move to maryland this summer. i know i need to get my license endorsed but i'm not sure if i should do so in maryland or d.c.

could someone please tell me what hospitals are good in maryland and if given a choice would u rather work in md. or d.c?

what are the pros and cons?

i just need some advice so that i can make an informed decision.

 

thanks

kaco

i don't know much about washington dc rn licensing. i know that maryland is part of a multistate compact. an individual can hold a maryland rn license and work in other states who are part of the compact (without needing licensing in the other states). there's more about this at the http://www.mbon.org site and the direct link to the states in the compact are at this link.

http://www.mbon.org/main.php?v=norm&p=0&c=msl/compact_states.html

hope this helps a little. :)

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ERRNTraveler is a RN and specializes in Peds, ER/Trauma.

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I believe you can only work in other states on a compact license if your ORIGINAL state of licensure was a compact state. So if your original license was in a non-compact state, even if you get another license in a compact state, that second license is not transferrable to other compact states.

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mom and nurse specializes in Acute rehab/geriatrics/cardiac rehab.

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I believe you can only work in other states on a compact license if your ORIGINAL state of licensure was a compact state. So if your original license was in a non-compact state, even if you get another license in a compact state, that second license is not transferrable to other compact states.

Thanks for clarifying that. I didn't realize your original license had to be in one of the compact states.... :rolleyes:

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I believe you can only work in other states on a compact license if your ORIGINAL state of licensure was a compact state. So if your original license was in a non-compact state, even if you get another license in a compact state, that second license is not transferrable to other compact states.

This is incorrect info. You have to live in a compact state and have that license in order to practice in another compact state. It has nothing to do with your original license but your residence in a compact state. For ex-if i live in MD then i cn work in any of the compact states without getting a license in those states. But if i move to Texas, i would have to get a Texas license now.

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ERRNTraveler is a RN and specializes in Peds, ER/Trauma.

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This is incorrect info. You have to live in a compact state and have that license in order to practice in another compact state. It has nothing to do with your original license but your residence in a compact state. For ex-if i live in MD then i cn work in any of the compact states without getting a license in those states. But if i move to Texas, i would have to get a Texas license now.

It may be different in different states. My original license is from WI, and it is a multi-state license, meaning I can use it to practice in any other compact state. My sister's original license is from MN (not a compact state). She has now moved to WI & has her WI license, but hers is not multi-state, so she cannot use it to practice in other compact states....

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Reno1978 is a BSN, RN and specializes in SRNA.

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Reading about the compact states at https://www.ncsbn.org/358.htm, I can't find anything with this rule, but they do specify that you must provide proof of state residency. For example, your sister would have to provide a driver's license, voter registration card, or income tax return declaring WI as her state of residence. Perhaps that may be the only reason why hers is not multi-state.

Yet, like you mention it can vary state to state and looking at WI's licensing website (http://drl.wi.gov/prof/rn/faq.htm) their blurb about nurse licensing compacts is pretty short:

Nurse Licensure Compacts:

The mutual recognition model of nurse licensure allows a nurse to have one license (in his or her state of residency) and to practice in other states, subject to each state's practice law and regulation. Under mutual recognition, a nurse may practice across state lines unless otherwise restricted.

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