License by endorsement

  1. I am a foreign graduate nurse . I plan on moving to Massachusetts. I already passed NCLEX-RN . What are the requirements for endorsing a license in MA? Any response would be greatly appreciated.
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    Joined: May '10; Posts: 10

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  3. by   KelRN215
    What state did you test for licensure in? You have to apply for license by reciprocity: Apply for a nursing license by reciprocity | Mass.gov

    A colleague at my last job endorsed from CT to MA and said it was a lengthy process. She recently endorsed to NY and said that was much easier.

    Do you have a job lined up here? If not, I'd make sure you look into that before you move here.
  4. by   pdarlyn1
    I was tested in Hawai. I don't have a job yet. Is there a lot of competition to get jobs? what kind of pay and benefits are available?
  5. by   KelRN215
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    I was tested in Hawai. I don't have a job yet. Is there a lot of competition to get jobs? what kind of pay and benefits are available?
    Yes, there is a ton of competition and you need connections to get into most of the Boston hospitals. Almost everyone I know needed a connection to get in. Definitely don't move here and think "I'll just get a job once I get there" unless you'd be happy working in private duty nursing or a SNF. Salaries are generally higher in Boston and lower in the suburbs. If you live outside of the city, though, be prepared to spend ~$300/month or so on parking (unless you want to work permanent nights).

    If you're licensed in Hawaii, why do you want to move to MA? We're getting like 2 feet of snow tomorrow, on March 13th.
  6. by   pdarlyn1
    I plan on moving to Boston because my husband got a new position there. How long did it take your friend to get her license?
  7. by   KelRN215
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    I plan on moving to Boston because my husband got a new position there. How long did it take your friend to get her license?
    I believe she said it took several months.

    Do you have a BSN? If not, getting a hospital job in Boston will be difficult. What kind of position(s) are you interested in?
  8. by   pdarlyn1
    yes I do . I am interested in any position ..
  9. by   pdarlyn1
    Thanks for the info.

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