Moving to Montana in the very far future...

  1. Currently in Arizona obtaining my BSN...but our long term goal is to move to Montana!!! I will be honest and say it will be atleast 5 years down the road. I will also say that I have not done a lot of research on the subject, but does anyone know how easy or difficult it is to get licensed in Montana after graduating and being employed as a nurse in another state? (I am sure rules may change over the years, but just curious as to things I may have to "look forward to" in the years to come. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!! Thanks!
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  3. by   ruralnurse84
    I know this was posted a while ago but I thought I would give you an answer. Why oh why do you want to live in Montana? I only survived one year there and will never return, despite what my husband thinks. In all seriousness though, it is pretty easy. Just apply for licensure, and they have a fairly quick turnaround time. The nice thing is that the licenses are good for two years and expire at the end of the year rather than on your birthday. I got my first license in Montana straight from school in Washington state. The thing that took the longest was them receiving my transcripts. It took a lot longer to get my Washington license from Montana. Good luck!
  4. by   missyt439
    Lol!!! What's not to love?!?! In all seriousness, why did you only last a year? Weather, middle of nowhere, weather both my husband and I have visited numerous times, have always lived in the west and want to stay on this side of the US and feel Montana is perfect for us. (We are huge outdoors people and love to hunt and fish, so it seems to fit the bill).
  5. by   NiteNursee
    Very easy to get licensed in Montana & easy to get a job in most places' Best pay is in Billings but smaller communities have their perks too. Congratulations of becoming a RN!!