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Moving from IN to FL

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Hi there! I am an Indiana grad currently waiting for my ATT to take my NCLEX in Indy. HOWEVER, I am moving to FL as soon as I pass to move in with my partner who lives down there already. I was wondering if anyone has gone through this process before or currently and would love to pick your brain about how you went about this! Here are my concerns about what I should do;

1. I already went through the verification process through the IN BON and registered through PearsonVue for the NCLEX to send results to the IN BON. 

2. So, now I'm worried the endorsement will take too long-should I try and apply for examination through FL (even though I've done this process for IN) and try to get PearsonVue to change where they send my results? 

3. I have an address down there, since my partner lives there and I'm moving in, but do NOT have a driver's license YET (I haven't moved down there due to school). Is that address enough to make the endorsement process easy/quick? Or should I just do the single state and wait to upgrade once I eventually get my FL driver's license?

Any tips, advice would be soooooooo appreciated! This has been the most confusing part of nursing school graduation, stuff they really never give you a chance to ask or figure out! Thank you so much and hope to see some responses!! 

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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You do not need to live in a state in order to get a license from that state. If you were positive that you were going to move immediately after graduating, you should have applied for a Fla license by exam and bypass IN all together. Since you applied to Indiana and your school has already sent your paperwork to Indy, it would be simpler to get your Indiana license and then endorse to Florida. I think it would create a big mess trying to get your paperwork from your school sent to Florida, apply for Fla license by exam, wait for them to approve your application, wait for your ATT and then take your test.

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2 minutes ago, NICU Guy said:

You do not need to live in a state in order to get a license from that state. If you were positive that you were going to move immediately after graduating, you should have applied for a Fla license by exam and bypass IN all together. Since you applied to Indiana and your school has already sent your paperwork to Indy, it would be simpler to get your Indiana license and then endorse to Florida. I think it would create a big mess trying to get your paperwork from your school sent to Florida, apply for Fla license by exam, wait for them to approve your application, wait for your ATT and then take your test.

Thank you so much! I'm starting to agree, might as well keep with it and just go through with the endorsement process. Do you have any insight about the address situation? If I should use my partner's address (since I'm moving in) for the endorsement application-even though I don't have the driver's license yet? Is the address that big of a deal? Thank you again!

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NICU Guy has 5 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU.

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What is your timeline from Indiana license to moving to Florida? Indiana is going to be a compact state in July (unless Covid changed the rollout). You could get an Indiana compact licence and work in Florida while you wait for your Florida license.

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59 minutes ago, NICU Guy said:

What is your timeline from Indiana license to moving to Florida? Indiana is going to be a compact state in July (unless Covid changed the rollout). You could get an Indiana compact licence and work in Florida while you wait for your Florida license.

I'm waiting to hear back from a New Grad program in FL. If they give me specific timeline and allow me to wait until July, then I'll do that. But I'm worried they want ASAP. That's where my confusion about the address/driver's license comes in. 

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