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Moving from OH to TX...NP licensure and other requirements?

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Hi,

I am graduating from my Ohio FNP program in December,but my husband has already had to move to TX for employment purposes. what is the best and quickest route to get my license once I graduate?

Get a TX RN by endorsement (i dont think they are compact states, but will check)now while I have time to process it and then apply for NP in TX,

OR

Get my Ohio NP license after I graduate and then apply for endorsement of my NP license in TX, and maintain NP licenses of both states

Does it even work like that? Also does what all does an NP need to have (DEA# etc) in order to practice in TX?

Anyone who has gone through with this please advise... Super Excited to have come this far, but right now super confused too!!!

thx !

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Endorse your RN license and then apply for NP licensure in the new state. You still have to become board certified before you can obtain/apply for NP licensure but all I know states require to you have RN licensure before you can apply for NP licensure too therfore you can at least have that part out the way. Was in similar situation graduated had a ga RN license and moved to Fla

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The board in Texas takes *forever.* If you do things in phases I predict it will turn your application into a hot mess. Get certified first (I hear AANP is wayyyy quicker to get permission to sit for boards) and then send it all in together. Make sure you have the "go" button ready to push on official transcripts from your school, etc.

For a colleague I know, the process took 3 months. Good luck! Where will you be moving?

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Riburn3 has 10 years experience and specializes in Internal Medicine.

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I'm a Texas RN and about to sit for my boards with AANP. I've been doing the research extensively. What I would recommend doing RIGHT NOW is getting your Texas license. This will speed up the process a ton. Next, start applying to take the AANP exam. You can also do this right now even before graduation.

When you apply you list your clinical sites, your classes taken, show them your nursing license, and then send them an official transcript of work to date. Just based on this alone they will give you an ATT before you even graduate, and you can technically sit for boards just as long as you have finished your clinical hours. Once they get your final official transcript with your degree date, they will release your scores to the Texas Board. The major hold up though is getting your basic Texas RN license, so do that now and the hardest part will be done.

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Get your Texas license first

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