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Has 2 years experience.

Hello!

I am close to finishing my first year of nursing and am a licensed nurse in NJ. I wanted to start looking or a new job and because I am so close to NYC I wanted to apply for my New York Nursing License. I saw on the website that there are courses that are required but I may be exempt from them because I completed my degree and got my license all after 2014 (Class of 2019). Just wanted someone to help me verify whether this is true or not for anyone that has done the same or has recently gotten their license in New York. Please let me know and stay safe!

HiddencatBSN, BSN

Specializes in Peds ED. Has 10 years experience.

I got my NYS license about 2 years ago but had graduated long before that deadline. The courses are easy and there are tons of places you can do them for free (basically a child abuse rights and responsibilities and infection control) so honestly it’s probably as easy to do them and have them complete than not.

Hoshio, RN

Has 3 years experience.

1 hour ago, selshark16 said:

Hello!

I am close to finishing my first year of nursing and am a licensed nurse in NJ. I wanted to start looking or a new job and because I am so close to NYC I wanted to apply for my New York Nursing License. I saw on the website that there are courses that are required but I may be exempt from them because I completed my degree and got my license all after 2014 (Class of 2019). Just wanted someone to help me verify whether this is true or not for anyone that has done the same or has recently gotten their license in New York. Please let me know and stay safe!

I applied for a New York license after passing my boards in MA two years ago for plans of going to nyc in the future. In the process of seeking a job myself.

Anyways, you can find links to the required courses on the states web site, they’re fairly easy, and are like 20$ I think each if my memory serves. They take maybe an hour to do, they’re fairly simple. The longest part for me was New York State reviewing all my school work & receiving my current licensure information from MA. It took about 2 months to get an actual New York license issues to me.

selshark16, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

1 minute ago, Hoshio said:

I applied for a New York license after passing my boards in MA two years ago for plans of going to nyc in the future. In the process of seeking a job myself.

Anyways, you can find links to the required courses on the states web site, they’re fairly easy, and are like 20$ I think each if my memory serves. They take maybe an hour to do, they’re fairly simple. The longest part for me was New York State reviewing all my school work & receiving my current licensure information from MA. It took about 2 months to get an actual New York license issues to me.

Whenever I follow those links they always direct me to places I need to go in person to do it. Were yours online? Maybe I'm reading it wrong.

selshark16, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

Additionally, after you finish the courses do you have to send the certificates somewhere? Sorry for all the questions and thank you for the replies. I am eager to leave where I am working haha

Hoshio, RN

Has 3 years experience.

I believe when you fill out your application for licensure on the New York State website, there is a section that asks you to upload all relevant documents with it.

when you finish the courses, save a copy of your certification of completion and attach them to the application.

selshark16, BSN, RN

Has 2 years experience.

Thanks so much. I found a website that provides both of the courses online so I'm gonna go for it and start as soon as possible. Gotta get out. Be safe!

HiddencatBSN, BSN

Specializes in Peds ED. Has 10 years experience.

When I did the courses the site automatically sent them to the state but they never received them so I had to end up emailing them in to the person I waited on hold over an hour to talk to. After they received everything tho I was on the nursys as having a NYS license in a couple of days (but this was after waiting quite some time for them to not receive my certs).

Hoshio, RN

Has 3 years experience.

13 minutes ago, HiddencatBSN said:

When I did the courses the site automatically sent them to the state but they never received them so I had to end up emailing them in to the person I waited on hold over an hour to talk to.

This!! Anytime I called the state about my application I was on the phone for 45+ mins at least. They're horrid at answering the phone.

HiddencatBSN, BSN

Specializes in Peds ED. Has 10 years experience.

1 hour ago, Hoshio said:

This!! Anytime I called the state about my application I was on the phone for 45+ mins at least. They're horrid at answering the phone.

It was worth it tho- I got a direct email to the person I’d spoken to to send my documents and had my paper license in hand like a week and a half later. I think if I’d waited for them to magically find my child abuse and infection control certs I’d still be waiting on my NY license two years out 😂

I am graduating in May 2021 from a compact state but wanting to apply in NYC. How does the license transfer work and how soon am I able to start applying for a New York license? Any advice you have would be great!! 😊

@selshark16

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NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

You do not need to obtain compact state license. NCLEX is national exam, can be taken anywhere in US with results sent to NY state, apply directly for their initial license.

Review the requirements for licensure: http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/nursing.htm

See Registered nurse initial licensure application:   http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/nurse/nurseforms.htm  

Best wishes in completing your nursing program.

@NRSKarenRN thank you for your quick response!! So I will be graduating from a school in Kentucky. Are you saying once I graduate here I can apply to take the NCLEX in NY state? Im confused how that works. Sorry for the confusion.

NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion. Has 44 years experience.

You can take the NCLEX in KY --just have NCLEX send results to NY BON.

Your school will need to send your transcripts to NY. NY requires CE course as part of licensure too.  Read links above for full info

Allnurses NY state forum has lots of info too https://allnurses.com/new-york-nursing-c109/