Quote from khrissi17
You can't have a license in 2 different states can you?? I thought endorsement means you give up the original state's license for the new state?? Somebody please clarify this but only if you are 100% positive- thanks!
Quote from MegRyanGirl
License by endorsement means you show proof to the state where you want an RN license that you already have an RN license from another state. Each state has a differed type of proof that they ask for. You don't have to give up the license you have from another state. As long as you pay a license renewal fee for each state you are licensed in, you can keep licenses from all of those states. I currently have RN licenses from New York and New Jersey. No problems. :-)
:yeahthat: Except, have to add one thing-you also must meet the requirements for the particular state (eg. ceu) in addition to paying the license renewal fee.
My original license was in the South, in a compact state. NY was not part of that compact (NJ seems to be on a perpetual hold pattern to be officially a compact state), so I applied for licensure by endorsement to NY. I also hold a PA license by endorsement, since I was torn between 2 job offers (PA & NY) and the PA license by endoresment was fast, easy and inexpensive. I now hold 3 licenses and have renewed 2/3 sofar. The comapct state license is good to practice in many states throughout the US. Although I was considering a NJ job, the process was worse that NY (re; cost, time, conditions) and I will wait it out to apply after the govenor officiates the compact status-whenever that may be.
Also, you never really give up your original license unless it is for diciplinary reasons. The original license can be made inactive (as well as the endorsement licenses) if you do not practice in that particalur state.