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I'm graduating this spring with my FNP and had the most confusing class ever - our instructor tried to explain the licensing process to us. WHAT THE HECK?!?! But I thought I'd share what I found because I can't be the only one confused. there's a website called Np2Be www.np2be.com and it has packages that literally walk you step by step through the process!! My class size is about 12 and they offer group rates so we have signed up for the middle package! It doesn't even matter what state you're getting licensed in or what specialty you are. I think it's owned and run by 2 NPs and they have been so pleasant to deal with. I just had to share because the process was so confusing to us and the customer service has been great! I hope it can help others!

SierraBravo

Has 3 years experience.

This sounds like a nice idea, but I can't imagine spending money for information that is free. First of all, your school should help you understand all of the logistics. If they don't, surely you must know some NP's that wouldn't mind giving you 10-15 minutes of their time to explain the process.

If you are in NY, I can save you the cost of their service if you read this link. It gives step by step instructions on how to get licensed as a NP in NYS:

NYS Nursing:License Requirements

Yes I know! But unfortunately several of the preceptors/NPs I knew could only tell me they remembered how confused they were as well and didn't really recall how to do this again haha! I just figured it was similar to those companies you can pay to find you a preceptor. We were just left quite confused trying to figure out state laws and my god it is hard to get ahold of these boards of nursing for questions! So as a class we decided to pool together and just refocus our time on finishing school and studying for boards and interviewing. Too bad I'm not in NY! But thanks for the link hopefully someone else can use it!

This sounds like a nice idea, but I can't imagine spending money for information that is free. First of all, your school should help you understand all of the logistics. If they don't, surely you must know some NP's that wouldn't mind giving you 10-15 minutes of their time to explain the process.

If you are in NY, I can save you the cost of their service if you read this link. It gives step by step instructions on how to get licensed as a NP in NYS:

NYS Nursing:License Requirements

I agree this is way too confusing. I just joined this site hoping to find some discussion about how to actually become an NP after school is done. We just had our "class" on this too and let me tell you - the professors Dont remember or know either! When I emailed mine a question, she just said to contact the BON because i had too many questions and she wasn't familiar enough with the process. I honestly don't have time for this, I'm still working FT and have a family and just want to graduate and get started. I'm going to check them out. It's one of those things Id rather just pay someone to spell it all out for me so I don't have to think about it. Thanks!

BostonFNP, APRN

Specializes in Adult Internal Medicine. Has 9 years experience.

Licensing isn't that complicated, if you are ready to be an NP you should be able to easily figure it out. Most state NP associations also have guides on the process for that state.

You should not have to pay any most for something like this.

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Is it really that easy in NY and I'm guessing MA? You should see the two states I am looking at for jobs -- the boards of medicine AND pharmacy have to be involved in the process on top of BON. It's not that I can't figure it out with some research I'm sure (thanks) I just don't want to deal with the process.

Thank you so much for your information! I was thinking about using NP2BE.com, and I saw your post when I searching more about the service. For myself, I know the info is out there, but I am pretty awful at organization; thus, this whole certi. & lic. process is overwhelming (not to mention that my school provides 'nada' help). I have had no problem performing well on the education part, but with this kind of thing I really bug out on! :) Per your comment, I will definitely use NP2BE.com now! Thanks!

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