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NP Online program restrictions for residents of certain states

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by rnnursemd rnnursemd (New) New Nurse

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Certain online NP programs are not available for students in certain states. Like, for their MSN Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner program, Texas Tech University Health Science says,

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We are unable to accept students living in the following states at this time – New York, ...

My question is:

If I complete this course living in Texas, and pass the national NP license exam. Will I face any restrictions in future if I want to move to New York and practice as NP there? Because my course was not originally allowed for the NY residents.

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

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No, you will not. Once you are a licensed NP, you are "free to roam about the cabin." That is, you will have reciprocity to practice anywhere once you are licensed. New York is just one of those funny states. 

I'm originally from NY -- that's where I received my RN training and license. I have since moved to TX and recently passed my boards and am awaiting licensure. I think my program was one who didn't accept NY residents. But once I am licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner, NY will gladly take my money to endorse my license from TX. 

I've always maintained my RN license from NY so, you will have to endorse both your RN and NP license to NY.

Hope this helps.

 

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Kyla RN is a BSN and specializes in Research, Neurology.

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My understanding was those state restrictions are only referring to students completing their clinicals in their home states. I'm from Oregon and a lot of east coast schools wont take Oregon students. I think it is more to do with your online-distance program not being "vetted" in your home state's Board of Nursing. Distance schools have to apply to the state's board of nursing where their students live and get approved so their students can partake in clinicals in their state under the guidance of that program. If you go to your state's Board of Nursing, you should be able to find a list of "currently approved programs" that have already been vetted (I was told that the list doesn't get updated often, so to still double check that it's up to date). 

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idani has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Stepdown, Critical Care.

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22 hours ago, Kyla RN said:

My understanding was those state restrictions are only referring to students completing their clinicals in their home states. I'm from Oregon and a lot of east coast schools wont take Oregon students. I think it is more to do with your online-distance program not being "vetted" in your home state's Board of Nursing. Distance schools have to apply to the state's board of nursing where their students live and get approved so their students can partake in clinicals in their state under the guidance of that program. If you go to your state's Board of Nursing, you should be able to find a list of "currently approved programs" that have already been vetted (I was told that the list doesn't get updated often, so to still double check that it's up to date). 

This is not true for NY there are certain online NP programs approved by NYS Board of Nursing but you still cannot complete your clinicals in NYS you have to go to a neighboring state. 

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BigBrownPotato has 3 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric Nurse, Forensic Nurse.

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On 12/29/2019 at 12:42 AM, LadyT618 said:

No, you will not. Once you are a licensed NP, you are "free to roam about the cabin." That is, you will have reciprocity to practice anywhere once you are licensed. New York is just one of those funny states. 

I'm originally from NY -- that's where I received my RN training and license. I have since moved to TX and recently passed my boards and am awaiting licensure. I think my program was one who didn't accept NY residents. But once I am licensed to practice as a nurse practitioner, NY will gladly take my money to endorse my license from TX. 

I've always maintained my RN license from NY so, you will have to endorse both your RN and NP license to NY.

Hope this helps.

 

@LadyT618 OMG you are future me. Which school in TX did you go to?

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

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40 minutes ago, BigBrownPotato said:

@LadyT618 OMG you are future me. Which school in TX did you go to?

LOL, that's funny. I actually didn't go to a B&M school in TX. I actually went to a B&M school in Alabama (U of South Alabama), but via their online NP program. I believe all of their NP programs are offered online, with a requirement to come to campus at least one time during your time there.

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BigBrownPotato has 3 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric Nurse, Forensic Nurse.

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I am choosing between UoSA or Frontier U for PMHNP program. What can you say with UoSA? Did they help you find a preceptor? Also, will you recommend it? 

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

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1 minute ago, BigBrownPotato said:

I am choosing between UoSA or Frontier U for PMHNP program. What can you say with UoSA? Did they help you find a preceptor? Also, will you recommend it? 

I graduated from their Post Master's AGPCNP program, so I can't speak for the PMHNP program. They do not help to find preceptors in terms of placement, but when I contacted my clinical lead at the start of my first clinical semester, she forwarded me a list of all the preceptors that former students used in the state of TX for that specialty.  

I highly recommend the program. I have absolutely no complaints. I've always been a self-learner, self-motivated, so I had no issues with not having lectures, or similar. Their study guides for exams were helpful and relevant. They were always an email or phone call away if you had questions. There was a Q&A section in the classroom and the instructors always answered people's questions if a classmate didn't already help you out. The way each semester built upon themselves as you went through the program was phenomenal. By the time I reached my 2nd to last semester, they were giving us exams that replicated the boards (in terms of number of questions, time limit and comprehensive nature). I felt so prepared that I took my boards 3 weeks after the last day of class on 12/6. I received my ATT on 12/23 and scheduled it for 12/27. And I'm proud to say I passed.

I say give 'em a try 😉

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BigBrownPotato has 3 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric Nurse, Forensic Nurse.

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I love you. Thank you for this response. Are you able to talk or chat with your classmates? That is my only concern. I currently have MSN Nursing Informatics from WGU and there is no way to contact my classmates if I have any question.

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

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4 minutes ago, BigBrownPotato said:

I love you. Thank you for this response. Are you able to talk or chat with your classmates? That is my only concern. I currently have MSN Nursing Informatics from WGU and there is no way to contact my classmates if I have any question.

😀my pleasure. I love ya too man!

Oh wow, that sucks. I got my MSN in Nursing Education from Walden. I can't remember if I was able to speak to classmates but with USA, you can send messages to classmates that do not have to be seen by instructors but all communication regarding assignments must be documented in the forum so instructors can see what's going on and how folks are pulling their weight. The forum is divided by assignment then group, so folks within a group can chat amongst themselves and you can see other groups' discussions as well. So it's very open 😉

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BigBrownPotato has 3 years experience and specializes in Psychiatric Nurse, Forensic Nurse.

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Cool. Last question 😄 Do they have group projects? Thank you so much

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LadyT618 has 15 years experience as a MSN, APRN, NP and specializes in Home Health, Primary Care.

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Just now, BigBrownPotato said:

Cool. Last question 😄 Do they have group projects? Thank you so much

LOL yeah they do. I think I had more group projects at USA than I did at Walden but it made me grow as a person. And honestly, I only had maybe 1 person who irked me, but it was but for a moment. For the most part, my fellow classmates were professional and they brought their A game.

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