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NPs practicing as RNs: Is it legal?

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by HeatherA HeatherA (New) New

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I just graduated and will sit for my NP boards at the end of January, 2020. I put everything on the line to get through school and money is unbearably tight. Can I work part-time as an RN on the side after I pass boards? (I live in Kansas and already emailed the KSBON. They haven’t responded yet.) What would you recommend for a new grad?

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T__BSN_AGNP21 has 20 years experience as a ADN, BSN, LPN.

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Hi Heather!

1 of my coworkers is waiting for their credentials to be completed  in order to start an NP position, he has been working in his RN position without any difficulty. Administration even provided a new name badge refecting MSN.

Best of luck!

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KatieMI has 6 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

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Yes, it is absolutely legal pretty much everywhere. Quite a few people do just that for one reason or another, sometimes for years. 

Only one thing is to remember that when you wear RN hat, you need to stay strictly within RN scope of practice. In other words, you cannot do things you would do with one breath as an NP

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thinbluelineRN is a MSN, NP and specializes in Corrections, Public Health, Occupational Medicine.

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Yes you can. I do this. I still have my old RN job per diem and have been an NP for about 8 months. Like KaiteMI said- when you are wearing your RN hat you need to strictly practice within the RN scope only.

Goodluck on boards.

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Snatchedwig has 12 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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why would that be a legal issue? just stay within the scope your working in at that time.

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