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  1. I recently graduated RN school in CA and getting ready for the NCLEX. I already have a job lined up in Neonatal ICU where I did my externship. My husband was just offered an awesome position within his company in Montana (which is where we had planned to move in 5 years) MY question is how easy is it to transfer my license to a Montana license? Should I withdrawl m CA license or wait and keep them both Valid??? EEEKKK Help or advice is appreciated..
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  3. by   not.done.yet
    Get your CA license, then change to Montana once you move.
  4. by   FullGlass
    Apply for both the CA and Montana license. California takes a long time to issue an RN license compared to other states, so keep your Calif license active in case you move back. Best wishes.
  5. by   Guy in Babyland
    Quote from FullGlass
    Apply for both the CA and Montana license. California takes a long time to issue an RN license compared to other states, so keep your Calif license active in case you move back. Best wishes.
    You can't apply for license by exam in 2 states. I assume that the paperwork has already been sent to Ca BON. She will have to wait until she gets her CA license and then endorse to Montana
  6. by   FullGlass
    Quote from Guy in Babyland
    You can't apply for license by exam in 2 states. I assume that the paperwork has already been sent to Ca BON. She will have to wait until she gets her CA license and then endorse to Montana
    Yes, I see what you are saying. I will then amend my answer: You can take the NCLEX anywhere for any state. For example, my nursing school was in Maryland, but I took the NCLEX in California while home on vacation and initially applied for a Maryland, not a California RN license. I later got my California RN via licensure by endorsement. (I did this because my MSN program was also in Maryland).

    I'm a little confused by your question - do you have a nursing job lined up in California? If so, then apply for the California RN initially. If you have a job lined up in Montana, then apply for a Montana RN first.
  7. by   Have Nurse
    Keep them both. You never know what life will dish out and you will be better prepared and have less stress. My story: I held a M.N. RN license and married, moved to TX. I had planned to give up nursing for a while. But my life changed. I had to take the Nursing Juris Prudence Exam in TX., a hefty fee of 250.00 for the privilege, and ended up going back to M.N., where I had to reapply for my R.N. license. I had to pay extra fees along with it. Not worth the headache.

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