Quote from hreddevil29
I just moved to Md from Tx and am working on my Tx license so far. I am not enrolled at excelsior, I just started studying for NC1. Does anyone know if there are ways around the new decision. For instance, if I continue to work on my Tx license here, and don't change my state of residence, could I finish the program, and get licensed in Tx and then just switch it to Md, or is that not allowed? I just don't want to waste my time if Md is just going to deny licensure. does anyone know of any other online LPN to RN schools?
I really didn't find anything on the Maryland Board website addressing these issues, it only addressed student enrollment deadlines and ability to be licensed as new RN's. I didn't see anything that addressed endorsement of an RN license from another state.
What I do know is that Maryland is part of the interstate licensure compact and that you can work there with a Texas (or other state in the compact) RN license and their decision regarding EC would not affect you.
However, if you choose to work in Maryland with a TX license, then you must maintain a permanent TX address and declare it as such each time you renew every two years. So if you wanted to live in Maryland full time, I'm not sure how or if that would work for you.
The rules of the interstate compact are such that the licensee must maintain a license in their "home" state, meaning the state where they consider to be their permanent residence.