Quote from kk7724
thank you very much for your input and advice. i have another question for you.... since i am in alabama, should i take the nclex here where i am comfortable and if i do plan to work out of state, just pay the fees to apply for a license in another state? our instructors say that you should take the nclex where you are comfortable and familiar and not to take it if you have a big move coming up or if you're getting married, etc. i don't really plan to work in alabama, but i guess it would be good to fall back on. also, how did you know you wanted to work in l&d? i loved it in clinicals and asked my teacher to let me go with another clinical group back to that unit. this is a really exciting time for me and the rest of my class. a nurse recruiter came and told us we should start applying for jobs around march if we are graduating in may! i can't wait! :hatparty:
take it where you are comfortable......you can apply for licensure in sc or wherever you plan to live later. some states are members of the nurse licensure compact ---but--- it appears as if sc is not a license compact state,so you will have to apply for licensure there when you move up (or ahead of time). some states have interstate compact agreements where licensure in one is good another ---it appears al and sc are not part of that agreement. but worry not, as long as you pay the appropriate fees and meet state requirements, it won't be a big deal to get a license there if you plan to move.
just contact the sc state board of licensure as soon as you are sure you will be moving there to become licensed to practice there.
i knew i wanted to work l and d after my first child was born. i was out of town, and was delivered in a strange hospital by a doctor i never met til then. well, i received phenomenal care (he was preemie and had a birth defect/surgery).my nurses were top-notch. i knew then and there i wanted to be an excellent, compassionate and caring nurse, just like they were. the experience and care i received really changed my life forever. no regrets, either. i wish you luck!!!