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Oklahoma to Florida Lic, gap in employement

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NurseMatt has 8 years experience .

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I travel to Florida, love it there, and may in the future move there. I have been a Nurse since 2008.

I just have recently gone back to being employed professionally as a Nurse. That gap is December 2011 to the beginning of October this year. I had to take time off to care for my parents. My license has NEVER been invalid or brought up for anything. I have been hearing that this gap may cause issues and not being able to get endorsement and/or reciprocity in Florida. Any comments or help is greatly appreciated as I would like to get this started immediately. Thank You.

I am concerned about the following, more so the third option:

For Licensure by Endorsement, the requirements are as follows and can be found in Section 464.009, F.S.:

Applicants are eligible for licensure by endorsement when they hold a valid license to practice professional or practical nursing in another state or territory of the United States.

OR

Applicants are eligible for licensure by endorsement when they have successfully completed the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) or the NCLEX.

OR

Applicants are eligible for licensure by endorsement when they have actively practiced nursing in another state, jurisdiction, or territory of the United States for 2 of the preceding 3 years without having his or her license acted against by the licensing authority of any jurisdiction.

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ZooMommyRN has 12 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, ER, Peds ER-CPEN.

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Best thing to do is call the FL BON and get the answer straight from the them. Good Luck!

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