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by iowaNP iowaNP (New) New Nurse Student

iowaNP has 9 years experience and specializes in Critical Care/Adult Gero Primary Care NP.

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Hi all,

I'm graduating with my DNP from the you of Iowa this May and starting to apply for jobs out of state. I'm noticing a lot of the applications ask me if I am currently licensed to practice as a nurse and NP in that state and automatically disqualify the application if I say no. Has anyone else come across this? I have started saying "yes" because I'm eligible for licensure and would immediately apply for licensure after securing the position. Do you think this is OK?

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babyNP. has 12 years experience as a APRN and specializes in NICU.

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I would think that it's okay, especially if it's a computer bot disqualifying you. Anyone real who reviews your application knows that you can't possibly have a license yet until after you graduate/pass boards and will take that into account.

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iowaNP has 9 years experience and specializes in Critical Care/Adult Gero Primary Care NP.

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Thank you for your input!

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ArmaniX has 7 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Critical Care.

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I applied to all my jobs out of state without obtaining a license in those states (no purpose if I don’t get a job offer, move dependent on job).

I feel like most applications I filled out asked if I currently hold or am ELIGIBLE to obtain licensure in that state. When HR would question when I was applying I responded that it depended on a job offer as I was looking at multiple states.

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