I have seen a couple of threads kind of related to my issue, but not quite. I wasn't sure if I responded to one of the older threads if it would pop up, so here goes:
I am graduating on May 19 with an ADN from a community college here in Missouri. I want to move to Quincy, IL and work as that is where my fiancee is. My school has already submitted the applications to the Missouri Board of Nursing to take the NCLEX in MO and be licenced in MO.
When I called a couple of hospitals in IL, I was told that they would accept new nurses, but not graduate nurses. So I have to have an IL RN license to work in these IL hospitals. So my plan was to sit for my NCLEX here in MO, get my MO RN, and then apply for a IL RN license after that. Can I apply for an IL RN license when the ink on my MO RN is still wet? I have read threads that say that it takes the IL board like 2 months to get your IL license. Is that true? Is anyone else here living on the border of IL and MO or another state and has been through the same experience? What should I do?