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  1. I had a question for anyone who may know the answer. I was thinking of obtaining my ADN - RN degree in ND since the California school system is overloaded. What kinds of issues need to be considered when crossing state borders when your license is garnered from another state different from where you intend to practice nursing? Do you have to pay higher fees? The license would be recognized since both states take the NCLEX-RN Examination, correct? Perplexed - regarding the Mutual Recognition Model compact state agreement. CJL
  2. clagorin

    Hello. New to site; Reside: CA School: ND

    Thank you for replying to my message. You provided some very interesting points to ponder for awhile. I have checked out Bismarck State College in Bismarck, ND and wrote the NDBON and they responded as such. I still am concerned about the NLN status however. The Dakota Nurse Program through Bismarck State College has received initial approval from the ND Board of Nursing. Yes, you would be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN upon graduation. The Dakota Nurse Program does not have NLN approval through the National League for Nursing. A program is not eligible to apply for NLN approval until they have graduated their first class. Whether Dakota Nurse Program will seek NLN approval is not known by our office, as it is not a requirement for program approval in ND. You can check with the CA Board of Nursing regarding their requirements, but typically if a program has been approved by the Board of Nursing in the state in which it is offered, that approval is recognized in other states. So, I guess the ADN - RN program at BSC is just so new yet; that the college will not be able to apply to the NLN until the first graduates are done. ??? I am going to research more on this; but thank you so much for bringing this to my attention. I have not yet relocated or spent any monies toward it yet. Thanks again. CJL
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    introducing myself - RN or master's degree??

    Jennifer, I can empathize with your situation. Although I am not married nor have any children, I am finding myself in a very similar situation. I have already obtained a teaching credential and a master's degree in organizational management; however, I am missing the science degree that would provide me with many options. Albeit, I have obtained a Medical Secretarial Degree, it is not a RN license. I am assuming that the nursing will take up much time; but I have talked to a few moms that were juggling teenagers and still were completing the second year of the ADN nicely. It is a constant juggling act I am told. I would assume that since you have children that you may place more pressures on yourself and more guilt on yourself than your husband ever would. :) I once set up the University of Phoenix in Fresno and Bakersfield CA with the nursing programs: BSN, MSN, RN-BSN, RN-MSN bridge. I may have to go that route down the road since I do not have a BSN or MSN. I am told that that shouldn't be much of an issue. I completed the MAOM degree at UOP and another student in my student group was a nursing supervisor who also wanted a business degree to round out his experience. I am getting off track; but I just hope you will be able to provide yourself with the time necessary to achieve your goals. :) All my best to you and hope you will enjoy the remainder of your A&P courses! :) CL
  4. clagorin

    Hello from travel nurse grandma

    nora, i hope you have a great time during your remainder of your stay in northern ca. i also live in ncal. i wish i could provide you with some great feedback; however, i am just starting the process of finding a school to accommodate my needs. but, i think this site is a good place to start. in the meantime, enjoy yourself and i look forward to talking with you again real soon. all my best, cl