reciprocity from CA to TX

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by berna1126 berna1126 (New) New

hey guys!

I just recently passed the NCLEX-RN exam :jester: I am now licensed at the state of California. I want to ask if there is a reciprocity of RNs from California to Texas. Please help me!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

California is not part of the Nurse Licensure Compact. You will need to submit an application and pay a $200 fee to obtain a Texas license by endorsement.

buenavidaRN

buenavidaRN

Specializes in cardiac/PCU. Has 3 years experience. 27 Posts

I'm a little late, but I got my CA license (originally from TX) and I am assuming the process is the same from CA to TX as it is from TX to CA. Go through all the steps ... background check, fingerprints, nursys license verification, fee, application and if necessary proof of your CE's. Hopefully you got you license by now! :)

berna1126

berna1126

10 Posts

@buenavidaRN: how long does it take to get the new license from the desired state?

buenavidaRN

buenavidaRN

Specializes in cardiac/PCU. Has 3 years experience. 27 Posts

berna1126: ahhh ... I haven't logged in for quite a while ... so, maybe you already found your answer, but in case you didn't ... It just depends on what state. For CA it's about 5 weeks, for Hawaii it's about 1 week, for WA it's about 3 weeks. Usually the state board site will give you an estimate and they are usually pretty accurate. Good luck.