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RN License by Endorsement - Background Check?

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by georgianurseheather georgianurseheather (New Member) New Member

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Hello everyone! I am trying to obtain a nursing license in Colorado by endorsement (I have an active license in another state). I submitted the application and fees as stated on the DORA website, and did my license verification through Nursys. However, I read through the instructions several times and was not able to find anything about a background check. I know that most states require you to submit fingerprints for a background check. So am I missing something? I tried calling DORA to find out, but of course have not been able to reach the person I need to speak with and she has not called me back. I know the process itself may take several weeks, which I am fine with, I just want to make sure that I am not missing anything in my application. Does anyone know anything about Colorado requiring a background check? Thanks!

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Plenty of states do background checks without fingerprints. I've been licensed in four different states over the years, and have never had to be fingerprinted for licensure.

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Okay, thanks so much for the info! Maybe CO is one of those that just doesn't require fingerprints. I have always had to be fingerprinted in the states where I was licensed, but Colorado is a new one to me. Thanks for the help!

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Being that you are applying to obtain your CO license and i have just started working on and looking into the process, i was wondering if you know whether you have to have a CO home address to apply for a license... or is it possible to apply before one moves there? thanks!

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You do not have to have a Colorado address in order to apply for a license. I currently reside in Georgia, and was able to get my license in Colorado with no problem. The only thing is that it won't be a compact license until you are a legal resident of Colorado, it will just be a single-state license.

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Question, if I am just getting my license in California, can I quickly apply or an endorsement from Colorado if I am planning to move there? I know California is a not a compact state, and I'm wondering if that complicates things or makes it more difficult...Thanks!

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Hi, I applied for CO license by endorsement. I did my license verification through Nursys. I would like to know how long it takes to get CO license once you establish your Colorado residency (I have a current KY compact state license). Is there any other requirement other then establishing residency?

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