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beachbabe86 has 20 years experience and specializes in Oceanfront Living.

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I worked for the state board of a compact state.  It would behoove you to be certain of the requirements of your license in certain states. 

Stating that you know all that when you are asking questions about a complicated situation is rude and unhelpful. 

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....don't mess with Texas, lady!  And honestly, why not call the Texas Board of Nursing and ask them?  I have a compact license (living here in Texas) after originally being licensed in the great state of Nebraska.  It just seems that going to the source would be best/prudent......

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CKPM2RN has 3 years experience as a ASN, EMT-P and specializes in Emergency/Med-Tele.

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Good luck! Nothing ventured, nothing gained. It may go through without a hitch, they may attach a condition. But go for it.

 

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1 hour ago, beachbabe86 said:

I worked for the state board of a compact state.  It would behoove you to be certain of the requirements of your license in certain states. 

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This.  And, I'm somewhat surprised that FL issued any license if he or she used a TX address on the application.

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I have nothing to hide and I’m not doing or will do anything illegal. I seriously have nothing to fear. I consider myself a very honest and correct person and that is why I wrote this message to hear from you guys what my possibilities are.

I applied for an endorsement see how that goes. Stop threatening about Texas BON. I have dealt with them in the past. Very nice and honest people. 
 

If after all I have to move, I will.

You guys have absolutely no right to “imply” or threaten me with things that I could possibly have done to get my license. Just stop and respect!

 

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13 minutes ago, KaforeignRN said:

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You guys have absolutely no right to “imply” or threaten me with things that I could possibly have done to get my license. Just stop and respect!

No one here has threatened you, nor implied that you have done anything wrong.  However, considering the confusion that surrounds the enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact, and the implications of even unintended non-compliance, the suggestion to make sure that you are in compliance with both the FL and TX BON is one you should consider.  

Best wishes.

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THAT’S WHAT I HAVE BEEN DOING. 
RESPECT OTHERS AND OTHERS PROCESSES. 
 

Best wishes to you all!!

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FlorentineRN has 38 years experience and specializes in Public Health.

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If I am reading this correctly, you did not qualify for a position in your state of residence (Texas) because you did not have sufficient work experience. So you applied for a single state license in Florida.  

You have also not appreciated the guidance you have received here. 

The honest guidance is: do not pull any funny stuff with State Boards of Nursing.  They will always catch up with you eventually.  If a State Board of Nursing believes deception or fraud has occurred, you can have discipline taken against your licence.  Any  state disciplinary action follows you nationally.  Tread carefully. 

 

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sleepwalker has 16 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Occupational Health.

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On 3/18/2020 at 10:05 PM, FlorentineRN said:

If I am reading this correctly, you did not qualify for a position in your state of residence (Texas) because you did not have sufficient work experience. So you applied for a single state license in Florida.  

You have also not appreciated the guidance you have received here. 

The honest guidance is: do not pull any funny stuff with State Boards of Nursing.  They will always catch up with you eventually.  If a State Board of Nursing believes deception or fraud has occurred, you can have discipline taken against your licence.  Any  state disciplinary action follows you nationally.  Tread carefully. 

 

This! You may not have intended to be deceptive but your actions certainly appear deceptive in nature (I.e. living in Texas but applying for a Florida license with no mention of intent to actually move, live, and work in Florida). It sounds as if you intend to "backdoor" the licensing process by retro-applying to Texas with your Florida license.

 

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towojoke specializes in general.

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KaforeignRN- we re in the same shoes. Am a foreign Nurse as well I live in Tx just like you but work in New York. Still have my home in Texas.  Only you understand what you going through. Wear your thick skin. You meet lots of bullies at work. Pay them no attention. Just have focus. Trust me, you ll be fine. All the best😊

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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On 3/16/2020 at 8:40 AM, Elaine M said:

That was my question, I didn't think you could get a single state license without living in the state.   Did you use a friend or relative's Florida address?  Anyway, you might be able to get a telehealth job if the company is based in Florida.  Or Indian Health like mentioned, MAYBE VA.  If there a citizen you can apply for the military.  I can't think of any other jobs if FL is your only license, you certainly can't work in TX without a TX or multistate license

I don't know if this is still relevent because it happened many years ago.  When I moved to Oregon, the OSBN had a requirement that foreign nurses first had to write the CGFNS exam before being eligible for the Oregon NCLEX.  The OSBN themselves suggested I take NCLEX in a neighbouring state that doesn't have the CGFNS requirement, get their license, then apply to Oregon for licensure by endorsement.

I applied to take the NCLEX in Idaho and I was straight up with the Idaho people about what I was doing.  I was worried that I would somehow disqualify myself by fudging the system.  No one batted an eye.  I passed the NCLEX in Idaho, received an Idaho license, then used it to get a license in Oregon.  Of course, I met all other requirements.

My point is that you can have a license in a state where you're not a resident.  I subsequently received licenses in Washington and California in anticipation of moving to those states, which ultimately didn't pan out.

However, OP, if the Texas BON is not willing to license you without the 5 years previous experience, then it doesn't matter where else you have a license.  Your best bet would be to show your Florida license to the Texas BON and see if that achieves anything.  Otherwise, it will not be legal for you to nurse in Texas.  I can only second the advice of others to look into federal positions to see if there's any joy there.  Good luck.

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