Switching a nursing license from New York to Florida


Hey, Just trying to figure out the best way to get my nursing license switched from N.Y. to Florida. Is there a reliable site that can help or even do it for me? I am getting more confused everyday. Thanks so much...

Lola Lou, BSN

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Specializes in Med-Surg, Precepting, Education. Has 10 years experience.

I went through this process a year ago. The website is pretty straight forward. Good luck!

Specializes in ICU, CM, Geriatrics, Management. Has 17 years experience.

The process isn't that cumbersome. Check the website.

But if you do have probs with it, there is a service that will help you for a fee... of course.

Florida wants you to file online. You have to really search to find the paper application. Also try to use an electronic method for fingerprints. LiveScan is the service I used and am told the prints are in the system in 24hrs. FDLE is pretty good about getting your background searched quickly.


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Specializes in Huntingtons, LTC, Ortho, Acute Care.

It is a little time consuming, but pretty straight forward, I have just done this back in September. I did get my license and I am (not so) gainfully employed. I hope you take some beta blockers, the pay here sucks compared to up north.