I am a current nursing student in Alabama and will be moving to TN in the summer. I received my license application from the TN state board last week, but was wondering if anyone knew if they gave a temporary license to new grads. I tried to look on the state website but couldn't really get an answer about a temp license for a new grad. Also, if anyone has any advice about when I should expect for the license process to be completed (so I can start working) I would be forever grateful!!!
Feb 12, '13
Call the state board of nursing tommorrow regarding the issue. Thats all the info I can give you sorry. But they are pretty good about answering the phone whenever I have called.
Feb 15, '13
Moving to the TN Nursing Forum for more targeted responses. Best of luck!
Mar 14, '13
Did you ever get your questions answered? Because I'm wondering the same thing now! I have lived in TN all of my life but went to nursing school in AR. Well, now it's time to go back to TN, and Im having a hard time figuring out how to apply for RN Licensure! I challenged my LPN Boards after junior year, so I know how to apply in AR. The TN Website is not very helpful. I'm wondering if I should just get my AR license since they are compact states. So Anyways, what did you ever figure out?
Mar 17, '13
TN does not offer temp license for new grads.
May 18, '13
I just graduated in another state and will be able to start work as a grad nurse in Tn prior to licensure. My employer just needed a transcript and copy of my diploma. I should probably mention that my pay isn't very good until I'm licensed, though...
The state BON doesn't make application easy...you have to call to request a packet. I sent my stuff in last week and am now just waiting on my ATT.
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