Quote from Benedikta
Can anyone direct me to some information on how a LPN from Kentucky can move to Texas and practice there? What steps need to be taken ect.? I've searched the web for quite a while and can't seem to find any information on the Texas end, not even a web site for the Board of Nursing. Thanks.
We moved from Michigan to TX 7 years ago..
Make sure you've worked as a nurse in the past 5 years before you even apply. I hadn't, (worked) and had a go round for 3 years with the board.\
They finally told me I had to either go back to Michigan and work for 6 months (then they changed that and said a year) or go back to school an start over from the beginning.. Would not accept a preceptorship ( I went thru CNA classes just so I could work somewhere..nurses at the hosp where I was working offered to precept) would not accept my taking boards again, would not accept a refresher class.
Husband and I talked it over, decided we could do 6 months OK..aftr 7 months I sent in all the paper work and $$$$ (1st of september) License finally appreared the middle of November.
Texas BON moves verrrry slowly
You can NEVER get thru on the phone
Good luck. I hope your experience is better than mine