I moved from Indiana to Florida four years ago. It was an exhausting process. You don't have to be a resident of Fl to get a Fl license!. I know a lot of travelers that are from out of state who travel to Florida. But it does take take time.
This is a quote from the Florida Board of Nursing regarding obtaining endorsement from another state:
For Licensure by Endorsement, the requirements are as follows and can be found in Section 464.009, F.S.:
Applicants are eligible for licensure by endorsement when they hold a valid license to practice professional or practical nursing in another state or territory of the United States.
Applicants are eligible for licensure by endorsement when they have successfully completed the State Board Test Pool Examination (SBTPE) or the NCLEX.
Applicants are eligible for licensure by endorsement when they have actively practiced nursing in another state, jurisdiction, or territory of the United States for 2 of the preceding 3 years without having his or her license acted against by the licensing authority of any jurisdiction.
This is a link Florida Board of Nursing >> Licensed Practical Nurse & Registered Nurse by Endorsement - Licensing, Renewals & Information
for the Florida Board of Nursing.
There are quite a few steps, fingerprinting is what took the longest for me. You can't do a live scan when you are out of state. And they are VERY particular. I had to do it two times (you can usally do this at a law enforcement agency. Background check. Verify your current license.
As of January 18,2018, Florida is now a compact state, so the process may not be as long for you depending on where you currently live.
Best of luck to you. Not sure what part of the state you are looking at. We live about a mile West of Tampa Bay, and love it here. ~Lisa