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by reamses reamses (New Member) New Member

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Hello everyone! I'm new here and I have a few questions. I'm going to attend a military school next mont. It is a 13-month course which requires candidates to take and pass the nclex-pn in the state where you take the last phase of the course. In my case, that would be Texas. As I understood, I will be acquire a Texas license if I pass the course. My first question is, can I challenge the other state boards and work in another state? I'm from California and I'm planning to come back here after the course, but I heard different things about being able to work here with military training. One of my friends who took finished the course said I should be able to challenge the CA board but others say I can't. Does anyone have any knowledge about this? Is there a state where I can work as a LVN/LPN after I finish this course other than Texas? I won't mind working in Texas but my fiancee and I want to stay in or close to CA as much as possible. Any advice/comment is greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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Once you get your LVN you should be able to get endorsement in other states. I did this course back in 1971 at Fort Sam when it was 91C and also challenged the CA RN boards and passed.

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When you apply for boards, my understanding is that you can pick which state you want to have your license from. I graduated nursing school in LA and was applying for TX but was turned down for because TX said that the program I was in did not meet TXs' standard of classroom hours (my program was 20 months, most Tx programs are 12 months, still haven't figured that one out). Anyway, I got my LA license, and after paying more fees was able to apply for an endorsement in Tx.

I do know that Tx is a compact state, so that the one license is good for several states, but I'm not sure if CA is one of them. That would be something to look in to.

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