The Nursing Compact Agreement provides certain nurses with the opportunity to practice nursing in states other than their home state. These nurses are able to provide their valuable services to people everywhere. Many nurses dream of practicing in nursing practices in many states across the country. Since nurses can only practice in the state in […]
I have generally practiced nurse diploma from different country. I had to study in college for 3 years to get it. Right now I am CNA in PA. But I want to become LPN or RN. Is my diploma any good in USA or is there any suggestion for me to work with my diploma? […]
I am a Texas Licensed RN. I work for an independent utilization review company. I review records from all over the states. I was recently advised I would be receiving a new client in Michigan and that I would be required to obtain licensure in Michigan in order to do the reviews for this client. […]
I’m from Europe and I have been work a RN for 12 years. How can I be a registered nurse here in the US? Because my paper doesn’t work here. Someone can recommend something for me? -Monica This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
I’m confused on what LPNs can and can’t do. Sorry if this question has already been answered , just curious! Thank you! -Kenna This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
I am a convicted felon for auto theft in 1996. I do understand this will stay with me forever, however would this restrict me from obtaining a nursing license? I have come a long way since my conviction I currently possess a government secret clearance. Would that help persuade the nursing licensing board? -Duane This […]
Do you have to be an RN before you go for the BSN or can you take the pre-requisites that are required for the ASN and apply for a BSN program?? Thank you! -Eman This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
I am an RN licensed here in Michigan, I was in a roll over car accident in 2012. In December 2012, due to the accident I haven’t practiced nursing. My question is how do I return to nursing practice now? Where does a nurse like myself find a nursing review program so I can return […]
I am a NYS licensed RN and want to know what is the process involved in how do I go about getting endorsement in Puerto Rico? I tried getting information from NURSYS and the site was not helpful. Thanks Maddie This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
I have been a restaurant and retail manager for over 30 years and have recently started CUNY with the goal of being an RN. By the time I complete the courses and testing I will be 52. I believe because of my age I will have to do well to get consideration in the employment […]
I am a LPN in Oklahoma, I am moving to Montana, Do I need to do to change my license to Montana to work in the state of Montana? If so how do I do this? Will I need to take state boards in Montana? Martha This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
I graduated with my ADN in September and was told by my medical director that in March he’d be able to promote me to the office’s R.N. – his feet were obviously dragged for budget reasons and here we are in June and I just found out that the office cannot ‘support’ an R.N. but […]
Is it in a Licensed Practical Nurse’s scope of practice to perform 48 hr Hospital Discharge Follow-up Calls? -Kimberly This question was asked in the nursing forum section.
Hi, I entered into a Consent Order on November 5, 2003 with the Nursing Board. I completed all the orders and received a 100% compliance letter, and the reinstatement of my licenses with no restrictions in 2007. I don’t understand why their is still the consent order attached to my nursing licenses. I just thought […]
I am currently a registered nurse in Iowa and I am wondering how I can get registered in Illinois also. This question was asked in the Nursing Forum Section. -Nikki
I am getting divorced and need info on what my earning potential could be. I only worked as an RN for 6 months in a nursing home and have not done anything since involving nursing. What would it require to become one again? The lawyers need a time frame and what I would have to […]
How do you prepare for the nursing state boards test? This is an excellent question. Whether you are a new nurse graduate about to take the State Board’s test for the first time, or if you’ve been out of school for a while and finally want to take it–what should you do to prepare? Is […]
There are more reasons than one that nurses can get their licenses suspended. It is very important that nursing professionals exercise the highest level of professionalism and honesty inside and outside of their professional settings. In the event nurses have their licenses suspended, there are certain measures that they can take to have their licenses reinstated. Reasons […]
Can Registered Nurses (RNs) still work as an LPN? That’s a great question, and a complicated one in some ways. At first it seems common sense: Since RN is a higher license than LPN, it would seem like a no brainer than an RN could work as an LPN at any time. But things aren’t […]
Can you take the NCLEX if you graduated from a nursing school that wasn’t accredited? Can you work as a nurse without having graduated from an accredited school? Those are all great questions that can be raised when considering attending a nursing school program that does not yet have an accreditation, or if you will […]
It can take a lot of work to become a licensed nurse. And after all of those years of schooling, on top of taking NCLEX–the last thing you’d want to happen is for your nursing license to expire. But sometimes situations arise where a nurse may leave the workforce (such as having children or seeking a new […]
It is very common that, as a nurse, you may one day take a break from your career. Perhaps it will be to raise children, or perhaps you will battle a disease which prevents you from working, or perhaps you just decide you need a break from the nursing world and pursue other goals. Either […]
One of the more common questions we receive at our website relates to the issues of licensing when changing states. We recently received a couple of questions regarding this situation (I’ll try to address both in this article). I’ll try to answer these in a general way that can be used by nearly everyone who may face […]
For many people the dream of attending nursing school to become nurses is closer than they could have ever imagined. Attending nursing school is a prestigious opportunity to gain useful knowledge that can be used in the nursing profession. Some worry that a past DUI can hinder their opportunity to enter nursing school and becoming a […]
The Board of Nursing in your state is very important in nursing, because it regulates the practice of nursing, as defined by each state’s laws. The Board of Nursing (BN) in each state is also responsible for implementation and enforcement of the Nursing Practice Act, as well as other local and federal laws. These include laws related to […]
Are Registered Nurse RN nursing licenses valid for every state? Or are they only valid for the state you live in? This is a great question that I was recently asked. Here is the full question: I will be moving to California after I graduate nursing school in December 09, I currently live in Illinois. Do […]