Does A California RN License Transfer To Other States??

But if you plan to move from one compact state to another and change your state of primary residency, you’ll need a nursing license from that state.

The NCSBN notes, “Because the state’s licensure by endorsement process may take more than 30 days, it is suggested you apply early.”

How long does it take to transfer a nursing license to California?

six to eight weeks

Is California a compact state for nursing?

In California, there are two separate licensing agencies for nurses. California has 385,663 licensed RNs and 87,701 LVNs. California is not a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

Does an RN license transfer from state to state?

Transferring your RN license to from state to state, may not be as complicated as you may think. Thanks to the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC). The NLC allows nurses to have one license that is valid in multiple states…up to 25 states and counting.

What states accept California RN license?

Do I have to take my NCLEX there in California to work as an RN in California or can I take my boards here in Illinois before I move there, and still work as an RN.

Here is a list of the States in the Nurse Licensure Compact Implementation as of 2010:

  • Arizona.
  • Arkansas.
  • Colorado.
  • Delaware.
  • Idaho.
  • Iowa.
  • Kentucky.
  • Maine.

Can I have an RN license in two states?

Perhaps there will come a time when a single nurse license will enable nurses to work across state lines. However, currently, the majority of the United States still require individual licenses each with specific requirements and licensure timeframes.

How long does it take to renew a California RN license?

If you don’t meet either requirement, you must take a board-approved refresher course before your license will be renewed. Renewal period is 2 years. Renewal requirements: Proof that you’ve practiced part-time or full-time as an RN within the past 5 years, and proof of continuing competency within the past 2 years.

Can you challenge the RN boards in California?

The LVN 30 unit option is available to any LVN licensed in the state of California. This one year program is for the applicant with a valid California Vocational Nurse license who wishes to quickly meet the requirements to take the NCLEX-RN as a non-graduate. LVNs who select this option may not change to the LVN-ADN.

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