Alrighty. So you need to get your nursing
license from Michigan to North
Carolina or to any other random combination
I've been there. I have done this more times
than I really want to talk about right now.
The good thing about transferring or adding
a nursing license
is you don't have to take the NCLEX again.
That's really our one shining beacon here,
since it is a national exam.
So that's a plus.
We're going to hold on to the pluses.
We will need them. You do, however, need to
apply with the new
state through and jump through all of their
And they're going to have a lot of hoops,
and they're going to want a lot of money from
you. Things like getting fingerprinted,
getting a background check, paying
them more money, all the...
All the things they're going to want in your
new state, getting letters from your previous
state. And when you go to apply for your new
license, make sure you pick
licensure by endorsement.
Because even though there is a chunk...
You still have to do a good chunk of annoying
steps, you don't have to do all of the
annoying steps because, since a state
already gave you a license, you're going
to kind of ask them to vouch for you.
Hence, licensure by endorsement.
And really, that's all there is to it.
You'll probably have to call the Board of
Nursing a few times to see where things are
in terms of progress, and they will tell you
what you did wrong, and you will tell them
how their website is not clear, and you will
make really nice small talk.
And I'm sure it won't surprise you that I
highly, highly recommend starting this
process way earlier than you think you will
When I transferred my license to
Pennsylvania, friends, it took nine months
. Nine months.
Others were faster when I transferred to
So find a motivated day when you are ready
to tackle a lot of
paperwork and chaos and go for it.