This is great news for all individuals aspiring to become licensed nurses in the USA! The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) has created a helpful online tool to guide you with information about the licensure process which may be very confusing for some due to the vast amount of resources available.
The Nurse Licensure Guidance tool provides aspiring registered nurses (RN) and licensed practical/vocational nurses (LPN/VN) with an interactive interface that breaks down the seemingly-complicated licensure process by state/jurisdiction, and even includes information for compact states where you may be eligible for a multistate license.
“For many years we have gotten inquiries from nurses, especially from international individuals, about the licensure process,” comments, Nancy Spector, PhD, RN, FAAN. “We developed this innovative webtool as one-stop-shopping for nurses who want to find out how to become licensed in the U.S. It is an invaluable resource for nurses to learn about specific state licensure requirements and also provides links to the licensure applications and state nurse practice acts, information on the Nurse Licensure Compact, and much more!” Domestically educated nurses can easily access a jurisdiction’s license application along with links to other relevant application information as well as the board of nursing’s (BON) nurse practice act. Internationally educated nurses can find information on jurisdiction-specific licensure requirements, based on where they plan to live and practice, such as accepted English proficiency examinations, accepted credentials evaluation services, Social Security number requirements, relevant application information and BON contact information. Both pathways include an interactive U.S. map that, based on their selection, dynamically displays where a nurse would and would not have authorization to practice. Explore the Nurse Licensure Guidance tool today.https://www.ncsbn.org/nurse-licensure-guidance.htm
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