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The Pitfalls of Maintaining RN Licensure in Multiple States

The Pitfalls of Maintaining RN Licensure in Multiple States

If you have been a traveling nurse for a few years you will have several licenses from several states.  Knowing what to do when it’s time to renew these licenses can be daunting.  Do you simply let it expire? Keeping all of your licenses active as a Travel Nurse can become expensive. What are theContinue Reading

The How To Guide for Australia Travel Nurse

The How To Guide for Australia Travel Nurse

Getting Registered in Australia. The process of getting registered is a bit cumbersome, but once the applications are filled out, it’s just a matter of following the Agency’s Instructions. In Australia, Registered Nurses are registered through Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). There are offices in the capital city of each state. Although it’s aContinue Reading

State by State RN Licensing Time-Frame Guide

State by State RN Licensing Time-Frame Guide

When you are contemplating a Travel Nurse position in a state that you are not currently licensed, timing is often an issue.  The following visual RN licensing guide provided by: Steven Wolfe of AdvantageRN will give you a general idea if you have time to license before the contract starts. The States highlighted in yellowContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: State License

Ask A Travel Nurse: State License

Gypsy, As a travel nurse do I need a license in every state I work in? Thank you, Sara RN [hr]   [quote author=" - Gypsy Nurse, RN"]Thank you for reading The Gypsy Nurse. You have taken the first step on your journey to become A Gypsy Nurse. Sara, The short answer is yes. There areContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Compact Licensure

Ask A Travel Nurse: Compact Licensure

Gypsy, I’m just beginning to realize the headache involved in applying for nursing licenses in other states… How long do I have to live in a compact state to obtain compact licensure? Also, do you automatically have a compact license if you are a nurse in a compact state? It’s so confusing! Thanks! Flighty OneContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: Where Should I License?

Ask A Travel Nurse: Where Should I License?

Gypsy, I will be looking to start my Travel Nurse career after the 1st of the year.  What states would you recommend I obtain licensing in? Thanks! Mark, RN [quote author=" - Gypsy Nurse, RN"]Thank you for reading The Gypsy Nurse. You have taken the first step on your journey to become A Gypsy Nurse.Continue Reading

What is a Nurse Compact License?

What is a Nurse Compact License?

The Nurse Compact License is very similar to your Drivers license. Each state has its own licensing credentials and requirements to be considered but your driver’s license is recognized in all states.  The Nurse Compact license differs from your driver’s license only in the fact that not all states participate in the licensing compact. RequirementsContinue Reading

Ask A Travel Nurse: What is a Temporary License?

Ask A Travel Nurse: What is a Temporary License?

Gypsy, I recently moved from a non-compact state to a compact state. I therefore have to jump through tons of hoops to actually start working. I am a new graduate, so that makes things even more fun. I want to work as soon as possible, and am therefore looking for any way to expedite theContinue Reading

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