See how to transfer your RN nursing license to Connecticut (CT)
Written by Nurses Link on February 13th, 2013
Demand for nurses in Connecticut is projected to increase in the next several years. RN’s thinking about transferring their license from another state to Connecticut will need to follow the guidelines and make sure they will be able to find a job in this up and coming area.
There are several states that participate in a reciprocal or compact agreement with other states in the U.S. With this agreement, RN’s who hold a license in one state may be able to transfer their license without completing a lot of paperwork. Currently, Connecticut does not participate in the compact agreement and an RN will need to go through the licensure requirements to gain a CT endorsement.
Connecticut RN’s provide many types of advanced care for patients in a variety of settings. The nursing licensure in Connecticut requires the RN to have completed a state-approved program whether in CT or another state. Nurses will also need to have taken and passed the NCLEX and met all of the general licensing requirements for the state.
Second, the RN will need to submit an application and a fee of $180 to the Treasurer, State of Connecticut. Next, the nurse will need to submit a school transcript for the approved program where the initial license was granted. Verification of all licenses, in all states where the RN has worked will also be needed. Some states participate in an online verification of licensure and the nurse can check out availability and states at the Board of Nursing site.
Third, nurses hoping to begin working right away can obtain a temporary license to work in Connecticut. If the RN holds a current license in another state, he or she will be eligible for a 120 day nonrenewable temporary license to begin working.
Additional coursework may be required to obtain a Connecticut license. When contacting the Board of Nursing, it is helpful to have access to a school transcript to make sure all classes have been completed. Many employers also encourage RN’s to keep up on the latest developments in the field of nursing. When applying for a job, an RN who can prove he or she is a continual learner will have an advantage over other applicants.
Whether transferring to Connecticut for personal reasons or because of the expanding job market for RN’s, finding a job will take some time and patience. The sooner a nurse begins working on the endorsement to transfer an RN license from one state to another, the easier it will be to secure employment. When looking over the current Connecticut requirements for an RN, consider taking additional classes to give that extra boost in a competitive job market.
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