So you have decided to become a CNA and are working extra hard to get your course work taken care of and finding a job at a local healthcare facility. You find your job is great and the benefits of being a CNA are rewarding enough that you would like to continue in the nursing field at some point in the future.
The only problem is that your spouse has gotten a promotion that requires you to move to another state. You know that you want to continue as a CNA where ever it is you are moving to, but you aren’t sure about transferring your CNA license to that new state.
The good news is that transferring your CNA license is actually much easier than you would think at first glance. The first thing you should do is contact the nursing authority of the state that you are moving to. They will be able to tell you if it can be a simple transfer, with some paper work being filled out, or if you will need to take a state exam in order to get your license. You should be aware that some states will make you take a basics course in order to get your license transferred, though.
Most states have adopted a standardized CNA licensing aspect so that it is easier than ever to transfer your license to another state. All you will have to do is fill out some paper work and wait for the state you are moving to to process it. It makes this aspect much easier if you have the ability to choose the state that you are moving to; however, that isn’t always something people get to do. Sometimes you are required to move to a certain state and they may not be that easy to transfer your license with.
While some states will require you to wait and take a refresher course, or have exams that you must take, there are still some states that will allow you to work the day you get there to make things easier. Contacting the nursing authority for the state you are moving to is the most important first step you can make in regards to the future of your nursing career.