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- by SUNSFAN_RN May 17, '08Has anyone renewed their nursing license since Jan. 2008? I went to renew online and I see I now have to submit either a copy of a birth cirtificate or pass port. What happened to the copy I submitted 20+ years ago when I became licensed in Az ? Did they throw it away for the dumpster divers to find? Why doesn't the board of nursing use E verify ?
I know that would be to easy on the nurses. Then they wonder why there is a nursing shortage in Az. Thanks for letting me vent about our wonderful board of nusring.
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- May 17, '08 by cardiacRN2006This is due to a law that we passed against illegal immigrants (or so we thought). It's all the new rage nowadays to prove your citizenship.
I am taking pre-reqs for my BSN (stats) at the very school that I graduated from 2 years ago and they sent me a nasty gram saying that I had 21 days to show proof of citizenship or I will be dropped from my class.
I just graduated from there! They have a copy of both my license and SSN!
But, I have 4 days left to drive in there and show my card. So, it's not the Board's fault. It's the whole state.
- May 17, '08 by SUNSFAN_RNThanks for the reply. I know it's to prove your right to work status in the USA, but again why can't the board use E-verify which our wonderful state makes every employer use to verify their employees work status.
- May 17, '08 by cardiacRN2006It probably costs more, lol...
- May 17, '08 by KatieRN04i remember reading somewhere along the line, maybe the state board of nursing website where cna's were not us citizens and the passage below is taken from the website secondary to a new law. it is all part of the changes taking place with the laws changing regarding immigration. i guess that just have to be official, and perhaps the e-verify is based for companies? and not licensing boards? i am not sure?
federal law, 8 u.s.c. § 1641, and state law, a.r.s. § 1-501, require documentation of citizenship or nationality for licensure. if the documentation does not demonstrate that the applicant is a united states citizen, national, or a person described in specific categories, the applicant will not be eligible for licensure in arizona.
if the board has received your application after 1/1/2008, and the application you completed did not contain a proof of citizenship form, you will be required to complete a form and submit documentation evidencing citizenship or nationality prior to receiving your license/certification.
statement of citizenship and alien status form
- May 19, '08 by scottlgarrettJust food for thought, I sent a copy of my birth certificate to AZBN and the bottom of the certificate states that its against the law to make a copy. Whats a guy to do?
- May 19, '08 by cardiacRN2006Sooooo, what do you do? Do we have to drive to Phx and show them a copy?
- May 19, '08 by scottlgarrettSure, and then they will make a copy.
- May 25, '08 by vivicaqReviewing of crudentials including your legal status is not always a bad thing. You wanna stay on the offensive.
- May 26, '08 by MulticollinearityQuote from scottlgarrettYeah, and according to Federal law, social security numbers are not to be used for identification purposes. Back in reality though...Just food for thought, I sent a copy of my birth certificate to AZBN and the bottom of the certificate states that its against the law to make a copy. Whats a guy to do?