Certification Renewal Question

  1. Hello! I am really hoping someone here can help me! I am LOST!!! I have been a GNA for about 6 years. It is time for me to renew but I haven't worked in the last 2 1/2 years so I don't have a RN to sign off on my renewal. I have no idea what else I can do..... I have untill the end of July. Untill I got the renewal notice I actually thought I had one more year(two years really snuck up on me:-) I have been calling the MD BON since last friday, and if I can get someone to even answer, they just transfer. (I am on hold as we speak!) As I continue to TRY to get someone at the bon to help me I wanted to see if anyone here has had expierence with this and can point me in the right direction. I DO NOT want to loose my certification. My only thought is that I will have to just go get a job. I even tried calling an agency that I used to work for and see if I could work a couple shifts then have them sign off and they can't because they are not a faucility. THANKS for anyone who can help!
  2. 2 Comments

  3. by   KimberlyRN89
    I live in MD( just got licensed !!!) & from what I was told, many of the agencies WONT sign off for you..however one of the agencies I looked at (Right At Home is the name) said that the nurse would sign off for you. Another question, I thought the license was good for 2 yrs? If its been over that amount of time wouldn't you need to take a refresher course? Good luck getting in touch with someone at the board!!!!
  4. by   Mom2Cassidy
    Thanks for replying! After 47 mins(actually forgot I was on hold because I put the phone on speaker) a very nice woman answered! She told me to sign with an agency and have the nursing home that they send me to sign off on my renewal. So thats what I am going to do. It is a 2 year certification, and you have to work at least 8 hours to stay current.

    Thanks for the reply!