Hi all, I have unfortunately discovered that my nursing license expired 4 months ago and I have practiced during that time. I have obviously notified my employer and the board of nursing but I am freaking out. Do any nurses in Colorado have experience with this? I am submitting an application for reinstatement but am concerned that I may lose my job...
Jan 24, '17
You may well lose your job. I'm sorry - how did you not know?
Jan 24, '17
At the end of every year I check my credentials through our scheduler. My credentials listed my license being due 9/30/17 so I put it in the back of my head as something to think about in 6 months. Turns out my facility had another nurse listed under my credentials. They originally had my correct info but somewhere along the way it got changed by HR. Mine actually expired 9/30/16. I feel awful. This is not something that I ever thought would happen to me. I am super organized and have an exemplary record.
Jan 25, '17
See article 12-38-123 (page 27 nurses practice act.pdf for Colorado). Board of Nursing: Laws, Rules and Policies | Department of Regulatory Agencies
Because you turned yourself in, the board will likely hear your case and make a ruling. I advise speaking with an attorney for legal advice.
May 6, '17
In the future, so easy to go onto DORA and look at your own stuff. Sorry this happened to you.
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