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    What are your feelings on the jump in the cost to renew your R.N. liscence to double what it was last year ? And the State of CT. never seems to feel it necessary to alert us in advance to the possibility,... "that Jodi is thinking about raising the liscensure fee again next year". blah blah blah.. Oh, what the heck,we make almost as much as the Docs. anyway...right..? :angryfire sorry..just gotta blow off steam..!
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    you are right. I am a current nursing student and about a month ago when i went to a nursing examiners meeting we were notified about this absurd (possible) change i mean come on $200.00 a year. Why are we the only state that is so expensive. many other states only renew their nursing license every two years or sometime even every 4 years. It was a year or two ago that they doubled the fee unexpectedly and they are out to do it again. This is not right and i sincerely believe that all nurses and nursing student should be writing congress about this. We all need to speak up for this injustice.
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    hadnt heard about this, pain in the arse.......it would seem the cost of the lic should be about paying for the board and not to make money for the state.....wonder how many of the older partimers this will push out of the work force?and it isnt even deductable for a full timer, since the IRS put in that "floor" years ago.....
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    Contact your representatives. Our license fees go into the general fund. That money will probably not go back into nursing.

    When they did this last year, it was a last minute addition to a bill, and we did not have the warning to combat it. We have no excuse this time.

    The first increase was sold to us after the fact that the money would go toward building a state data base; so you know: when we all fill out the cards with all of that information on our license renewals, those cards are literally stored in shoe boxes and nothing is done with the data. The data base was supposed to put all of that data into one place that would allow us to actually use it. That never happened, to my knowledge.

    When I contacted DPH after the first increase, I was told that "the nursing community supported it." I know that my nursing community didn't support it because they never knew about it. This "nursing community" may have been one person, who knows.

    This is why we all have to stand together. If decisions are going to be made that affect us, we have to have our say. The only way anyone is going to listen is if that voice is loud. With the number of nurses we have in the state, we should be able to be heard a lot more than we are.
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    You made great points. I really don't want to see our renewal go up to $ 200 bucks next year !
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    This is a slap in the face, especially since there are hiring freezes for inexpereinced nurses, and places aren't hiring if you don't have 1yr experience.

    I'm already frustrated because I was terminated from my first nursing job. I have less than 3 months expereince ,if you even want to call it that, and have been looking for work ever since.:angryfire

    the nursing situation in CT and all over is just really major pain.
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    Quote from KeepingItRealEeyore
    This is a slap in the face, especially since there are hiring freezes for inexpereinced nurses, and places aren't hiring if you don't have 1yr experience.

    I'm already frustrated because I was terminated from my first nursing job. I have less than 3 months expereince ,if you even want to call it that, and have been looking for work ever since.:angryfire

    the nursing situation in CT and all over is just really major pain.
    I could'nt agree with you more keepingitrealeeyore. This whole darn thing is sham/scam.


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