I was told by the head nurse at a Phoenix dialysis center, that in order for a LPN to work there, she must give up, or relinquish her nsg license. Then she could work in dialysis as a patient care tech. Is anyone familiar with this situation? Do you know what the duties and pay for a pt care tech may be? Thank you
Aug 16, '11
Your nursing license never becomes inactive unless you request it to be made so or your BON/governing body suspends or rescinds it. So long as a nurse pays their licensure fees & completes whatever CEU requirements are outlined by their states BON you can work in any other field or non nursing position and your license is still active.
To the OP I suspect they are telling you that you have to "give" up your license to work in the center because they don't want to pay you LPN/LVN wages.
Last edit by txredheadnurse on Aug 16, '11