late renewal of nursing license

  1. I was wondering if any of you had ever had a late renewal, I spoke with some of you in chat last night. I moved and did not receive my renewal notice, now I am 2 weeks late. I have already sent in my ceu's and renewal form along with the extra money due, they should get it tuesday. Now I just have to wait,
    no working allowed until they update the system. I am so:imbar but I know I can't be the only one out there that this has happened to. Any advice??
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   boggle
    Oh bbat, that is scarey. I don't know the policies about late re-registrations.

    Please let us know how you make out, and what state you are registered in.

    Hang in there
  4. by   purplemania
    some people do it every year in order to get some time off work. I do not recommend it. You worked too hard to get it.
  5. by   bbatt
    I am in Texas, and I am a little nervous although I am told its no big deal. I can not imagine doing it on purpose!! wow, what nerve.
  6. by   Stargazer
    Originally posted by bbatt
    Any advice??
    Uh, don't do it again?

    Seriously, I don't think there's anything to add at this point. Sounds like you're taking care of business, albeit a little late, and as long as you're not attempting to practice without a valid license, you're fine. In my state, the phone verification system is updated before the mailed license is received, but I don't know if hospitals et al are allowed to accept that.

    I've done the late renewal once or twice (not while I was doing direct patient care)--but it's expen$ive--$100 as opposed to $50. That's good incentive to get it done on time.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    nope neither place i work lets that happen. they begin to bug you the 1st of the month of your birth and if you don't present the updated license, you are outa there on the last day, no questions asked. off the schedule w/o pay til that license is in their hot hands. and you may wind up w/a written reprimand on top of it because of the scheduling nightmare it creates. sure ain't worth it to me. never been late. does not pay.
  8. by   bbatt
    I am no longer in the hospital setting, it seemed so much easier when I had several certifications to keep up. I really never thought it would happen to me, but alas here I am.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    you can always get a palm pilot.
  10. by   cindyln
    The hospital I work in starts harassing us about renewal long before the state even sends the paperwork but there are always a few that don't get it done on time. They get suspended without pay until the license appears. They could get fired since an up to date license is a condition of employment but so far not one has been fired.
  11. by   oramar
    I know two people that renewed late. In both cases they were totally unaware there licensed had expired until the nursing office had them removed from the floor. Most places check well ahead of time and remind you. However, nursing offices can get very busy and things can get by them just like you and me. The main reason for late renewal is frequent change of address. The notice just never catches up with the person. I understand the main problem is expense and loss of income.
  12. by   nell
    Hey, I renewed 4 years late. No problem.

    I move out of CA, never expecting to return. Four years later, when I decided to go back, the BORN said, "just pay the late fee and pony up the CEU's". Got my same old number back.

    Got my same old DRIVER'S lic. number back too!
  13. by   deespoohbear
    I know Indiana slaps you with a hefty late fee....not sure about the other stuff. Indiana doesn't require CEU's for renewal.

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