I am a transgender nursing student that is currently going to school and working as a male but I want to transition after getting my RN. My question is can my license be revoked because of this my state considers GID (gender identity disorder) as a serious mental illness will that bar me from practicing. Another question, if this isn't a problem then do I just apply for a name change how does it work?
Suggestion to the OP: if that is actually your picture as your avatar, you might want to change it. Not because of your transition or orientation or anything else remotely related to that, but because we are all well-advised to maintain anonymity here, with screen names and such. You never know who's watching and doesn't like something you say. Word to the wise.
Also, legal name change is easy. For personal reasons my sweet husband changed his name legally when he retired-- anyone who has done this upon marriage understands what a process it can be. If there is no intent to defraud it is perfectly legal to change your name as often as you like. You go down to the courthouse and fill in a form, have it notarized, and then get a dozen or so notarized copies to file c your voter registration, mortgage, selective service, college, IRS, Social Security, bank, driver's license, or whomever wants the official form; ordinary copy-machine copies go to your credit cards and random other stuff. It took him about a year to get it all straightened out; we just kept a bunch of extra copies of the official ones and the duplicates to send out when one more request popped up.
Last edit by GrnTea on Feb 12, '13