misplaced license

  1. I live in ohio, and my wallet got stolen. In it was my nursing license. How would I go about getting a new one? Has anybody had to replace theirs before? If so, how much will it be, what do I need to get it, and how long will it take? I am currently looking for a job, and it is essential that I get a replacement license.
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  3. by   sirI
    Quote from indierenee
    i live in ohio, and my wallet got stolen. in it was my nursing license. how would i go about getting a new one? has anybody had to replace theirs before? if so, how much will it be, what do i need to get it, and how long will it take? i am currently looking for a job, and it is essential that i get a replacement license.
    hello, indierenee,

    this happens to the best of us. contact the ohio bon for direction. be sure to let them know your license has been stolen so they can alerted to possible identity theft.

    (614) 466-3947

    http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    Welcome to the site
    Sorry about your license. Good luck
  5. by   heartICU
    Quote from Indierenee
    I live in ohio, and my wallet got stolen. In it was my nursing license. How would I go about getting a new one? Has anybody had to replace theirs before? If so, how much will it be, what do I need to get it, and how long will it take? I am currently looking for a job, and it is essential that I get a replacement license.
    I lost mine a year or two ago, and if you go to the Ohio BON website, there is an affidavit you have to print out and mail in. My replacement license was $25. As an aside, I would not carry my nursing license in my purse. Just keep it at home.

    Click on this link: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Forms.htm

    Scroll to the bottow where it says "Affidavit of Lost Document." Follow the directions on that page.
    Last edit by heartICU on Nov 1, '05
  6. by   mtymom
    Quote from heartICU
    I lost mine a year or two ago, and if you go to the Ohio BON website, there is an affidavit you have to print out and mail in. My replacement license was $25. As an aside, I would not carry my nursing license in my purse. Just keep it at home.

    Click on this link: http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/Forms.htm

    Scroll to the bottow where it says "Affidavit of Lost Document." Follow the directions on that page.
    I disagree with keeping the license at home. What if you come upon a car accident or something and need to verify that you are a nurse. Especially to prove that something you did was in your scope of practice.
  7. by   Thunderwolf
    sorry for your theft. hope things work out for you. others have given you good feedback.
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    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Nov 3, '05
  8. by   Indierenee
    Thank you for your help and concerns. I called the state board and am in the process of getting a new license. I really love this web site it is very helpful. I am so glad to be a part of it. You guys are great!!I appreciate your replies. Sorry it took me so long to write back, but I am still learning how to.
  9. by   SmilingBluEyes
    HI and welcome to allnurses.com! Glad to see others were able to help you. Please check out our other forums and join us in the discussion there. Meantime, good luck on retrieving your licensure/license!

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