So I moved to Georgia to get married but I had graduated in Ohio (Columbus State) with my LPN certificate. I sent in my application and after many months I was denied.
The reason that the letter states is that I was denied due to insufficient clock hours from Ohio. When I asked in what I was insufficient in (clinical, theory, pre-requs) I was informed that they could not give out that information unless I went in front of the board to petition for my license.
Well, I was finally approved for my petition on the 15th and now I am very nervous! I have so many questions and worries that I was hoping somebody may have a few clue ins! First off, I'm not sure if I'm really "petitioning", I mean, I don't expect them to lower the hours for just me but at the same time am I suppose to have something prepared? I really just want to know what steps I should take to get more hours and in what area but I also don't want to not petition if there is a small chance that I can get it appealed.
Has anybody gone through this before? What was the outcome from the board? How did you fix the insufficient clock hours?
I have emailed schools in the area but they state if it's clinical hours I need I'm pretty much out of luck...has me worried!
Any and all help would be great! My life goal is to be a nurse and it's been tough hearing all the exciting news about my classmates getting jobs while I'm still trying to get a license.