Quote from NoleNurse2000
I moved to the UK with my husband's job 2 years ago. I was able to renew my state license (RN and FNP), but it's going to be coming due again...and I am not sure what to do. (State due fall 2013, ANCC due at the new year 2014).
1. I have the hours/CEUs for the renewal.
2. my state requires a collaborative agreement- the dr that was my collaborator at the location I could still practice hours at if I decide to stop in and work a few shift (unlikely from the UK, but ...."could")....has left the urgent care center.
3. ANCC FNP certification- requires that I hold ACTIVE licenses (for both RN and FNP to renew) on the date in which I renew my FNP certification.
the UK does not license NP! (I am trying...but there is no site of them deciding to license everyone in the next ...forever long!!) I AM practicing as an NP. and I can call myself an ANP because I have my MSN....but they still will not indicate that on my registration (license)
Has anyone been through this? Away from the job for more than 2-5 years and what to do about certifications and licenses?
(It has taken me nearly 2 years from moving to get back to my "old job" and be practicing as a FNP over here....still taking a prescribing course!! ugh! and I fear I am going to have to resit boards/return for my DNP by the time I return to the UK...not sure when...2 years- 10 year?)
Try licensing in a different state Maybe an independent state ,.. Look over different applications. Some require fingerprints -
Some require collaborative agreements up front and some don't. Some require recent practice, some require only CEU's etc
I think NM licenses quickly and is simple
CT requires a notary
I heard MA is quick.
OR and TX take at least 10 weeks