It is a good idea to place my Rn license on inactive status due to illness? I live in California.
I've already read the California BRN's information on it, but want to know what you guys think.
I've recently experienced a lot of medical problems, leading to me being unable to fulfill the requirements, so I quit my job recently.
I cannot focus or concentrate or multitask anymore like I usually do. Doctors don't really know what's going on, and we're still waiting and testing. It may be months or years until I can fully function. I don't know.
I planned to renew to active status initially. I already have the book for my CEs, but cannot study due to poor concentration and symptoms.
Will it hurt my RN license or career if my license is on inactive?
And if I decide activate it, will it be an easy process based on what you know? And does it require more than what the website actually states?
I have the money to pay for the renewal, just not the health and strength to do the CEs.
And one last question. Do you have to practice as an RN to actually keep your license? I've heard once that you can loose your license if you do not work as a nurse. Is it true?