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If someone who has a bachelor of science degree in Nursing has a revoked license.... Is there anything else they are able to do with this degree since they obviously are not able to practice nursing????? Or is there nothing out... Read More


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    there's always stripping or barber college, maybe truck driving. Although I did know a nurse who got a job as a transcriptionist after she had her nursing license revoked.
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    The person in question still has a bachelors degree. They may not be an RN but they have the degree. They could teach (not nursing) but they could take some extra classes and teach school-or like someone else sugested substitute teach. There is no reason they have to mention that the license is not current.
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    Quote from Preeps
    The person in question still has a bachelors degree. They may not be an RN but they have the degree. They could teach (not nursing) but they could take some extra classes and teach school-or like someone else sugested substitute teach. There is no reason they have to mention that the license is not current.
    What about that little section in the job application that states "List all licenses/certifications held, past or present" or the ever so wonderful "have you ever had your license suspended or revoked?"
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    Quote from roser13
    I seriously doubt that most of these employers would hire an RN without an intact license. If a facility's policy requires an RN for a position, then that RN must be in good standing. You can't call yourself a Registered Nurse without the registered part, even if you do possess the knowledge. Hiring an RN without a license would only call attention to the lack of license and the reason for the lack. A case manager or utilization review consultant that does not possess a professional license under which to make decisions?

    Maybe #9......
    I agree with you that it's doubtful that many employers would hire an RN with a revoked license, but the possibility is there.

    I know of a nurse with a revoked license who is an instructor in a for-profit medical assistant program. I also know of a nurse with a revoked license who owns a small trade school that offers training programs for medical assistant, childcare assistant, and computer office clerk. She and her spouse earn big bucks because each student pays nearly $5,000 in tuition to receive "career training."

    I also know of a nurse with a revoked license who owned/operated a very successful business that involved selling medical supplies to dialysis centers. After many years, she sold the business at a nice profit.

    Many of the staffing coordinators with whom I've worked do not have nursing licenses of any kind. They are either CNAs, administrative assistants, or people simply hired off the street to create the staffing schedule.

    Many pharmaceutical reps do not have nursing licenses. They simply have a BA/BS degree.
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    [quote=freefalle;4747866]there's always stripping or barber college, maybe truck driving.

    Wow, I am sure this will be very helpful. Sometimes it is better to just say nothing at all
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    I thought that was kind of funny myself...............
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    Im very sorry to hear that your license has been revoked. I belive that you should be able to teach (maybe have to take a few classes and/or exam) with you degress being that it is a BS. i also think you should be able to become an Tech in the hospital if all else fails..
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    If you're young, slim and attractive, I agree that pharmaceutical rep would be a good career to pursue.
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    Quote from stram87
    I'd say go to graduate school and get a non nursing related degree or another BS or BA degree.
    I agree with this idea. By going in a new career direction, the whole license issue can be circumvented.

    I would also recommend talking to a career counselor before choosing the new career direction...maybe find a better fit the next time around.
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    Quote from LegzRN
    What about that little section in the job application that states "List all licenses/certifications held, past or present" or the ever so wonderful "have you ever had your license suspended or revoked?"
    Well when it says "list all licenses" you just don't list it because you no longer hold a current license. If it says past license you can put past RN but it is no longer active.
    If it asks if you have a revoked or suspended license I guess you would have some explaining to do.

    I guess it depends on the circumstances. One could lose the license and still be perfectly able to teach, they are not going to harm anyone.
    none the wiser likes this.


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