I'm an RN who deactivated my license in 06. Both my husband's and mine came up for renewal @ the same time.
$170 is a lot for only one who is working. On the renewal form, there was no indication if I deactivated I'd have to jump through hoops to get it back. If so, I would've found the money somewhere. Two years ago when I decided to renew, our very "unreasonable" State Board told me all the hoops and how high I'd have to jump to get my license back; back to school or retake the boards.
As all nurses know, we work our tails off not only to get through school, but take and pass boards on our first try.
I have no infractions on my license or employment records and I refuse to pay $2000+/session and work for free @ "clinical." It's my kids turn for college not mine.
I felt so accomplished...as we all do, and my parents were so proud when I got my first license. I don't want to give it up. So I've been collecting CEU's and I'm taking the boards again.
Would love comments and feedback....Thx������
Doesn't your state offer the option of "inactive" status? Almost always, a person who contemplates leaving nursing is advised to place their license in inactive status. You never know that you may want, or need, to have that license available in the future. Preparing to retake the NCLEX is a daunting task. Hope you are able to pass with flying colors.