I recently heard that nurses will no longer be able to work as a volunteer nurse only and continue to keep their license. If you do not have a paid job in nursing, you will lose your license.
Has anyone heard about this?
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here's the skinny in Tennessee, I see you're from Columbia. I work for the Free Medical Clinic of Oak Ridge (TN). 95% of our nurses are volunteers and one actually holds a volunteer license for Tennessee. You can contact the Administrative Director, Board of Nursing. (615-532-5166). SHe helped us walk thru the process. The nurse was an RN who was retiring but wanted to continue volunteering. We only allow medical staff with active licenses to be involved in direct patient care. The volunteer license gives you full rights to practice, doing everything you ever did before but without paying the license fee. You have to have had an active license before starting this process. Hope this helps, Star Lakavage, LPN.
Last edit by tnbutterfly on Jan 5, '14