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- by mybabies2000 Apr 11, '12I was wondering once you have the licencse how do you keep it active if you can't find a job???
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- May 24, '12 by PinkPickleI think if you keep paying the renewal fees and getting the required CEs then it stays active. At least that's what I'm hoping (jobless too!).
- May 24, '12 by mybabies2000In addittion, In WA you also have to fulfil the 531 hours of clinical practice every 3 years to keep you rn license active..thats what I was told..
- May 24, '12 by PinkPickleAnd where do we get these clinical hours without jobs? haha
- May 24, '12 by mybabies2000I think volunteering also counts..I am in the process of getting my RN license active (taking refresher) so trying to find out all the details..somewhere in this site..I read that volunteering also counts towards those hours..don't quote me on that though..
- Jul 16, '12 by missionaryQuote from mybabies2000I have concerns about this new WA state law, especially for unemployed nurses who may not be informed. I emailed someone from the State Board of licensing, who agreed that volunteer work is allowed for the 531 hours/three years, as long as it is nursing practice, and it must be documented.I was wondering once you have the licencse how do you keep it active if you can't find a job???
Does anyone know if CE can be training time at a new position? For example, the Blood Pathogen hour (with post test) and the like? Also I am in a learning role -- would on-the-job training be considered CE? Thanks.
- Jul 16, '12 by tntrnThat 531 hour requirement is going to reach out and bite them....imho. What about a nurse who must take an extended leave from nursing due to illness, or to raise a family......volunteering for your own family doesn't count.
- Jul 17, '12 by tokmomQuote from tntrnWhat I don't understand is how a nurse can legally volunteer his/her services? Who protects you if something goes wrong?That 531 hour requirement is going to reach out and bite them....imho. What about a nurse who must take an extended leave from nursing due to illness, or to raise a family......volunteering for your own family doesn't count.
Also, where can you even find volunteering type jobs? I would like to know what they are!