I just renewed my expired RN license. It took about 6 weeks to get my RN license renewed after letting it lapse last February. Cost was $111 and I did not have to take the boards again. Just thought I'd pass that along in case that information is helpful to someone else here in WI. I quit nursing back in April '09 from pure burnout while working in a very intensive ICU. I was not happy that I had
to quit after 12 years, but was
happy that I did because it was affecting my health. After a failed attempt at another profession (photography) and being unable to find any other work that I can live on, it looks like I'm going back.
Not to the same unit, but hopefully with a fresh outlook I'll find something I like again! Curtis Ambulance here has a 3 hour BLS renewal just about any day of the week for just $55 so that looks like the best way to go. It will be nice getting a steady paycheck again, just hope I can endure the work I'll have to go through to get it!
May 12, '11
I don't think there is an inactive list. You can always renew and not practice. I believe, that here in Wisconsin, you have 18 months to renew before you need to retake the state board exam again. That would suck! As an update, I got hired in chronic dialysis, but it just wasn't for me. The training was good, the work wasn't difficult at all, and I suppose that I could have endured it, but it seemed to me that the company was having too many business struggles (not financial) and I didn't want to get pulled into all that. Too many red flags were being thrown up, and I had a gut feeling that it wasn't going to go well. I could go back into the hospital arena, but my heart isn't into that either. My negative memories far out weigh the positives. So, we'll see. Maybe I could help do colonoscopies for 12 hours a day? Oh joy.
I drove by Wheaton in Franklin one evening and I swear there were more cars by the restaurant across the road, than there were in the hospital parking lot. That can't be a good sign.
Last edit by Biffbradford on May 12, '11