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Address change violations!?

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Hi! long time viewer, but first time poster here so I'm not quite sure I'm posting here correctly.

I got married in May and just got my name changed in the past week. I went to the BON online to renew my license (which expires at the end of this month) and change my name. It was only then I realized that it is a violation to not notify the board that you moved! I moved from Houston to Austin a year and a half ago when I got my first nursing job! I went ahead and renewed everything and emailed my new name and address to the board. Now I'm terrified that I will get my license suspended. Has this happened to anyone before?

My parents were living at my old address (the one set up with my license) so they were getting my mail, but they have since moved as well. They changed their address through the post office so they still receive stuff from the BON and send it to me (it's usually just newsletters and the one notice that my license needed to be renewed).

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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I doubt that they will bat an eye...don't worry, but keep it in mind for future reference.  And let any nurse friends know if you hear them mention moving

Your parents changed their address, which means only things that have their name follows.  I know, as my ex gets mail with my married name delivered to his house.  My maiden name and new married comes to mine, and it only goes for a year.  Make sure you don't have anything (from anywhere, not just BoN) that requires attention

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Congrats!

NO expertise at all here, but this certainly seems like something that is relatively small potatoes (?)

 

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LilPeanut has 8 years experience as a MSN, RN, NP and specializes in NICU/Neonatal transport.

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Dude, if it were a big deal to forget to notify the board about an address change, there would be a ton of nurses losing their licenses. 

It's more that it is a liability to you. If there is a problem with you or your license, they will attempt to contact you with the info on file, which if you can't receive it, you can't rebut or fix the problem. 

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Jory has 10 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNM.

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I don't think this is an issue....the BON wants your current address to ultimately make sure you can receive a certified letter in the event of a complaint.  If the address was your parents' in the same state, I don't think it is an issue.

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Mercedes Manning is a ADN and specializes in Medsurg, cardiac.

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My license is currently suspended because I forgot to change my address with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. I had worked for almost 7 months with a suspended license and the suspended license and neither I or my employers knew about it. I have now lost my job and about to lose my home. I can't even find a job as a CNA. I met with the board a month ago and I am currently waiting for their order of punishment. My lawyer seems pretty certain I will get a public reprimand. It's crazy isn't it? Out of all the things a nurse can get in trouble for this was the last thing I thought would haunt me. 

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On 11/30/2019 at 6:48 PM, Mercedes Manning said:

My license is currently suspended because I forgot to change my address with the Oklahoma Board of Nursing. I had worked for almost 7 months with a suspended license and the suspended license and neither I or my employers knew about it. I have now lost my job and about to lose my home. I can't even find a job as a CNA. I met with the board a month ago and I am currently waiting for their order of punishment. My lawyer seems pretty certain I will get a public reprimand. It's crazy isn't it? Out of all the things a nurse can get in trouble for this was the last thing I thought would haunt me. 

So your license was originally suspended because the BON somehow found out that you weren't living at the address they had on record? Or do you mean that you were unaware of a communication from the BON because you hadn't changed your address and so you failed to respond?

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On ‎7‎/‎12‎/‎2019 at 10:23 PM, LilPeanut said:

Dude, if it were a big deal to forget to notify the board about an address change, there would be a ton of nurses losing their licenses. 

 

Then it would be a true reallllly big nsg shortage. 🤣

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