can't get through to state board , maybe someone here knows?

  1. Aloha, as my previous posts have indicated, I will have my RN license reinstated in the state of Hawaii in July (I could do it sooner but the renewal dates fall in July so I'd have to pay extra to get it back right now).

    I have taken 8 years off from nursing.

    Graduated in Arizona, first received my RN license in Arizona, then later moved to Colorado and had my RN license there. Never applied for Hawaii state license until recently..was approved. Hawaii does not require a refresher course but I am going to complete one.

    There is a strong possibility I'm moving back to the bay area so I am trying to contact state board in Cal . I have read thru the instructions for RN license endorsement, I understand that if my license is active (as it will be as of July) how to apply and the process. But I am not finding any info anywhere about whether or not an active license also means I need to have worked x amount of hours in the past x amount of years (for example AZ where I am from will endorse an active license if I have 950 hours in the past three years).

    Am wondering if anyone knows the requirement for this? And any other requirements? If I am understanding correctly, I also need a certain amount of CEU'S in the past couple of years, which I can complete, no problem.

    thanks in advance
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  3. by   NickiLaughs
    As far as I can tell all they're going to want is a copy of your transcripts to ensure that you had all the same educational requirements in nursing school that california requires in their nursing programs. I would assume that whatever it says on the endorsement page is the only requirements.
    As a heads up, the bay area is saturated with nurses. Even experienced nurses have difficulty finding work up there.

    Good luck!
  4. by   Mimi2RN
    Go to the BRN website, there is probably a place to contact them.
  5. by   caliotter3
    I have been unable to reach them by email or phone and have received no response to letters sent through the mail. You have to be persistent. Some people have been able to contact them by continuously trying. I was successful talking to someone when I drove to the office in Sacramento. They didn't throw me out of the office.