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Do I need to change name on license?

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by Ptuck07 Ptuck07 (New) New

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I recently got married and I changed my last name to my maiden name then my husband's last name. No hyphen between, just two last names. I did this in thought that I could continue to be called by my maiden name at my job since it is one of my last names. I haven't changed my license to include my husband's last name yet, and wondering if I have to change it since my legal last name now still includes my maiden name?? I am planning on going to continue to sign my name like before I got married, which reflects my name on my license. Thank you!

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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You would need to ask the BON; however, I suspect that if your legal name includes your husband's last name, then your nursing license will need to reflect that change.

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Agree with Rose_Queen ask the BON, also check with a lawyer as there may be a state law that requires consistent use of your last name. There may be a law that prohibits use of one last name for work or other circumstances and use of another last name for government documents.

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Silverdragon102 has 32 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Medical and general practice now LTC.

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Moved to the Nursing Career Advice forum

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Ladyscrubs has 36+ years experience and specializes in Nursey stuff.

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In Ohio...

You must submit a certified record of a name change (i.e. marriage certificate/abstract, divorce decree/dissolution, court record indicating the name change) within thirty days of the change.

Certified court documents can be obtained from the court where the original record was filed.

Photocopies or notarized copies are not acceptable for a name change. Submit your certified document with a Name/Address Change Form” (attached) or with a brief letter which includes your Ohio license/certificate number, your previous name, your new name as you want it to appear on Board records, and your current address.

Go to your BON site... This ditty is from Ohio, Michigan's is totally different:dead:

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