Temporary Licenses Screwup

  1. I graduated June 27th from LPN school. We were told it would probably take around 1 to 2 weeks for our temporary licenses to come.

    Well because of administration screw-ups, they now say if can be as long as 10 weeks from our graduation date.

    The screw-ups include:
    1) Not sending in our fingerprints until around the end of May or possibly first part of June.
    2) Having us do our fingerprints the old fashion way instead of doing them digitally.
    3) telling us the wrong price to put on our background checks, so after these were sent off, they were sent back to us to redo.
    4) They then proceded to tell us all of this would and could only be sent in as a group, that we couldn't send these in individually; half of our class (me excluded) had to write letters to the State Board explaining about their previous criminal records(minor), and none of these were sent off until everyone had written their letters.
    5)Then when our transcripts were sent off, they forgot to put our graduation date on them, so these had to be returned and redone.

    As students we applied for jobs before graduation, expecting our temps to be to us within 2 weeks. Now we have students losing jobs because the facilities cannot wait until our temps decide to show up.
    We have also lost money (wages) due to the administration neglect.
    Also some of us are going to RN school, and it would have been really good to have some experience working as an LPN.

    My question is this:
    Some students are ready to try to take legal action against this school for lost wages and neglect. And yes, I am one of them. What do you think?
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  3. by   nialloh
    Go for it. At worst it will teach them to take more care next year so another class dosn't have to go through the same.

    Good luck, they sound like right dopes.
  4. by   purplemania
    I would seek legal counsel and also contact the Nursing Board. What is the reason they have to be sent in "bunches"? This is not a group license you are seeking and the actions of others should not effect you. Seems like you could collect lost wages at the least. What a stupid system!
  5. by   debralynn
    The only reason we can come up with about everything being sent in together, is that they only wanted to have to be bothered with it at one time.
    This was a technical college, and I have been to Universities, and this was the most unprofessional, unorganized, b***sh** school I have ever been too.
    We thought we were thru with the nightmare, but it seems to continue.
  6. by   renerian
    Wow sorry your experiencing that. I know the BON lost hubby's and my check/money for renewal twice in 5 years so we had to pay a huge late fee even though we sent them copies of the register in our checkbook as they said would be proof.