Need license renewal help

  1. I have a current Illinois active RN license. It runs out in May of this year. I have not worked in 9 years but have kept my license active. What do I need to do. I now see there are CEd's required. I feel overwhelmed and not sure where to start? I want to keep my license active in case I ever need to return to work. I am a SAH mom right now. Please help,

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  3. by   classicdame
    The BON is the only one who can answer that question. Give them a call. They may have a course you can take online or give other options.
  4. by   slvroman1
    Everytime I call IDPR, I either get a busy signal or I am on hold FOREVER!!!
  5. by   slvroman1
    What is the BON?
  6. by   slvroman1
    Board of Nursing? What is their number?
  7. by   netglow
    You can find everything online that you need to know. You should not need to call.
  8. by   KelRN215
    The requirements in every state and the Board of Nursing's phone number in every state are different. Look up the Illinois Board of Nursing, there will be somewhere on the site where it will tell you the requirements for license renewal.

    In Massachusetts, 15 CEUs are required with every renewal- every 2 years. You can find a ton of CEUs online.
  9. by   slvroman1
    I have searched online and have not found needed info for my specific situation.
  10. by   slvroman1
    I didn't know about the cec's and now I know I won't be able to have the 20 hours required by license renewal which is in two months.
  11. by   slvroman1
    I don't want to end up having to retake me NCLEX
  12. by   netglow
    Why not? CEs are easy to find and take. You can even find them free online?! Its 20 units.
  13. by   1989RN
    You can go to and get the ceu's free. You have plenty of time.
  14. by   silverbat has a ton of them for free. I do them for the hospital where I was required to have so many per year and have done 10 a night, so it IS doable by the end of May.