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Inactivating or expiring multiple State Licenses


Has 12 years experience.


I have been practicing in the same state for almost 3 years now but I've been maintaining my Illinois state licenses (both RN and ARNP). I'm wondering if I should inactivate this or let it expire given I have no immediate plans of returning. Possibly in 5 years but not sooner. Any advice?

I'm also curious about your experience reactivating your license after you let it expire OR after you've inactivated it.

Thanks for your help in advance! 🙂

It's best to notify the boards of nursing and inactivate the license rather than them expiring. That way, if you want to reactivate your license it will be much less of a hassle than if it had expired.