HELP my license will expire!!!

  1. My license will expire next yr. - june 2007 and im still here in philippines I still dont have an SNN... my agency said they can renew it even if im still here by june 2007. Im so afraid to lose my license and take agai NCLEX. By the way Iam licensed in Saipan. I need an advice... tnx...
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  3. by   augigi
    What US state are you licensed in?
  4. by   henryrnpunk
    saipan bon
  5. by   RGN1
    MOst States have a form that you can download from the computer for renewing your license. There is, of course, a fee but if you check out the website of the Board of Nursing that holds your license you will be able to find out what to do.

    Usually it's just a case of confirming you have practised as a nurse for their requisite number of hours in your country, filling out the form & sending in the money.

    No need to panic.
  6. by   henryrnpunk
    thank you so much guys for info.....
  7. by   augigi
    Saipan BON is not a US state... so I'm not sure what a SSN has to do with it.... but I assume it's like most places, where you just pay the fee and fill out the renewal form.
  8. by   henryrnpunk
    thanks dude
  9. by   RGN1
    BTW you never have to take N-CLEX again. Once done, never forgotten, never have to do it again!
  10. by   henryrnpunk
    thanks pal! now I have a peaceful mind!
  11. by   suzanne4
    Quote from RGN1
    BTW you never have to take N-CLEX again. Once done, never forgotten, never have to do it again!
    Sorry, but that is not the case. If the nurse has not been licensed as a nurse for years, usually ten or more and wants to get back in the field, most states are requiring that the NCLEX be taken again.
  12. by   suzanne4
    And to clear up some mis-information that is listed above without having to go thru each and every post.

    There are states and territories that will grant a nursing license without the nurse having a Social Security Number, but to renew the license, it requires that the nurse have a SSN#. If a SSN#, is required to work there, then there will be a requirement of the SSN# to renew.

    Every single state in the US that issues the license without a SSN#, will need to see one before they will renew the license. Not one will do it without that magic number.

    Please do not trust the word of the agencies, most have very misguided and misleading information, especially out of the Philippines.
  13. by   henryrnpunk
    what if I just passed the nclex but im still here in phillippines and expiration date is 2yrs? can I renew it even if I dont work in US.
  14. by   suzanne4
    Quote from henryrnpunk
    what if I just passed the nclex but im still here in phillippines and expiration date is 2yrs? can I renew it even if I dont work in US.
    Depends on what the requirements are of the BON. Most require that you have a SSN# in order to renew. If you do not have one, then your license will become inactive until you have the SSN# and pay the fees to make it current.

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