Just moved to US from UK and having problems

  1. Hi everyone, my name is Lindsay and as the title says I have just emigrated to Oregon from the UK. I have a question for you. WHY OH WHY is it so difficult to get a nursing license in the State of Oregon. My license application has now been on the go since august. :angryfire Now the CGFNS have lost my paperwork, oh but they have the cheque that went with it!!!!!!!! so now it will be another few weeks before my evaluation gets to the OR board. To top this all I have a license for New York but it has lapsed. I am an experienced ER nurse with 10 years nursing. I want to work but keep getting bogged down in this paperwork!:stone
    Anyway now I've ranted hi to everyone.
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  3. by   Thunderwolf
    hope things work out. hang in there.

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  4. by   suzanne4
    If you did not have a lapsed license with NY, you would not be having to go thru all of this stuff for Oregon. It may have been easier to first get your NY license reinstated, then apply for endorsement to Oregon. That is the suggestion that I would have made to you. Did you try that route at all first?

    How long has your license been lapsed for?

    I suggest that you check out the International forum for some insight into this.
  5. by   annlinds
    Dear Suzanne,
    that's a good idea thanks. I'll look into that. My license has been lapsed a long time. Since 1999 to be exact. I will check out the international forum thanks.
  6. by   Jessy_RN
    welcome to the site. enjoy your stay and best wishes to you.
  7. by   GPatty
    Good Luck to you and welcome to allnurses!

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