Published Nov 5, 2016
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whichone'spink, BSN, RN
Eek! How does one let it go that far? I hate nursing and wish I could do something else, but this is all I have to earn so I pay the renewal fee. I did let my CO license expire, and only recently renewed it. I also started the application process for my TX license, but did not complete it. But the license I primarily work under is one I keep up with without fail. How can you not?
I came close once, and it was when I was just buying a house, starting a new job and had MAJOR stress in my life. And it necessitated a trip to the Board of Nursing where I had to pay in cash!
I almost didn't renew my license because I don't even want to be a nurse anymore
Priorities: Nursing license fees. Second, driving and auto license. Third, rent. And I hope to never have to choose using that list - that must be a really rough situation. My sympathy to anyone who has had to choose. A few years back our state developed a multi-month lag in processing RN license fees. I was biting my nails, although I'd sent in my fees 2 months early. Now I send in my renewals months ahead, allowing at least double what I'd guess the worst case lag could be for slow bureaucracy. Always.
hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I
I don't know - to me it's irresponsible to let your license lapse. I live in California where license renewal is over $100.00. mine expires in March and I always renew in January of the renewal year. Send the payment January 1.
poppycat, ADN, BSN
That's sad to hear, cocoa_puff. I'm sorry you're feeling that way.
bgxyrnf, MSN, RN
I've never understood how someone can let their license lapse. I guess it's just proof that you don't need to be the sharpest knife in the drawer in order to be a nurse.
I forgot one year. Not sure how but it was early in my career. I was notified by HR. My only option was to drive to the BON and pay it. Come to think of it.....I don't recall paying online being an option. I was back (speeding was involved) before the office closed. Never missed work..and that never happened again.
pluckyduck, MSN, NP
I budget aside if I have to. In Ontario this year it's going to cost $180 (per year) in addition to my state license (which is $60/two years). Which is annoying. But I need it to work, and don't want any marks on my record for failing to pay on time.
I renew everything at least 3 months in advance. Haha, not literally but I am extremely Type A and waiting too close to renewing anything gives me anxiety!
I know the feeling, I am in the process of switching my major to MHA and being vocationally rehabilitated by the VA. If it is killing you, please explore your options. I did and I feel like a gigantic pregnant elephant has been lifted off my chest.
TheCommuter, BSN, RN
I am admittedly a grand procrastinator who completes all required actions at the very last minute. However, I do not procrastinate when it comes to paying for the license that helps yield a steady income for me.
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