Meaning of Voluntary Surrender

  1. One of my coworker is thinking about voluntary surrender of her nursing license b/c she recently had a second DUI. Does this mean she will no longer be able to work in other states she also has licenses in or does the voluntary surrender only affect the state she surrendered to? How long would she have to wait to reapply for licensure for?
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  3. by   tonironi68
    As a nurse that voluntary surrendered my licence, I lost licensure in all the states . Depending on the state,it takes time to get it back. One state told me 3 years another state told me one year. I am now in the process of getting my license back.
  4. by   Karl Farmer
    A voluntary surrender is usually considered a disciplinary action that has to be reported to a future BON.