I see you've mastered the word "lazy". Now,would you like some facts? My friend still works there and I use to work there. Lazy is definitely NOT the word I would use. For the past three years due to the governor cutting the budget (which most Californians love because it helps their pocketbook until it affects them with service, they were cut 43% of their staff. According to my friend, they just got authorization after 3 years to hire back those people.
According to the NCSBN, CA has one of the highest percentages of licensees in the US. You would be surprised how many staff members there were to evaluate new applications and cashier renewals for CA. There were 6 employees Lazy LOL they were putting in 40 hours a month overtime trying to get the work done.
All of the Filipinos who were denied at the RN Board were now applying for the LVN license. The governor doesn't just magically decide to do away with his hiring freeze because the RN Board is denying applicants and they are applying elsewhere. So now, the BVNPT didn't just have all the new LVN graduates, paid experience people but now all the Philippine graduates as well. Same 6 people.
The RN Board and the LVN Board are not the same Board. 80% of applicants who were denied at the RN Board would send in the application page and a photo and then tell me everything else was at the RN Board. Read the instructions. If it tells you the BVNPT needs their own livescan, don't assume they will take one done for the RN Board because they can't.
Renewals-the form says 6-8 weeks. Sending it in 2 weeks before the expiration date is not6-8 weeks. You have 2 years to plan your renewal.
"This is all because of their mantra that "we are a government institution and all the nurses must be coward of us-no matter what"
Can you please cite a name please since you appear to be putting words in mouths of workers. There was NOT one person when I worked there that EVER had that mantra. I think it's in your head.
I think it would be eye opening if you did have someone check into it and then maybe the lazy comments and all other slandering comments might stop. Per my friend, up until 2 months ago there were 10 clericals to evaluate the 2000 new applications, 800 follow up mail, all the cashiering to include the new applications,retakes, license renewals, initial licensing fees,duplicate,verification request; sending out retake packets, sending out results, opening all the mail-date stamp each piece/distribute, answer the 3 receptionist phone lines, change all addresses, correct all ATT problems, send out and then review the CEU audits, review/approve CEU providers, review and add IV/Bloodwork certs onto licenses and the psychiatric technician program to include evaluating, scheduling for exam, process retakes/results, cashier for the psych tech program. Included in the 10 is the fingerprint person who prints out all prints, matches up with files, consults with doj/fbi for rejects.
I just called my friend and she told me during this time, one person was off on medical leave for 3 months which left 9 people. That is a lot of workload for just 9 people. Lazy would be the last word I would use. I think you would be amazed at how much work they did get done working 6 days a week every week for the amount of employees they had.
Pay renewals early/on time online, have your addresses correct, include ALL paperwork when applying. Send documents certified so you know they got them. Don't call two days later asking them if your on piece of mail was received in that bag they just got. It's the same people you want to get your work done that has to stop working to go look for your one piece of mail you sent regular mail.