So my NJ LPN license expired 5/13, at the time I was doing private home care as well as going through IVF so it totally slipped my mind in July 13' In the same week I found out I was Pregnant and my Patient passed away. 2 weeks later my doctor put me on strict bedrest for the entire pregnancy so needless to say renewing was really in the back of my mind.
Now I have an opportunity for a amazing LPN position, so I downloaded the packet for reinstatement. I see it also has a form for a refresher course? I am wondering if there is a time limit on this (out of field for 2 or 3 years etc) or if I have to take it regardless of lapsed time since working as a nurse?
Also am I going to be in trouble for doing private care even after my license lapsed.
Thanks for any advice :)
No all cash, no insurance. I was a family friend of theirs and they knew I worked at a LTC facility so asked if i would help out here and there and when I left my prior job they asked me if I would work full time for them.
I was never paid by anything but cash and they never even asked for my SS# to claim it on taxes etc.
I'm not sure if I should write it down as a nursing position as it was more of a caregiver position, ADLs (toileting, feeding, bathing, dressing) etc. Nothing advanced to the point it was stuff even her kids could have did but they didn't have time.