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renewal of lpn license in pa age 66

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by laminurse laminurse (New) New

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i am 66. i do not work as an lpn. i am a fulltime caregiver for my mom whom i live with. i worked so hard to get my license, however, i do not know if i should keep my license or not renew it at all. i have health issues., too. should i give up my license or keep it up.....

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If you don’t anticipate ever needing the license for a job, then why go through the expense of keeping it up?  If you have never worked as an LPN or don’t have relevant recent paid experience, you will find it very difficult to get an LPN job.

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my last job as an lpn was 1996. i am on disability. if i were to renew after i made my license inactive in pa what qualifications would i have to do to renew it again. i worked hard for my license back in the 80s. 

 

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This information can be found on the PA Board website or in a telephone call to the Board.  

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Elektra6 has 15 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Home Health, LTC, subacute.

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It’s a lot more difficult to get it back after you don’t renew. 

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I am an LPN, I worked over 40 years, but 7 years ago I was diagnosed with aortic stenosis and had aorta valve replacement. Now I have an aneurysm, which,is being closely, monitored. I qualified for social security disability, so I,took that along with,my state retirement and never looked back. I put my,license on the inactive list,so,i wouldn't have to,keep renewing it. I'm not going back to work, ever. I've been out of the workforce too long now. It would be incredibly difficult to get started again. But I'm just not physically able to hold a job any longer. So that's my story. Its really a personal decision, one has to consider their own health issues and make their own decision. 

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I hope you are doing well. I too have several health issues and am caregiver for my dear mom at home.  I decided to inactivate my lpn license. I too worked several years and had to go on disability. thank you for replying. I keep in touch with health and this website allnurses. the best to you always.

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Never give up a license. 

That's what an Instructor told us way back when I was in school long ago.  You might want to pick up a private duty job, work a flu shot clinic, a doc's office, a home for developmentally disabled, scrub in the OR, Parish Nurse, or something where you don't have to be super current in Med Surg or even long-term care.  Not saying nurses who work these areas aren't wonderful, just that these areas are easier than acute care.

You could consider placing it on Inactive status.  Investigate the cost of that versus Active.

Find out how you can go from Inactive back to Active.

Don't give up that license.  It isn't that expensive, is it?  Maybe $50 dollars for 2 years or something like that?  

You can probably take a refresher course, can't you, if you want or need to work again?

As you said, you worked hard to get that license, so do not give it up.  You never know when you might want or need to use it again.

Also, there might be a way for you to get paid for taking care of your Mom.  Not sure if they have that in your state or if receiving pay would mess up your Disability. but maybe you can inquire anonymously.

Best wishes.  

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Where can I find the status of my lpn license please?

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3 hours ago, Eph said:

Where can I find the status of my lpn license please?

Try contacting the State Board.

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