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Hi everyone! I have a question about renewing license. I took the NCLEX in Ohio and passed last November 2018, and I endorsed my license here in Maryland. So I am a nurse both in Ohio and Maryland. I am currently working here in MD. Ohio board of nursing just emailed me that I need to renew my Ohio license before October. My question is if I wont renew my Ohio license will it affect my Maryland RN license? Thanks!

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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no, it has no affect one way or the other

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CalicoKitty has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-surg.

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Your Ohio license will have no effect on the Maryland one. If you plan on moving back to Ohio at some point, it may be worthwhile to keep. Ohio requires 25 CEUs I think for renewal.  If you apply for other states, they often will require some, all or your initial state for endorsement. Not sure how much of a pain it would be to reactivate.

I keep my Pennsylvania license just because I imagine there could be some reason I'd do the 2 hour commute or stay with friends at some point. 30 CEUs. BUT, they may be pending legislation for the Compact, so I will probably let it lapse after that.

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Gracefully Saved has 4 years experience as a ADN and specializes in ICU.

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Nope, it will not effect it 🙂

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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I keep my Indiana license even though I live in Florida out of sentimentality. It's where I grew up and lived 40 years of my life. However, if they join the "nursing compact" I would let it lapse.  

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I maintain my original licensure when applying for other states, they required my original license for reciprocity. It just makes it less aggravating when obtaining an out of state license. 

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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1 hour ago, LolaFibrillation said:

I maintain my original licensure when applying for other states, they required my original license for reciprocity. It just makes it less aggravating when obtaining an out of state license. 

It also goes without saying that if you have a license in a difficult state like California you should almost NEVER let it lapse. It is simply too much work to get back if you ever decide to work as a travel nurse or to move back.

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4 hours ago, myoglobin said:

It also goes without saying that if you have a license in a difficult state like California you should almost NEVER let it lapse. It is simply too much work to get back if you ever decide to work as a travel nurse or to move back.

What states are considered "difficult" other than California?

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L-ICURN has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU.

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On 7/7/2019 at 8:40 PM, didiabu said:

Hi everyone! I have a question about renewing license. I took the NCLEX in Ohio and passed last November 2018, and I endorsed my license here in Maryland. So I am a nurse both in Ohio and Maryland. I am currently working here in MD. Ohio board of nursing just emailed me that I need to renew my Ohio license before October. My question is if I wont renew my Ohio license will it affect my Maryland RN license? Thanks!

To the best of my knowledge, your ohio license will just lapse and expire. Should you decide to work in ohio again, you'd have to apply for reinstatement. 

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On 7/11/2019 at 11:20 AM, myoglobin said:

It also goes without saying that if you have a license in a difficult state like California you should almost NEVER let it lapse. It is simply too much work to get back if you ever decide to work as a travel nurse or to move back.

Amen..

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organichombre has 32 years experience and specializes in critical care, med/surg.

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What's difficult about Ca.? Just curious here in Ky.

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TriciaJ has 37 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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On 7/11/2019 at 8:20 AM, myoglobin said:

It also goes without saying that if you have a license in a difficult state like California you should almost NEVER let it lapse. It is simply too much work to get back if you ever decide to work as a travel nurse or to move back.

I let my California license lapse after it became pretty clear I wouldn't be moving there after all.  But I do agree with you.  If there is a ghost of a chance you might want to work in California, keep up the CEUs and hang onto the license.

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