Will taking leave for anxiety/depression affect my license?

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Dear Will mental health affect licensure,

Being diagnosed and treated for anxiety/depression does not affect licensure. Plenty of nurses have anxiety and depression, and plenty of nurses take stress leave, particularly after COVID.

Here's a link to FMLA FAQs.

You can also ask your HR about intermittent medical leave, so you can take short amounts of time as needed.

Best wishes,

Nurse Beth