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Because of several health issues, my license expired. How do I go about reinstating it, or is it even possible?

Friday January 25, 2013
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Question:

Dear Donna,

Because of several health issues, my license expired. How do I go about reinstating it, or is it even possible?

Wants to be Reinstated

Dear Donna replies:

Dear Wants to be Reinstated,

Yes, you absolutely can get your license reinstated, and you'll want to do so as soon as possible before much time passes.

You don't mention the state in which you are licensed, so I can't give you the exact requirements. If you go to the website of your state board of nursing, you may be able to find the procedure there. Also, you can email or call them about the reinstatement process. Every state has different procedures for this. Find your state’s board’s website at www.ncsbn.org/contactbon.htm.

Best wishes,
Donna


Donna Cardillo, RN, MA, well-known career guru, is Nurse.com’s “Dear Donna” and author of “Your First Year as a Nurse: Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional” and “The ULTIMATE Career Guide for Nurses: Practical Advice for Thriving at Every Stage of Your Career.” Information about the books is available at www.Nurse.com/CE/7010 and www.Nurse.com/CE/7250, respectively. To ask Donna your question, go to www.Nurse.com/Asktheexperts/Deardonna. Find a “Dear Donna” seminar near you: Call 800-866-0919 or visit http://Events.nursingspectrum.com/Seminar.