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I'm an Idiot....

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So I found out yesterday at 5pm that my nursing license is due to expire today at midnight! I found out when my boss called to let me know that I may not be able to work the weekend as scheduled. I called the BON freaking out and they informed me that since today is a Fri, and it normally takes a business day to process, even if I drive down to the BON, my paperwork won't go through until Mon. Meaning I can't work the weekend. Gah, I know I should have known it was due to be renewed but it was my first time renewing in this state and all my other state licenses had the same date for everyone to renew...and apparently my new state is based on birth month which I didn't realize.
Yeah - you get the weekend off. Get it fixed and be ready for Monday. Apologize profusely and move on. Find something fun to do this weekend.

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Get it taken care of, explain how sorry you are and that you didn't realize, etc. and then enjoy your unexpected weekend off.

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Lesson learned; part of nursing is maintaining your license. You'll probably never let that happen again!

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I had a nurse I work with do the exact same thing about 3 months ago. Just make a note on your calendar to renew and don't make the same mistake again. It happens.

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Enjoy your weekend off... maybe it was meant to be this way.

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You're not an idiot.I let it happen also......once.Lesson learned and it never happened again.

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puh leez. If that makes you an idiot then we are all in trouble. Enjoy the weekend.

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Finally - You get a weekend off! What I wouldn't give for a Saturday and Sunday off to spend with the family.

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Have a great weekend off....and like many others have said...apologize profusely.....I hope your CEUs are up to par.....

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Been there, done that. Not proud to admit it, but it happened. It was for the same reason (the birth month thing, my expiration date prior to that was the month the license was originally issued). I found out b/c my school informed me (I was in my RN to BSN program). Same situation, it was on a Friday, and I was scheduled to work 4 in a row. I went in with my (then) infant (they wouldn't dare strike me or yell at me, lol). I had a forced weekend off (don't remember if I took vacation time or not. They did not kill me, it went much better than I thought. That Monday I hauled my butt to the state BON (3 hours away, in the snow) to attempt to expedite the renewal. Got a note with a seal stating it was renewed, but had to wait for the registration in the mail.Absolutely true story. Hope it makes you feel a bit better now

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Are you sure that you can't renew online? We've had online renewal for a couple of years....(Not that I'm trying to take away your week-end off!)

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I just had the same thing happen. I have multiple licenses all up to date, but the one I really need right now. I had to haul hiny and renew immediately. Mine was nit the birthdate thing, I got the original in January so I assumed it was good for 2 years. It's not. Whoops! Live and learn
Author: peter  3-06-2015, 17:51   Views: 849   
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