Friday, July 20, 2007

Watch out when renewing your license

Be sure to watch for when it is getting close to your renewal period for renewing your license. The Board is getting fingerprints on every licensed nurse that has not already submitted fingerprints and they are also conducting CEU audits. So, if you wait until a couple of weeks prior to the end of your renewal period, you might find yourself without an active license to practice with. And do not be fooled by the Board's wording about "delinquent" licenses, if you do not have an active license, you can not work as a nurse. There is no grace period while your license is delinquent.

So, play it safe and renew 2 months prior to the end of your renewal period.

Saturday, July 7, 2007

Laugh a Little

Here is a little humor for the day:

Hospital regulations require a wheel chair for patients being discharged. However, while working as a student nurse, I found one elderly gentleman already dressed and sitting on the bed with a suitcase at his feet, who insisted he! didn't need my help to leave the hospital.
After a chat about rules being rules, he reluctantly let me wheel him to the elevator.
On the way down I asked him if his wife was meeting him.
"I don't know," he said. "She's still upstairs in the bathroom changing out of her hospital gown."