How to get help with transferring lpn license

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    Samantha
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    I am an LPN , I moved to Georgia from Missouri a year ago and did not know that my license had expired. I am currently taking a full course load in business school and I have been attempting to get my license reinstated and transferred but I am not currently employed. I have been looking for work for the last year and every where I apply I am told I am overqualified. My question is this: can anyone offer any advice on how to find a job so I can get my license finally reinstated and transferred? I am not asking for a handout or anything just some advice on how I can fix this issue. I love nursing and I miss it very much. I just want to get hired somewhere so I can afford the money to get this done so I can get back to my elderly people. Please anyone who can help please do I am desperate.
    Samantha

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    Talk with the department of health in Georgia and they should be able to help you. If you need to re-instate it in Missouri first, it should be just a matter of paying the late fee and getting it re-instated, and then you should be able to transfer to Georgia no problem. If it has been expired for several years, there may be more hoops to jump through. No matter the case, you don’t need a job, in fact, you can’t get a nursing job, until you have your license up to date. Talk with the department of nursing where you are and see if they can help, if not, talk with the department of nursing from where you are from and see what they need. Good luck.

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    Anne
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    Agree. What do the state boards of nursing have to say about this? Are you not able to afford to pay the fees to get your license reactivated? I was wondering if that is what is standing in your way, other wise, it should be fairly easy to get accomplished. If you need money to get your license reinstated, can a family member loan you the cash till you are able to pay it back when you get a LPN job?
    In the mean time, can you find a facility that will hire you as a CNA or personal care attendant until you get your LPN re-instated? (Some states might not allow you to hold a CNA license and a LPN license at the same time. Some states allow nurse aids to work at hospitals with out being CNAs. There are so many different rules about this that vary from state to state.)
    Best of luck.

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    Samantha
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    Hi Anne,
    Yes it is an issue of not being able to afford the fees, I actually may be able to get it done now because the school I am attending is going to help me find a job so I will be able to afford it in a very short amount of time.Thank you for the advice I will look into your suggestions.
    Samantha

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