Question: How do I keep my nursing license active when not working in Florida?

To reactivate a license from an inactive status you can make the request from your online portal, under “Manage My License”.

How do I make my Florida nursing license inactive?

Log into your MQA Online Services Portal account and select Request Inactive Status after Expiration Date from the “Manage My License Information” pulldown menu. NOTE: Your license will remain on inactive status for a two year period and must be renewed prior to the expiration date.

How long does a Florida nursing license last?

All Florida-licensed LPNs, RNs, and APRNs are now in a 24-month renewal cycle and must complete 24 hours of appropriate continuing education during each renewal period.

Does a nursing license expire?

Generally, nursing licenses are valid for two years. If your license is inactive or expired, you must contact the state board of nursing to renew it. Depending on the rules of your state, you may need to pay a renewal fee, take refresher courses or complete a board-approved reentry program.

How much does it cost to renew APRN license in Florida?

FeesLicense StatusRenewal feeActive to Active$115.00Inactive to Inactive$115.00Active to Inactive$165.00Inactive to Active$215.002 more rows

Do you ever have to retake NCLEX?

Though the vast majority of candidates pass the exam the first time, those who fail are permitted to retake it after 45 days from their original test date. Candidates may retest as many as 8 times in a year. Candidates must pass NCLEX within three years from when they graduated nursing school.

Why would a nursing license be denied?

The Board of Registered Nursing can deny a RN license applicant for the conviction of any misdemeanor, and certainly any felony, especially those that are substantially related to the practice of nursing. The most common are DUIs, theft, fraud, or assault or battery convictions.

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