- Nov 1, 2006
- Professional Status
- Certified General Appraiser
I like your entire post but quoted this part. My wife is a Nurse Practitioner and one of the early ones. Her degree is not offered anymore but allows for her certification (call it a designation if you want to make it similar to appraiser speak).I do think it stinks that this is one of the few professions I know where we are made to start over from scratch in a situation like this. I can see re-taking a test, maybe a few refresher courses, but that should be all, IMHO. This is the most unfriendly profession to the actual professionals I know of.
If she were to miss just one hour of CE she would lose her license in some states and would only be able to be an RN which would be a huge pay cut. She trains interns and residents, runs an ICU and is highly respected. All professions change requirements and that is not always the best thing for the profession.
If she missed a CE class it would take her two years to get back her NP license.