you knew….we all knew this move to New York had to hit a glitch at some point. It might have been more convenient if it had happened early on and not at the point when I have resigned my position AND….they have already hired a replacement.
Friday I started (undeniably a little late) checking into the progress on my NY nursing license-one of the single most important documents for any nurse, anywhere in the world. I was told by the slightly snotty woman on the phone that I had only filled out one of the 4 forms needed and that once I submitted ALL documents it will still take 4-6 weeks to be processed.
The lady in New York that obviously holds great power in the issuing of nursing licenses said “it’s all on the website”, just type in nursing form 1 and nursing form 2, etc because everyone would know that….
So I printed out form one which is a 4 page application with sections such as- I am:
- a US citizen
- or twelve other choices
Yes, I’m sure that there are a few people who fit into one of the other categories but unless they have paid a huge amount of money for fake documents they are unlikely to be filling out this form.
Another section that gave me a giggle/gasp was 1 (one) space for the “elementary or primary school” I attended!
- I am 56 years old so we are talking 35-50 years ago
- I attended 3 schools from kindergarten to junior high school which is probably about average
They must have a lot of confidence in both my memory and family stability to expect me to provide the dates-day/month/year of my attendance.
I was more fortunate to work at the university where I graduated so the form for that was a piece of cake.
At any rate, I am currently looking at unemployment at the end of next week with my best case scenario that my employer agrees to keep me on for another 1-3 weeks (until my replacement arrives) despite my complete disinterest. My favorite scenario is 4-6 weeks of blissful relaxation (while digging deep into my savings account).