BORN Goes Green, Will Stop Mailing Renewal Notices

The Board of Registration in Nursing (BORN) will no longer be sending Registered Nurses and Licensed Practical Nurse written notices through the U.S. Postal Service that their licenses are up for renewal. BORN will use e-mail to send updates to nurses who maintain a current e-mail address in the board’s database. 

Also, APRNs (nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, nurse midwives, psychiatric clinical nurse specialists, and clinical nurse specialists) are required to have current certification from a BORN-approved certifying organization. When renewing an RN license, APRNs will renew their BORN authorization to practice as an APRN at the same time.

RN license and APRN authorization renewals occur on the RN’s birthday in even numbered years. LPN license renewals occur on the LPN’s birthday in odd numbered years. Licenses revert to an “Expired” status automatically should the licensee fail to renew by 11:59 p.m. on the license expiration date. Practice with an expired license is illegal and may result in fines of up to $2,500 and/or six months of imprisonment.