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Registered Nurse, Advanced Practice Nurse (APN and C-APN) and Prescriptive Authority Nurse (RXN and C-RXN) 2013 Renewal

ATTENTION LICENSE, REGISTRATION OR CERTIFICATE HOLDER:  YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR KNOWING THE REGULATIONS RELATED TO YOUR PROFESSION.  PLEASE READ ALL OF THE INFORMATION SUMMARIZED BELOW. 

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License Renewal Fees:

·         If renewed on or before September 30, 2013:

o    The Active Registered Nurse (RN) renewal fee is: $108

o    The Inactive Registered Nurse (RN) renewal fee is: $108

o    The Retired Registered Nurse (RN) renewal fee is: $23

o    The Active Advanced Practice Authority (APN/C-APN) renewal fee is: $23

o    The Active Prescriptive Authority (RXN/C-RXN) renewal fee is: $41

·         If renewed on or after October 1, 2013, a $15 delinquency charge is applied and the totals are:

o    The Active Registered Nurse (RN) renewal fee is: $123

o    The Inactive Registered Nurse (RN) renewal fee is: $123

o    The Retired Registered Nurse (RN) renewal fee is: $38

o    The Active Advanced Practice Authority (APN/C-APN) renewal fee is: $38

o    The Active Prescriptive Authority (RXN/C-RXN) renewal fee is: $56

·         After November 30, 2013, your license will be expired and you must submit a reinstatement application to the Division.

Advanced Practice Nurse Licenses (APN/C-APN & RXN/C-RXN): If you have an active APN, C-APN, RXN, or C-RXN you must renew that authority separately from your RN license. Renewing your RN license does not automatically renew your Advanced Practice or Prescriptive authority. They are both accessible through your account on our website in the Online Services System.

All fees are Non-Refundable. The Division of Professions and Occupations can not and will not take payment information over the phone. We will not request credit card numbers or checking account numbers via telephone. You will only be able to pay for your renewal online, in person at our office or by mail with the necessary renewal packet. To protect your information DO NOT provide any credit card or checking account numbers over the phone to an unknown source.

IMPORTANT: You must confirm that payment was received for your renewal to be complete. You will receive a confirmation email from the payment system or check your account for a new expiration date in the "Current Information" tab. If your dates did not update, return to the "cart" in the upper right hand corner of your account to complete payment. Your license is not renewed until payment is complete. You must reinstate if you exceed the 60 day grace period.

NOTE ABOUT OUR NEW SYSTEM:Our new system requires that all licensees who register for the first time create a new User ID and password. If an attempt to register results in a 'No match found.' error message, please DO NOT register a new account, contact us at  DORA_DPO_OnlineLicenses@state.co.us so that we may ensure information accuracy in our system.

If you have any questions about renewals, including renewal requirements, expiration date questions, status change requests, etc., please email the Office of Support Services at the following address: dora_dpo_renewalline@state.co.us or call 303-894-2984.

If you experience technical issues when renewing online, including computer troubleshooting, system access, etc., please email the helpdesk at the following address: dora_dpo_onlinelicenses@state.co.us or call 303-894-7800.

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FOR PRINTABLE RENEWAL INSTRUCTIONS CLICK HERE.

Colorado Registered Nurses (RN), Advanced Practice Nurses (APN), Compact-Advanced Practice Nurses (C-APN), Prescriptive Authority Nurses (RXN) and Compact-Prescriptive Authority Nurses (C-RXN) licenses expire on September 30, 2013 and it is now time to renew your license to keep it in its current status until September 30, 2015.

To change your license status, please refer to the following:

Status Change to Inactive: If you are currently in Active status and wish to change to Inactive, you must submit a manual renewal form along with all applicable renewal documents and the appropriate Inactive license fee. Cross out 'Active' in the Current Status field on the front of the page and write 'Inactive' in its place. Contact the renewal desk at Dora_DPO_renewalline@state.co.us or 303-894-2984 to request a manual renewal packet.

Status Change to Retired: If you are currently in Active or Inactive status and wish to change to Retired, you must be 55 years old or older and submit a manual renewal form along with all applicable renewal documents and the appropriate Retired license fee. Cross out 'Active' in the Current Status field on the front of the page and write 'Retired' in its place. By holding a Retired status license, you will not be able to practice nursing for compensation. Contact the renewal desk at Dora_DPO_renewalline@state.co.us or 303-894-2984 to request a manual renewal packet.

Status Change to Active: You may not change your status from Inactive to Active through renewal. You must first complete renewal in Inactive or Retired status then complete a reactivation application available on the Nursing home page: www.dora.colorado.gov/professions/nursing. Or you may call 303-894-7800 to request more information.

To renew your license it its current status online, please follow the step-by-step instructions:

1.     Be Prepared—Gather needed documents or information, and set aside relaxed and uninterrupted time to focus on your renewal. After reading all the steps detailed below, go to www.dora.colorado.gov/professions/onlineservices.  Or go to the bottom of the renewal webpage to “READY TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE? PRINT RENEWAL INSTRUCTIONS and CLICK HERE TO GO TO ONLINE SERVICES.”

It is a good idea to print these renewal instructions for reference while you are renewing your license.

2.     Online Services—Our new Online Services system was implemented July 1, 2012 and all users must register a new account. From this account, you can update your contact information, obtain information about your license and renew your license.

       Click "Register" at www.colorado.gov/dora/licensing/Default.aspx to create your new online account. 

       Click “Next” to register as an INDIVIDUAL. You will then be asked to enter your social security number and last name. Then click “Finish.” If you get an error message stating “No Match Found”, please contact the Division at dora_dpo_onlinelicenses@state.co.us or call 303-894-2421 DO NOT set up a new account.

       The User ID field will be populated with the User ID that is assigned to you. Please write down this User ID for use in the future. You can change this User ID at this time if you wish. To do so, delete the existing User ID that the system created and enter the User ID you would like and write it down for future use.

       Next, create a password, answer security questions and click "Create Account." Please write down this password. You may select from the optional questions provided in the dropdown that will best suit your memory. These questions are used in the event that you forget your password in the future.

3.     Verify Email Address—To complete the registration of your account, you will have to verify your email address.

• Once you have registered, an email will be sent to your address. Click on the link inside the email to validate your account. You may have to check your SPAM folder if you do not see it in your inbox. The email will come from
no-reply@www.colorado.gov.

       When you click the link you will be returned to Online Services.

4.     Update Contact Information—After your email is validated, you can update your address of record if needed. You should check to make sure we have accurate information as this is where we will mail your renewed license.

• On the left side click on "Update Your Contact Information," click "Continue" or “Start.” Then enter your new address, click “Next” and when done click on "Finish."

5.      Renew Your License—When you have finished all of the steps above, you will then click the link on the left side titled "Complete License Renewal."

       On the left side, click on "Complete License Renewal." (If you have not completed all of the steps above, you will receive an error message. If you receive an error message, please follow the prompts to complete any outstanding steps and then return to "Complete License Renewal.")

       Click on "Start" or "Continue" by the appropriate license type.

6.     Affidavit of Eligibility— If renewing a C-APN or RN, fill out the Affidavit of Eligibility by answering each question. If renewing a different license type, proceed to step 9.

7.     RN Renewal QuestionnaireFor an RN renewal, you will need to answer “Yes” or “No” to each of the questions. If you are renewing a C-APN license, proceed to step 9.

       If you answer YES to any of these questions, follow the instructions regarding contacting the Board with a detailed explanation and a copy of this questionnaire (if applicable).

       Review your answers, if you need to change any click on “Previous.”

       If you answered YES to any answers, you can PRINT a copy of this questionnaire and attestation here. Print two copies, one for your records and one to send to the Division.

8.     Primary State of Residence – You will then be asked to enter your primary state of residence. Add the state if not displayed by clicking on the ‘Add’ button and entering the information. Enter the address information on this screen and then click “Next.”

9.     Attestation – For an APN or RXN, an attestation will display regarding liability insurance. Read the attestation then click “Next.” If you are renewing an RN, skip to step 10.

10. HPPP Renewal Reminder – A reminder will display regarding the Healthcare Profile and your responsibility to keep the information current. Read the information then click “Next.”

11. Review – A review screen will display when you have completed all renewal steps.                                                  

       You can go back and update the information you have entered, or click on "Proceed to Payment" at the bottom of the screen.

       NOTE: If you wish to renew your APN/RXN/C-RXN license and pay for them together, then return to “Complete License Renewal” on the left and select “start” next to the license you wish to renew. Once you get to “Proceed to Payment”, this renewal fee will be added to your invoice. You can also pay for them separately by completing payment for one, then returning to “Complete License Renewal” to process the other(s).

12. Pay Invoice—After you have completed the renewal steps for all license types and added each license type to be renewed to the invoice, you will be able to pay for your renewal. At this point, two red buttons "Pay Invoice" and "Print Invoice" will appear on the upper right side of the screen. Your Invoice Summary will also be displayed. (If you want a copy of your invoice, click on "Print Invoice" before you click proceed to pay.)

Click on the "Pay Invoice" button in the upper right corner.

13. Payment - You will pay for your renewal using our secure payment system. You must pay by Credit Card (Visa, Master Card, Discover, American Express), by Debit Card (as long as it bears the Visa or Master Card logo) or by Electronic Check (eCheck) by using your bank routing number and checking account number.

       After entering your credit card/eCheck information and clicking "Continue" you will enter the appropriate billing information. Make sure to complete all required fields and click "Continue." Note: The required fields are designated by a red star.

       You will then be able to review/verify your payment information on the following screen. If you need to make any changes/updates you can click the "Edit" button in the corresponding section. If all information is correct, click the "Agree/Continue" button at the bottom of the page to complete the transaction.

       While the payment is being processed, you will see a blue progress bar. Please do not click on anything until this screen closes automatically.

14. Payment Confirmation - Once complete, you will receive a confirmation page indicating your payment has been approved. 

15. License Printing – We will print your new license in our office, you will receive your renewed wallet license card by mail within approximately 7-10 days.  NOTE: Wallet cards/licenses are not issued for Advanced Practice Nurse and Prescriptive Authority Nurse licenses, only for Registered Nurse (RN) licenses. You can verify your license and/or authority on-line at our Online Services Verification Site by clicking here or by selecting ‘Lookup a Colorado License’ on the left within your account.

For technical questions regarding our Online Services or if you experience problems with access to the system, please click this link: Online Services Help. Or you may contact our helpdesk at: dora_dpo_onlinelicenses@state.co.us or to request a manual renewal packet, contact us at 303-894-2984. If you have questions about a pending application, changing license status or other licensing issues, please contact the Office of Support Services at 303-894-7800.

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All future renewal reminders will be sent to the email address you have listed in your Online Services account. You are responsible for maintaining current contact information including the mailing and email addresses associated with your account. You can update this information once logged in. Mailing addresses can be modified under Update Your Contact Information and email addresses can be updated by selecting My Account under your name at the top of the screen.

 

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If you serve(d) in the military and were called to federally funded active duty for more than 120 days that occurred or will occur during your current license renewal period, click here to learn more about House Bill 11-1013.

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Healthcare Professions Profile—The Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010, section 24-34-110(2)(II), C.R.S., ". . . provides transparency to the public regarding the competency of persons engaged in the practice of certain health care professions in this state to assist citizens in making informed health care decisions." The Healthcare Professions Profiling Program ("HPPP") was created to implement the Michael Skolnik Medical Transparency Act of 2010. This Act expanded the Physician Profile program (Senate Bill 10-124) to 23 professions which are now required to create and maintain Healthcare Profiles that are viewable by the public. Applicants and licensees from these healthcare professions who submit an application for an initial license, license reinstatement, reactivation, or renewal in Active or Retired status are required to disclose specific information that can be accessed by the public. BY LAW, a license in these 23 healthcare professions CANNOT be renewed in Active or Retired status unless the licensed professional complies with the profile requirements. After creating Healthcare Profiles, licensees and applicants are required to submit backup documentation for specific "Yes" answers, e.g. disciplinary actions, surrender of DEA registration, criminal convictions, malpractice refusals, etc.

Licensees are further required to update their Healthcare Profile anytime there is a change and/or a reportable event. Within 30 days of a change and/or a reportable event, please log in to the Healthcare Professions Profiling system and submit an update to your Healthcare Profile. As a Licensee, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are in compliance with this requirement. For more information on requirements and to view statutes, rules and policies, visit the HPPP website at www.dora.colorado.gov/professions/hppp. If you have questions or need assistance completing your Profile, please contact us at DORA_DPO_HPPP@state.co.us or 303-894-5942.
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Nurse Compact Designation (RN Only) –Nurse Compact Designation (RN Only) – Your declared state of residency will determine your eligibility for licensing and/or issuance of a multi-state license. If you reside in a compact state other than Colorado, do not renew your Colorado RN license. If you pay for your Colorado RN renewal fee and it is determined that your Primary State of Residence is in another compact state other than Colorado, your fee will not be refunded. You must apply for licensing in your primary state of residence. Additionally, your APN and/or RXN authorities will need to be converted to a 'C-Type' authority before you renew. Please email Hannah.Zippin@state.co.us BEFORE renewing to have your authorities converted.


Licensees are further required to update their Nurse Compact Designation anytime there is a change in status. This can be updated as part of the online renewal. After completing the Renewal Questionnaire, you will be asked for your place of residence. Please fill out this information completely. Additional information regarding the Nurse Licensure Compact, including a listing of compact states, is available on our website. To access this webpage click here.
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Advanced Practice Nurse and Prescriptive Authority Renewal

 

You must renew your Advanced Practice Nurse and Prescriptive Authority separately (if applicable) to maintain your Authority. Renewing your Registered Nurse (RN) license will not automatically renew your Advanced Practice or Prescriptive Authority license.

Please read the following information carefully:

1.       If you hold your Registered Nurse (RN) license in Colorado and hold Advance Practice (APN) and/or Prescriptive Authority (RXN):

On the online renewal you will see a link for your RN and each APN and RXN you hold. You will need to complete the renewal process for each license or authority. You may pay for each renewal separately or collectively.

2.       If you hold a Registered Nurse (RN) license in another compact state and you hold a “C-type” Advanced Practice (C-APN)  and/or Prescriptive Authority in Colorado  (C-RXN):

On the online renewal you will see a link for each “C-type” APN or RXN you hold. You will need to complete the renewal process for each authority. You may pay for each renewal separately or collectively.

3.       If you have a Registered Nurse (RN) license in another compact state/ a multi-state RN and want to retain Advanced Practice and/or Prescriptive Authority in Colorado :

On the online renewal you will see a link for your Colorado RN and each APN and RXN you hold. If you are moving to another compact state and obtaining an RN license from that state, do not renew your Colorado RN. If you pay for your Colorado RN renewal fee and it is determined that your Primary State of Residence is in another compact state other than Colorado, your fee will not be refunded. You must apply for licensing in your primary state of residence. Your APN and RXN authorities will need to be converted to “C-type” authorities before you renew each authority. Please email Hannah.zippin@state.co.us before renewing to have your authorities converted appropriately.

 

PLEASE NOTE: Wallet cards/licenses are not issued for Advanced Practice Nurse and Prescriptive Authority Nurse licenses. You may print the confirmation page at the end of the renewal process for each Authority, and you may also verify your license online at our Online Services Site by clicking here. License information may be accessed with your name or the license identification number.

The online renewal system will assist you in assuring that your RN license and any certifications or authorizations are properly renewed. For general questions regarding the renewal process, please email DORA_DPO_renewalline@state.co.us or call at 303-894-2984.

 

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During the licensing process, the Division asked whether you have ever been disciplined in any state, arrested, charged, convicted or pled guilty to a crime. After initial licensure, all licensed professionals have a duty to report subsequent felony convictions and disciplinary actions. Some must also report misdemeanors related to the specific practice. Failure to disclose could constitute grounds alone for revocation of your license.

Licensure is a privilege, not a right. In order to obtain and retain the privilege, you must be completely honest. The Division conducts annual audits of its licensing database against several criminal and national disciplinary databases, which allows the Division to track subsequent criminal conduct and disciplinary actions after initial licensure.

An arrest, disciplinary action or subsequent criminal conviction does not mean an automatic revocation of your license. The board or program will look at the facts surrounding the criminal conduct and disciplinary action to determine whether you are still fit for licensure. Your license will not necessarily be revoked if you have been disciplined, arrested, charged or convicted, but your license will most likely be revoked if you fail to disclose it.

 

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The Division of Professions and Occupations provides wall certificates for most license types in the Division, including Registered Nurses. To place an online order click here.

 

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To read the current issue of the 2013 Colorado Board of Nursing Newsletter that includes detailed information about the program and more….click here
READY TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE? PRINT RENEWAL INSTRUCTIONS and CLICK HERE TO GO TO ONLINE SERVICES.

 

 

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