I finally mailed the majority of my paperwork required to reinstate my MI nursing license. I am scheduled to get fingerprints done Tuesday, and that will be the final step. Unfortunately, MI requires every state in which a person has ever been licensed to verify that license. For me, that means CA and OH. The paperwork I filled out for CA said, "please allow 6 weeks for processing". 6 weeks? To say yeah, I have a valid license? The most frustrating part for me is that this information is available online to the general public.
Last night I could not sleep, and I was looking at job postings online. I found the job I want. Now I just need the license to prove that I am qualified. :) I'm praying that the job will still be available once the licensing process is finished. It pays very well and only requires 2 12-hour shifts in a 4-week period with the option to work more than that if needed. I'll keep you posted on the job hunt!