Imagine after having my CARN application for re-certification signed/ approved by my employer for twelve previous years, I'm told, "The population of your unit has changed and your experience is no longer eligible for the CARN AND you are the ONLY one with this certification in the building." Bulls***!
I calmly justified that ALL inpatient units have addictions clients, that ALL admitting patients have to be screened for addictions and ALL My graduate school credits are in Addictions Nursing. (Idiot didn't know that I teach a review course in Addictions Nursing). YES, my application for recertification was signed! This CARN was NOT To-Go!