Hey everyone, I'm currently a SRNA who started school with two previous dwi arrests, both of which were reduced to obstructions of highway. I am currently on probation and have no problems while in school. I am a straight A student in my program right now. Before applying to the CRNA program I had already told the school my history and they had no problem with it either.
I had also self reported myself to the board of nursing as I am supposed to. The issue I'm having now is that the Nursing Board has, after many months, decided to press Formal Charges on me while I am in the CRNA program.
So I have two questions:
1. Does anyone know if the hospitals and anesthesia groups that I will need to do my internship under care about having formal charges?
2. How bad are formal charges really?
Basically if I can't continue my program I'm in such an amount of debt AND I wouldn't be able to get a job afterwards because of the formal charges on my license that my life is basically suspended indefinitely. In my opinion I'd have to start over for good in life and just choose another career even though I'm so close to realizing my goals.
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This is something we can't advise you on - you NEED a lawyer, one who specializes in administrative law and who has dealt with the BON on multiple prior occasions. You should NOT discuss this.
Yes, you need a lawyer.
However, I am pretty sure you made the BON mad by not doing as they asked. You CAN be supervised as a SRNA and they will definately require it now when they give you a Board Order, even if it doesn't come til after you are a CRNA.
YES it matters when you apply for a job or hospital PRIVILEGES (not a right-sadly, you have none).
Don't sign anything, be anonomous and call TPAPN to find out their requiments and if you are even eligible to self refer. The requiments are stringent but no greater than the BON will require now that you are on their radar. The BON has now branded you as uncooperative and its easiest for them to just suspend your license.
The lawyer will best advise you if its best to self refer and get all this NONSENSE overwith.
The BON IS NOT YOUR FRIEND! They have a huge backlog and want to deal with you the simplest way.
NEVER RESPOND TO THE BON OR HOSPITAL PEER REVIEW GROUP WITHOUT TALKING TO A LAWYER 1ST!!
TO ANYONE, if a hospital peer review group starts making aligations, don't admit to anything other than you want to call your lawyer-one that has dealt with the BON and is on your speed dial. They have the right to revoke your PRIVILEGES and you are GUILTY until proven innocent.
Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 16, '13
: Reason: TOS/personal info removed