any suggestions/advice

  1. I just have a question for anyone who has had any disciplinary action taken against their license. I am currently coming to the end of a 6 month suspension for something that did not merit that kind of action but I am really interested in how hard it is going to be for me to get a job once I get my license back. Any help or advice would be much appreciated.


    aprilangel01
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  2. 9 Comments

  3. by   llg
    A lot will depend on the offense. Apparently the BON thought it was more serious than you did.
  4. by   leslie :-D
    it's not like you can omit it from any future interviews either, since it is public knowledge.
    much luck to you.
    maybe you'll interview w/someone who also downplays its' severity.

    leslie
  5. by   mr nurse
    what was the accusation and what were you charged with?

    how long was the process? weeks, months or years?

    reason is i fear i might be in the same boat as you in the near future. thanks
  6. by   TheCommuter
    LTCFs (nursing homes, rehab) tend to have the most lenient hiring practices since they are usually the most short-handed. They are not the most glamorous places to work, but at least you will be employed and have your livelihood back.
  7. by   HM2VikingRN
    I think being honest is the best policy. I think it is important to accept full responsibility for the behavior that led to the suspension when you interview which probably includes describing if asked by the interviewer what led to the suspension without any rationalization. (Hard to do but it shows honor, courage and integrity to the interviewer which will help them decide to give you a chance to prove yourself.)
  8. by   traumaRUs
    You might try doing a search on this site. There are multiple threads about this topic. The commonality of the folks that do get a job is their willingness to admit they made a mistake and take full responsibility.
  9. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    It all greatly depends on the reason/story behind the suspension. I certainly wouldn't go into a job interview with the attitude that you didn't deserve to be suspended, rather go into it with the explanation for the suspension and what you have learned from the experience.
  10. by   P_RN
    I want to add this caution: The information you reveal is being read by anyone who has access to the internet. You are on the biggest, most read nursing board in the world. Even though you don't name names, your situation is unique enough for someone to add 2 and 2 and come up with YOU!
  11. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from P_RN
    I want to add this caution: The information you reveal is being read by anyone who has access to the internet. You are on the biggest, most read nursing board in the world. Even though you don't name names, your situation is unique enough for someone to add 2 and 2 and come up with YOU!
    very true.
    allnurses comes up in my google searches all the time.

    leslie

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