Board of Nursing dismissed the claims
- 0Jul 13, '10 by GoNightingaleI am working very hard, together with an attorney, to have the board of nursing in my state dismiss 3 claims made by a prior employer (I resigned from the position, wasn't fired) to the Board. It is costing me alot of disgust and money to do this. I don't know if it's worth it, if in fact they are dismissed, I cannot find a job.
Does anyone know what a hospital's perspective is regarding an applicant who's case was dismissed because the claims were unfounded or unwarranted? Anyone out there been in this position and found a job?
Is there life after this as a nurse?
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- 1Jul 13, '10 by caliotter3As long as this information is discoverable when a prospective employer verifies your license, you will have problems. I hope you prevail, and I hope the attorney does a good job advocating for you. You are not the first or the last to have this happen to them. It is the employer's revenge and they get away with it more often than not. A special place in hell for people who lie about another and prevent that person from earning a living.
- 0Jul 13, '10 by gentlegiverI just went thru the same thing, I was told by the BON that nothing will show up on my licence. Just don't use old employer as a reference. If you have to put them on your application, tell the prospective employer not to contact due to personal conflict. (At least that is what other Nurses told me to say)
- 0Jul 14, '10 by GoNightingaleThanks so much for your support. I'm emotional even as I write this reply. My attorney says that companies hire if the charges are unwarranted and that the BON does not release the investigation materials absent a finding. But I think my attorney is not realistic about that. Now a days, you go on an interview and tell and respond on anapplication that your license was under investigation but there were no findings and case was dismissed, I tend to believe that they just get scared and in some way will disqualify you. I mean I've seen it where the nurse has been truthful and said she had been fired unjustly and that disqualified her. So imagine having an investigation by the BON! It's like going on a first date and the guy tells you he killed somebody!
I just don't know what to do about pursuing this further. It takes thousands of dollars that I do not have to continue this. I would have to start exploring other jobs that I would enjoy doing. Nursing is my second career. I gave up any savings I had to pursue it and am thousands of dollars in debt with Sallie Mae and student loans. I'm not as young as I used to be (55) and what? Maybe 15 more years before I retire (hopefully). I don't think there is a win situation here, but I love nursing. This stinks! And you are right, my employer really wanted to mess up my short-lived 2-year career.
The only thing that consoles me is my firm belief that everything happens for a reason.