Failure of boards

  1. What actually happens to people that have struck out three times on their state licensing boards? We have someone that is still passing meds as a technician but has failed three times. I personally do not think this is safe? Any ideas?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   P_RN
    We don't have med techs here so I can't answer that. I guess if they are allowed and have passed a test for that, then it's ok? Maybe?

    The various states have differing rules about what happens if you don't pass. Check your board to see.

    http://allnurses.com/Boards_of_Nursing/
  4. by   misti_z
    I've heard that after failing the Ga boards 3 times you have to go back to the last 2 semesters of nursing school....yuck
  5. by   thisnurse
    we have a nurse who didnt pass her boards the first time. she is working as a NA. Not permitted to give treatments or meds until she passes.
  6. by   Zee_RN
    When we hire a GN, we orient them, and pay them, as an RN. But if they don't pass their state boards, they stay on staff as a nurse's aide, at the aide's pay rate, until they pass state boards. We are currently looking into sending them to NCLEX review courses at the hospital's expense...

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