Has anyone received their license after submitting declaratory for bipolar? - page 3

I checked yes on the RN application about whether I have been diagnosed with bipolar within the last 5 years. I am so worried now. What if I can't become an RN now after going through all that schooling?... Read More

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    Really, it's those that are NOT diagnosed and on meds that are the problem.

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    "AFAIK, every state asks something like this on their licensure application (for nursing)."

    I may be delusional, but I swear that my application for licensure in IN does not ask anything of this nature. Only the various "convicted of a crime" questions.

    If I'm wrong, someone from Indiana will be along to correct me.

    (Uh oh, I may be delusional - suppose I can renew my license?)
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    Quote from roser13
    "AFAIK, every state asks something like this on their licensure application (for nursing)."

    I may be delusional, but I swear that my application for licensure in IN does not ask anything of this nature. Only the various "convicted of a crime" questions.

    If I'm wrong, someone from Indiana will be along to correct me.

    (Uh oh, I may be delusional - suppose I can renew my license?)
    Here in FL they did not ask anything but "convicted of a crime" type.
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    Quote from oramar
    Indeed, I am aware of the question because I have had to answer them. Every time I answer them I get this uncomfortable feeling that it isn't right.
    No it ISN'T right. PA, CO and OH boards of nursing should be ashamed of themselves. Op should just jump some "extra hoops" you say? I sincerely doubt it will be that easy.

    Colorado's board should have told the nursing students ENTERING school that they WOULD BE asked this question prior to obtaining a license.

    Interesting how CO's Natzi BON is letting OP sweat it out for being honest about seeking good mental health care.
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    Quote from roser13

    (uh oh, i may be delusional - suppose i can renew my license?)
    yup! promise you won't steal anything jazzy like htn or those wonderful tasting 81mg orange-flavored baby asa? i know everything else would be safe...:d
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    Quote from happy2learn
    I don't think I can relate a person being by polar with someone who steals drugs. That makes no sense. Just because someone is bipolar doesn't mean they like drugs.
    I agree. I no direct corelation between someone with BPD and a drug addict. I can see where someone with undiagnosed BPD may abuse drugs to cope with some of the symptoms of BPD.
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    it sounds to me as though someone knows virtually nothing about bpd if s/he thinks the person /c bpd will automatically steal drugs based upon no other information than the dx of bpd.
    trying to connect pedophilia with bpd is almost laughable it's so far off base.

    that's sort of like saying i might steal neurontin because i like the dizziness and buzz it causes<not> when i take my hs dose which is larger. i take neurontin as an add-on to keppra as anti-convulsants.

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    it would be the mania part that would be worrying the reg. agencies. We have read the occ. posting here, about nurses needing to regulate their meds because they would be unsafe in the manic state.
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    Quote from kmdjkennedy
    I checked yes on the RN application about whether I have been diagnosed with bipolar within the last 5 years. I am so worried now. What if I can't become an RN now after going through all that schooling?
    Hi, I am just checking in with you. I read your thread and was wondering how things are going for you?
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