Has anyone received their license after submitting declaratory for bipolar?

  1. 0 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?
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  3. Visit  kmdjkennedy profile page

    About kmdjkennedy

    Joined Sep '07; Posts: 14.

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  4. Visit  CNL2B profile page
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    Holy crap. What state are you in? You seriously had to reveal that kind of information?
  5. Visit  kmdjkennedy profile page
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    Colorado and yes, it's a crappy question!
  6. Visit  TipitiwichitRN profile page
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    Wow... I dont think I agree with that question being asked.

    I dont know if I would have divulged that information to them. I guess they can find out anyway though... ?

    Did you sign a medical release ?
  7. Visit  Fixit profile page
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    I agree. It seems very unfair to ask a new GN that question. You're burned if you tell the truth and you're burned if you don't. The Colorado BON is run by Nazi's.
    nurse15dc and CaOTn96 like this.
  8. Visit  kmdjkennedy profile page
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    No medical release signed but if they find out later, they would pull my license for sure! Will I even get it in the first place though?!?!
  9. Visit  dthfytr profile page
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    Texas asks the same about a number of Psych diagnosis when you apply and when you renew. They stopped asking about depression, thankfully. Checking yes isn't an automatic disqualification as I understand it. What really sucks is that these license files are public records! Don't know if they are in CO or not.
  10. Visit  LfmVigilo profile page
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    A bipolar and pedophilia diagnosis are asked for Ohio's BON.
  11. Visit  CrufflerJJ profile page
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    Quote from LfmVigilo
    A bipolar and pedophilia diagnosis are asked for Ohio's BON.
    In nursing school, an Ohio BON member came to our class & gave a lecture on the Ohio BON. When asked WHY the state requires disclosure of a bipolar diagnosis (& maybe other psych issues - I can't remember), she started a BS song & dance routine about it all being for patient safety, and also said that the board was concerned about the threat of a bipolar nurse stealing medicine from pts, blahblahblah. I guess we should also be concerned that those scum nurses with hypertension or diabetes might also steal meds from their patients. Idjits!
    Jarnaes, flyingchange, JeanettePNP, and 4 others like this.
  12. Visit  roser13 profile page
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    Quote from LfmVigilo
    A bipolar and pedophilia diagnosis are asked for Ohio's BON.
    Because those 2 diagnoses are so similar? And similarly risky for the general public, etc.??

    WTH
    VivaLasViejas, Jarnaes, flyingchange, and 10 others like this.
  13. Visit  LfmVigilo profile page
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    Lol, I can't understand it either.
  14. Visit  oramar profile page
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    The truth is that they have no business asking questions like that. I bet a few good law suits would put an end to it. My gosh, is someone really painting bipolar illness and pedophilia with same brush? It is so insulting to the people I know who have bipolar ILLNESS. Most people comply with their medical treatments and thrive. As for that business about the possibility of drug diversion. Good grief, what evidence do they have for that? I have NEVER heard a word about that in any scientific study.
    VivaLasViejas, againmlg, TDCHIM, and 3 others like this.
  15. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    Ormar. PA license application also asks those questions. Boards of nursing are in place to protect the public. They do not release this type of sensetive info to the general public, but use it to ensure that licensee has STABLE mental health upon licensure and each renewal. Yes people are licensed all the time, just need to go through additional hoop!


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