i am an rn whose license was recently suspended.It will be inactive for 18 mos. I have been a nurse for 18 years and i am very afraid. I have an elderly mom & a 6 yr old daughter to worry about. The reason for the suspension is unrealated to nursing/ patient care; it was more-or less a domestic matter.I had to be terminated from my RN position but the managet doesn't want me to leave the hospital system. Do I stay and contend with many questions( and keep my benefits but much smaller pay) or do I apply for unemployment(6 mos.max) and look for a clrical position? I just need some opinions. ALSO...does anyone out there know of any nurses that have had their licenses suspended? I'd just like to know the likelyhood of getting a reconsideration after maybe 6 mos.
Thanks for your help. Please don't outcast me...what happened to me could happen to ANY professional!