I am currently involved in a bad situation and could use some professional advice. I was formerly employed by a LTC facility in Arkansas and was subsequently terminated for "sleeping on the job" when in fact, I was not asleep. On the night in question, I had came to work with a severe headache and had my eyes closed for a few minutes because I felt so ill. Subsequently, the Arkansas State Board of Nursing did an investigation, etc., wanted me to appear before the Board. This was impossible because I had relocated to TX. Anyway, we set up a conference call where I found out that the LTC administrator had sent them a SIGNED statement that I had admitted being asleep. The board said they didn't care that I said that I had never admitted to sleeping on the job. The only thing they said is that it was poor judgment on my part by coming to work in the first place. I was given the option to enter into an agreement of some sorts with them, but to do that I would have to agree to everything that I was accused of regardless of whether it was true or not. I was given the option to voluntarily surrender my license. They told me that they had plenty of people that would testify against me at a state board hearing regardless of whether I showed up or not. They said that more than likely the board would suspend or revoke my license anyway.
Can anyone give me some advice?