Any advice on which path to take, IPN or self-report and go from there. - page 2

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I am a practicing nurse in FL. In 2007 I got a DUI and self reported to the BON, they gave me a written warning and dismissed my case. Well, 4.5 years later I did it again. Since then I have been in counseling and attending AA... Read More


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    In Louisiana you are given much more support and help if you self report and the earlier you do it the better. It shows you know you have a problem and you want help to solve it. If you dont self report and try to fight it you will be treated in a much harsher way. You have already admitted on here what you did so you know that you did something that would be questionable to the board.













    nurse in FL. In 2007 I got a DUI and self reported to the BON, they gave me a written warning and dismissed my case. Well, 4.5 years later I did it again. Since then I have been in counseling and attending AA to change my life style. I was not an alcoholic, but my life style was meet the guys for a couple beers. As we know, it only takes a couple to get charged. Since the incident I do not go out with the guys anymore and very rarely have a drink. I am unsure if I should self-report to IPN or self-report to the BON and see if they request it. Any advice from someone who has been down this road would be great.[/QUOTE]
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    Florida BON does look back I believe 10 years now. I know of Nurse's who have been deciplined over something that happen prior to them becoming a nurse. It honestly doesn't pay. Just do what needs to be done if you want to keep your license. Call IPN and jump through their hoops. IM me if you need any help or have questions.

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