Board orders to TPAPN. When will all the waiting stop?!

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    Hello,

    This is my first time posting to this site. I have been a long time lurker as of recently where I have found some useful information from nurses in similar situations; but what I have not seen anyone talk about is the waiting process to get on TPAPN.

    Here is a little background: I was on board order for a year, completed 9 months, then was referred to TPAPN by the BON. I have waited almost a month since the new board order for TPAPN was ratified and still have not heard anything from the BON or TPAPN. I was given 45 days to sign with TPAPN as per the new board order, however I have not received anything from the BON or TPAPN to start this process and I do not want to be non-compliant with this new order. I have seen posts where nurses would be referred to TPAPN and then are able to return to work within 2 weeks! I am just wondering if anyone has experience with this? I feel like I'm just waiting ominously.

    Since I have been anxiously waiting I called TPAPN to ask how to start the process and they told me that I should be receiving something in the mail or a call from the intake department from TPAPN. I will be contacting the BON Monday to see if anything has been processed. If anyone has experienced this and has some advise please let me know. Thanks.
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    If anyone reads this, I had contacted the BON and they said that papers should have been sent 4 weeks ago, but TPAPN never received anything, so all they can do is send it again... I've been waiting for nothing really...
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    That stinks!!!! It is very frustrating dealing with all powerful BON! Just chalk this up to lesson learned and keep on going. You can do it!
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    Thank you for the words of encouragement. That's all I can do is attempt to keep my head up and move forward since I can't stay in bed crying all day (although I wish I could).
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    Just wondering how things are going?
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    Quote from RNMSN51
    Just wondering how things are going?
    Well I just received my letter from TPAPN and sent in the enrollment fee yesterday. Now I'm wondering how long it will take before I can go back to work. I have been waiting so long already. I just can't wait to go back to nursing. I know I will be the happiest nurse out there when that time cones.
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    i was not board ordered into TPAPN, but this is how it worked for me. towards the end of IOP- my therapist signed a form releasing me to return to work, & i was able to start looking for a job. good luck- a TPAPN case manager should call you- & you should find out then if you can start looking. sorry- but i don't know how it works when you are board order into TPAPN.
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    Quote from TXRN2
    i was not board ordered into TPAPN, but this is how it worked for me. towards the end of IOP- my therapist signed a form releasing me to return to work, & i was able to start looking for a job. good luck- a TPAPN case manager should call you- & you should find out then if you can start looking. sorry- but i don't know how it works when you are board order into TPAPN.
    Thanks for the input. I'm sure it's the same process once you get into tpapn. Do you mind me asking how long was your iop? I'd just like to gauge how much longer I will be waiting until I go back to nursing. I'm currently working a job that pays 1/3 of what I was making and my lease is up next month. Problem after problem but this will soon pass.
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    my IOP was 5 or 6 weeks. at about the end of the fourth week- she signed my return to work form & assisted me with advice about what jobs to look at (dialysis, not med-surg or ICU, some clinic jobs, some mental health positions...) there have been several threads/posts on this forum about what jobs can fit within the restrictions of TPAPN or other states monitoring programs- they are basically the same. good luck- hang in there!! this will all pass, as you said!
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    i am very proud of you and wish you the best. please keep us posted


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