Finding a job after probation, will I ever be the nurse I really want to be again? - page 2

Ok, I think I may have screwed up a little bit, but I recently got fired from a hospital who suspected me of diversion, and the allegations brought forth to me said nothing about diversion and I... Read More

  1. by   Isabelle49
    My daughter, who has been a nurse all of 7 years received her first DUI last year. She pled guilty because she knew the DA probably had her lab results. At present she is only allowed to work in a hospital or dialysis unit and is not allowed to work the night shift at all. She has been out of work for 3 weeks and is a single mom to a 15 y.o. She will lose her home (she lost the first home to Hurricane Katrina). I am just so sad and depressed over her situation. I am her mom and there is nothing I can do. Mom's are supposed to make things right! BTW in our state if you have a criminal record may not enter the Recovery Nurse Program.
  2. by   Isabelle49
    To make us really feel bad, an RN, who was my preceptor was caught 'shooting up' on the job, by myself and another nurse. She was reported, was out of work for about a month and back on the job on the day shift full time. She did ultimately screw up and voluntarily surrendered her license. Moral here: if you shoot up on the job, you'll fare better than with other infractions while off the job.
  3. by   2004RN
    In response to ChristiRN:
    It is very likely that for future jobs your applications will consist of something like "Has your professional license ever been on probation, suspended or revoked?" or you will be asked about why you left a previous job. I am not sure if any discipline is expunged, it may be restored with out restrictions however there is a history or comments section that shows any past disciplinary action.
    I think it will be difficult to dodge the past, honesty is always the best policy.