i believe it's time to call it quits...... - page 3

obviously no one is going to hire a nurse in IPN with a 5 year contract and with a criminal background. it's just not going to happen. I've only been in IPN for 6 months, but the financial toil... Read More

  1. by   catmom1
    Quote from virgojd
    I agree RNOTODAY. I would have NEVER self reported if I didn't have a criminal background.
    It brings tears to my eyes even 13 years after the fact to remember that I "confessed all" to the BON back in 2000, thinking I would get help if I were honest. How sadly ignorant I was!!!!

    I will have 9 years clean and sober this December and it is despite the BON not because of them that I have been able to reclaim my life.--a life without the benefit of the expensive and difficult nursing training that apparently means nothing if you have a "past" like mine.

  2. by   Junebug59
    catmom, I guess we all have our journeys.... and hindsight being 20/20, we can hopefully give insight to others regarding our trials. if anyone out there is reading this post, do not self report if you don't have to. The BON will chew you up and spit you out. They who are nurses, do not have an ounce of compassion when it comes to nurses with substance abuse issues, nor do prospective employers. once they see that you have ''issues'', you are judged without any benefit of a doubt.

    so, catmom, are you saying you are no longer a practicing nurse?
  3. by   BamaRN2004
    Hang in there. There are people out there who are willing to give others chances. We all do wrong in life may it be big or small we all have done it. And someone tells you they haven't then they are lying to you and themselves. I have faith you will get back to doing what you love. Work the steps, focus on sobriety. work minimum wage jobs and apply every single day for thousands of jobs. Even if you don't think the job is for you apply anyways. You will get there as we all will. If we do what is right and that is clean up our lives and know our past mistakes were wrong then we will win in the end. For those who just give up and not try they will never know what could be would they. Why some of us have to have lives full of hard times and endless heartaches we will never know why. But I do bleive there is a reason why we have to suffer with addiction and have to work harder for out licenses than others. Sending healing and loving thoughts your way. Hang in there. We will all do this and we will do it together but never give up on a dream.
  4. by   10yearnurse
    Hang in there. Just got a possible offer today! It's possible! Just keep trying!