In Missouri, it will take anywhere from 1-2 YEARS before they investigate it and make a decision on your license. They only way they move quicker is if they decide you are immediate risk to harm a patient by your behavior or in the case of significant legal issues.
If you do not feel secure in practicing where you are exposed to Narcs, I would suggest finding something away from them, such as MDS, case management, etc. One condition of your probation/suspension, etc from the MOBON, will be that you HAVE to tell any prospective or current employer of your license disciplary action. The employer has certain responsibilties to perform during your probation period, so they will need copies of all paperwork regarding the discipline.
In MO, your license can be reprimanded(hand slap), probation, revoked or suspended. IN all the discipline categories, the "black mark" will remain on your license for the rest of your life. EVEN after you fulfill their requirements. And if you move to another state, the disciplinary action will remain on your nursys records that will be seen by any prospective employer fro as long as you practice.
MO has a ton of stuff they will require you to do in order to fulfill the requirements of the disciplinary order. When you find them all out, please, please, please don't make the mistake that many do...they don't follow the requirements to the letter and they only worsen their situation. DO everything they ask, wayy before their deadlines, set your cell phone
alarm to call every day of the week, holidays, etc at the same time for the UDS tests. IF YOU MISS THESE, you will lose your license..not MAY lose your license...you WILL lose your license--happened to a friend of mine.
I know my words are not encouraging.. I have been there, done that with MO BON(I took some percocets w/o a script and failed a pee test prior to a job offer)(I had borrowed some from a family member while visiting due to pain, and unable to get in my dr's. I didn't have a valid script). I had probation x 3 years. I did everything they wanted-which was a ton of stuff-, didn't miss a pee test and got my probation ended after 18 months instead of 3 years.
Please hang in there... you will get thru this and come out a winner.... it is not easy.....but you can do it.. one day at a time, one task at a time... I would be glad to visit with you as you go thru this, if you want, just PM me.....