License Reinstatement After Revoke Is There Hope? License Reinstatement After Revoke Is There Hope? - pg.6 | allnurses

License Reinstatement After Revoke Is There Hope? - page 8

Hello, my name is Robi and I am new to this site and I'm not even sure if I deserve to be here, but I have a question that I hope someone can help me with. I was a licensed Practical Nurse in the... Read More

  1. Visit  rngaltx profile page
    1
    Jamie, I have dealt with a suspended license. My advice to you is spend this year concentrating on your recovery. Document everything you do so you can take it to the BON when you request reinstatement. The BON can be unprediacable at best. I wanted to do RN-BSN while my license was suspended and the programs I applied to told me to come back after my license was reinstated.
    I know the road you are traveling on seems bleak. There will be many hoops to jump through, fines to pay, etc. I'm still jumping through hoops and I will be for a while... BUT IT GETS BETTER!!! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. Continue working your steps and your recovery. Do you have a sponsor?
    tyvin likes this.
  2. Visit  spiritedlpn profile page
    0
    Yes,I have a sponsor. She has been amazing through this whole process.
  3. Visit  lzink profile page
    0
    Dear Jamie,

    I agree that your focus of addiction and recovey should always come first. The second thing is how long was you license suspended, that will make a difference. Additionally I do not know of any RN-BSN who would except you. Even if you found a bridge LPN-RN you would have to have a vailed license. What you can do however is take all of the other courses with exception to those pertaining to nursing. Then when you get reinstated all you will need are the nursing core cirruculums
    I don't know how long ago this event happened, but I get the distince feeling that you are glossing over the the facts and emotions. It is my opinion that if you do not have substantial sobriety the likly hood of a relaspse is very likely.
    I'm sorry that I couldn't have better news for you, but first things first! Take it easy....and best of luck to you in your future endevors. I know if you work the program, have a sponsor and keep clean you may reach you goals! Have faith!

    Sincerely,

    Linda
  4. Visit  spiritedlpn profile page
    0
    I agree, my sobriety is first.. That was my plan to take all of the courses for RN except the clinical portion. I miss being a nurse so much. I'm working as a cna right now and before my license was revoked I practiced nursing for 13 years. My license was suspended for a year because I got busy and forgot to call into Affinity,of course the one day in 2 yeras i forget i was chosen to do a test and just as luck would have it it was reported to the board for noncompliance. I have to stay busy and keep my mind going or this year will not go by fast. I am lucky to have a supportive team,family,friends,sponsor and group. I have read a few posts for nurses in my situation. Like i said I am going to NA,finish aftercare, where can i get UA's done to have proof of them? (I can't be in KNAP because I don't have an active license.) Do I need a lawyer when I ask for reinstatement? I amjust nervous. I want to have all my I's dotted and T's crossed.
  5. Visit  D Garcia profile page
    0
    I had my license officially revoked in 2006 for diverting narcotics. I stopped practicing immedieately (in 2001) once I was notified by my employer that there would be an investigation. I think I tried working for a registry for about a week because I needed to keep making the house payment, but I realized I had no business trying to give patient care. I was put in diversion by the BRN and droped out shortly afterwards because I relapsed, and was extremely frustrated. Since 2001 I have over 8 years sobriety and have given serious thought to returning to nursing if at all possible, after all, I was a damned good nurse. I'm a little apprehensive because in 2004 I got a felony joy riding. That's right, joy riding of all things. I borrowed a friends car who was going through a bitter divorce, it was reported stolen... joy riding. I also recently discovered that I owe the BRN $36,000, the cost of the investigation, none of which I have even attempted to pay back due to my income, and of course a horrible economy. Any thoughts, suggestions, words of encourgement, hints.... HELP!! ANYONE!!!
  6. Visit  VivaLasViejas profile page
    4
    Quote from D Garcia
    I had my license officially revoked in 2006 for diverting narcotics. I stopped practicing immedieately (in 2001) once I was notified by my employer that there would be an investigation. I think I tried working for a registry for about a week because I needed to keep making the house payment, but I realized I had no business trying to give patient care. I was put in diversion by the BRN and droped out shortly afterwards because I relapsed, and was extremely frustrated. Since 2001 I have over 8 years sobriety and have given serious thought to returning to nursing if at all possible, after all, I was a damned good nurse. I'm a little apprehensive because in 2004 I got a felony joy riding. That's right, joy riding of all things. I borrowed a friends car who was going through a bitter divorce, it was reported stolen... joy riding. I also recently discovered that I owe the BRN $36,000, the cost of the investigation, none of which I have even attempted to pay back due to my income, and of course a horrible economy. Any thoughts, suggestions, words of encourgement, hints.... HELP!! ANYONE!!!
    I think what you've said here is actually a cause for optimism: You've hit bottom. Therefore, there is nowhere to go but UP.

    I don't mean that flippantly, either. You have literally had your world yanked out from underneath you, and yet you still are alive and functioning and trying to get back into nursing. That's half the battle won, right there! The trick now is to "eat the elephant one bite at a time", instead of trying to fix everything at once.

    First of all, congratulate yourself on your sobriety! Without that intact, nothing else will be possible for you; with it, you can do ANYTHING.

    Secondly, let's take apart the problem. Your license was revoked six years ago, and you had a felony conviction eight years ago that was not assault/battery, theft, abuse, rape, murder, or any of the other things that permanently disqualify a nurse from licensure. You'll have to check with your state's BRN to see which crimes are permanent DQs, but I seriously doubt your 'joyride' would be one of them.

    People change in 6-8 years' time. They change a lot! They grow, they mature, they get better at discerning truth and accepting responsibility for their lives. I know I've changed a great deal since 2006........so have you, I'm sure. The board may recognize that as well.

    Repayment of the money you owe them for the investigation may well be required before you're able to be reinstated as a licensed nurse, and that's a sticky wicket, but I'd advise you to ask them straight out if you could be placed on a payment plan. Maybe all you can afford is $25 a month, but isn't that a better show of good faith than nothing at all? Perhaps they will negotiate with you and start small, then work up to a higher payment once you're back in nursing and making decent wages. You can always ask; the worst they can do is say no.

    A refresher course will also be necessary since you've been out of nursing for several years. Consider this an investment in your career that will pay benefits for many years to come.

    I hope this at least helps you get started on the road to reclaiming your life. Wishing you the best!
    rcoble, Rawluv, tyvin, and 1 other like this.
  7. Visit  spiritedlpn profile page
    0
    I applied for reinstatement for my LPN license. They want to deny it because I answered NO to a drivers license question. I didn't even think about it. so they are saying that I did it knowingly. They have my hearing scheduled for august 28th. do I need a lawyer to help me get my license back. they have been suspended twice and now revoked. this was in aug 2011.
  8. Visit  tyvin profile page
    1
    Wow...wow...this is the first lengthy thread I've ever read all the way through. The cries for help and displays of the soul ripped at my heart. More then that you have conquered and are are now putting yourselves out there in hopes for the future.

    I got to say I thought I had problems but you guys take the ultimate cake in courage, conviction, and hope. I know you have planted seeds of change in many others that are or were in the same situation as all of you. I know the inspiration comes from your hearts and is felt by this forum with every word.

    Never give up...these multiple displays of absolute courage and sincere faith has given me a renewed hope for all of us.

    Stand tall, keep the belief, you will succeed.

    All of you make me sincerely proud to be part of this forum.
    Simba&NalasMom likes this.

close
close