License revocation

  1. I am in need of some help!!! I was a Registered Nurse in the state of Ohio...I had my license revoked due to failure to comply with a consent agreement. I was an actively using drug addict with alot of bad things happening. I voluntarily surrendered my license to get further help. I did get help at first but then spiraled out of control. It was then that it was revoked. It has been 2 and a half years since then. I have been sober 2 years...completed treatment...NA meetings every week...left an abusive husband. I have totally turned my life around. The only thing missing is my nursing took me 4 yrs to get a 2 yrs degree..i was 25 with 2 kids and actually had another baby in the middle of my clinicals and still never missed a day of class. I read some articles on about some people who have fought and gotten theirs back. This encouraged me so I contacted the Ohio board...they informed me that is was not at all possible to ever get my license reinstated!!! Can anyone tell me is this true?? I was never convicted of any type of crime...never went to jail. I just surrended my license to get help...then it was revoked. I would do anything to get it back. It is the one thing that is still keeping me down thinking that I screwed up the best thing that I had ever done! Please any advice would be great...I am just lost.
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  3. by   Pamela Schinke RN
    We all make mistakes, i feel for you and have a freind in my bibile study that is going through the same thing right now trying to get her license back.
    I don't know the ohio laws, i would call a lawyer that specializes in medical law, and see if you can get a free consultation, the other thing is possibly thinking about leaving ohio. Not sure if this is an option for you.
    My friend here on michigan has been told she has to retake the state boards, so maybe that is an option.
    But the really important thing for you is don't beat yourself up. We all make mistakes, some with bigger consequences than others, but you don't need to keep looking back, leave you loss/greif/sorrow/regret at the foot of the cross of jesus, he forgives, and then you move forward asking him to guide you.
    Good luck and i will keep you in my prayers.
    I am a mother of an 30 yr old daughter who is an alcoholic, she has made some mistakes, and there has been some pain and sorrow, but the best thing about it is she got help, she is sober 6 months now, and on the right track and keeps looking forward. Looking back gets you know where.
    Sorry if i couldn't be more help with the license, but i was hearing your cry and so does jesus.
  4. by   Pamela Schinke RN
    Mich License Restoration Attorney Free Consulation 248-398-7100 DID YOU SEE THIS? MAYBE THERE IS ONE IN OH AS WELL.
  5. by   SantaRN
    Wow....sorry to hear this. Get an attorney, I know that one of the nurse attorneys in Cincinnati has started doing legal consultations by the hour. Might be worth it to just ask her if a revocation is a permanent thing or not. Let us know what you find out.
  6. by   kmccreary
    Thank you all for your encouragement and help...I am going to look into an Attorney. Thanks again to all of you. This site is great!