I could probably call the Board of Nursing in Oregon to ask but when I did that for Texas, they started asking a ton of questions, including my name. I don't really want to give my name for general information. I am hoping someone here knows the answer. I am currently under contract in NV. We have two different types of contracts...a monitoring contract and a probationary contract. If you complete the monitoring contract, you are "free and clear" so to speak. Nothing has been reported to the national database and the only place it would show that I was under contract are in the Board minutes. My question is this: We are considering a move to Oregon after my contract is up in 2014. I was told by the TPAPN people I spoke with that even if I COMPLETED my contract here, then moved to Texas, I would be placed on another contract. I thought that was asinine. If I put in 5 years here, why on earth would I want to do another 2-3 years in a new state, while looking for a job? Jobs are hard to come by, especially with the restrictions we have placed on us (no nights, no home health, no ER/critical care, no narcotics for the first year, no overtime until that is granted back, etc). And if you are not working, you are not getting credit for "time served" on your contract. I'm fortunate and had a job from the day I was hired to work again as an RN and have been working straight through so I won't be on contract longer than 5 years like some of my colleagues who haven't been able to find a job in almost a year.
I am curious if the Board of Nursing in Oregon does the same thing...puts you on contract, even though by that time I will have about 6 years of sobriety, God willing. If I finish out my contract here, can I apply for a license in Oregon and not have to be put on a monitoring contract? Does anyone know?