What happens when a new grad LPN applies for NCLEX and answers yes to have abused ETOH in past 5 yrs. Has been sober and going to AA for 2 years now. Will this affect her employment at a nursing home? Is a scholarship
student and already has a job promised to her. Should she tell her employer about her past?
Apr 24, '09
If you have been in recovery for any amount of time, you can certainly appreciate the importance of being honest. Each state differs widely in how they manage previous discipline, law infractions and substance abuse as each may relate to new applicants. Of great help will be any documentation you may have to support your claim of sobriety (treatment records, drug screens, etc.).
In Florida, your completed application would go to the BON Credentials Committee, which could order an IPN (Florida's monitoring program) evaluation before licensing, if you aren't in possession of treatment documentation. I am the proud holder of a 5yr monitoring contract for that very reason. If you are sober, it's no big deal.
Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Apr 25, '09
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