Hi, I'm an RN in IA. I had a charge for prohibited acts in oct 09 for forging a prescription during my active addiction. I have completed everything asked through the BON (suspension and probation) but still cannot work as a nurse for 4.5 more years b/c of the OIG exclusion list. First of all, they didn't put me on the list until almost 2 years AFTER the charge, which is BS. And I'm under a required 5 year wait even though my charge was deferred, I've completed probation and am going to get this charge expunged. I'm okay with the BON and the State judicial system BUT STILL CANT WORK!! I'm working at minimum wage job and am very down about losing my nursing career. I need ideas for places to work while on the list! There isn't much unfortunately... I've applied at the blood center of IA and Biolife plasma center and thinking I could possibly work there without issues. No luck yet. Any more ideas?? I so badly miss saying "I'm Rachel and I'll be your nurse today!"