Recovering Nurses

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    Just wanting to know if there are any recovering nurses out there?? Share some of your stories c another recovering RN.
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    Recovering from......illness, addiction,? Can you please be more specific?


    Thanks!
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    :spin: In my case drugs, but from an disease would be a great blessing from where I came from.

    Lisa

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    I am a recovering nurse who voluntarily surrendered my license in March 2007 for diverting pain meds. I am in the Alternative program in nevada, and will be getting my license, with conditions, back in November 2007. I will be monitored for 5 years. I have learned alot about the disease of addiction, and am in a good program. I am nervous about obtaining employment with my conditional license. I don't know who will hire a nurse with addiction issues. I am leaving it in God's hand. I have been an ICU/CCU nurse for 12 years, and I can't go back to that right now due to my issues with the BON. I will have to learn another area of the field, which is good. Any suggestions for employment out there?
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    [quote=dtgaup;2443802]I am a recovering nurse who voluntarily surrendered my license in March 2007 for diverting pain meds. I am in the Alternative program in nevada, and will be getting my license, with conditions, back in November 2007. I will be monitored for 5 years. I have learned alot about the disease of addiction, and am in a good program. I am nervous about obtaining employment with my conditional license. I don't know who will hire a nurse with addiction issues. I am leaving it in God's hand. I have been an ICU/CCU nurse for 12 years, and I can't go back to that right now due to my issues with the BON. I will have to learn another area of the field, which is good. Any suggestions for employment out there?[/qu
    maybe you could get a job in a DR's office or someplace where you don't deal with meds. i know you worked ICU , but maybe somewhere like nursery... good luck in the future.. i am sure you will be able to find a job.. oh also case management is a good idea... take care
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    :wink2: dtgaup, Keep up the good work. I KNOW how hard it is. I am in the CDDP c the NCBON and I have recently gotten my license back p 9 months of not having it. Unable to work any in the medical field not even as a CNA. I am now in the process of looking for work c restrictions and there are a lot of facilities that will not even look at you c restrictions overall I think they are scared of having to deal c BON and not c the nurse c the restrictions. This is my second time around in the program because of a relapse in Jan so I know my way around the system better. I am blessed because I have a friend who is trying to get me on at the public health dept in my area and I have talked c my old med-surg manager who gave me the chance last time and I have an interview c her next week so keep me in your prayers.

    Lisa
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    I also am a greatful recovering addict with 9 months of clean time. I also surrendered my licenses to NCBON in March 2010 due to diverting opiates. I have been a CNA, LPN, and RN with experience in trauma centers and emergency dept. I have been preparing myself to approach the nursing board to ask for my licenses back...with restrictions of course! This is my first experience with being diciplined, or even drug abuse so I'm nervous for sure. I was told by my ncbon case manager that I could work in dialysis, out pt cardiac rehab, health dept., and any dr's office that doesn't have Rx pads....bow realistic is that? The nursery has also pasted my mind. Anyone out there who knows more info? Thanks y'all
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    To PRESLA, Maybe bt now you have noticed the Recovery and Nurses forum on this site?
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    Moved to the Nurses and recovery forum
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    I am a recovering RN who surrendered by licence in Sept 2007, I am due to be reinstated in sept 2011, I am looking for an attorney to help me with this process, anyone have any advice on the type of lawyer that would be the best to deal with the BON??


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