RN needs work in VA w/ disciplinary action - page 2

Hi everyone. Im a RN trying to find employment in Virginia. I have a reprimand on my license after it was suspended briefly due to investigation. (I was in the Florida IPN for 5 years. Virginia is my... Read More

  1. by   SuzieVN
    You do not have an 'active unrestricted RN license'. You have a permanent, as in 'forever', encumbered license, and will be blackballed, forever. Your past will never be forgiven. Never. You must realize this, to be able decide if you should find another way to make a living. Best of luck, to you.
  2. by   SuzieVN
    What do I do?????[/QUOTE]
  3. by   wish_me_luck
    It's not forever, Suzie...from my understanding. I am currently in HPMP (VA's program) and from what I was told, after the 5 years of HPMP, the license becomes an unrestricted compact license. I would imagine though, that my board order will forever be online.
  4. by   TXRN2
    @ wish_me_luck: how are you doing?? been wondering about you! how are things going with the job hunt/your recovery program??
  5. by   wish_me_luck
    I am doing pretty good. I still don't have a nursing job. I will admit, I haven't looked as much as I should be. In a little over a week, I will have a year sobriety. In a week, I will have been in HPMP 8 months. I am fine as far as the BPD; I think self awareness helps a lot and taking personal responsibility. I am still doing the volunteer thing and I really like it. I am getting ready to start facilitating NAMI support groups and hope to build it into an affiliate and try my best to help other people with mental illness (and substance abuse issues). I did apply for a job that deals with psych. I hope my personal (and volunteer) experience can help land the job.
  6. by   SuzieVN
    I feel for you, and for me, and for the millions of other Americans that are becoming 'beyond redemption' for past transgressions irregardless of the severity of same.
  7. by   vamurse
    Hello there. New here and this is my first post. I was recently fired for opiate abuse at work and have just enrolled in HPMP. have any other nurses found work in VA while in the program? I'm pretty scared about all of this and am wanting to know if I have a hope of working in the va beach tidewater area...
  8. by   SharonInVirginia
    I am having similar issues in the Roanoke, VA area...anyone have suggestions?
  9. by   vamurse
    Hello all. There is hope for us fallen angels yet. I have had a number of really good interviews with the "big f" of dialysis companies. I even have a tentative offer. They still have to do background check and this has me scared as I recently pled guilty to felony possession under the first offender statute. Both my lawyer and te judge made clear that I am NOT a convicted felon though. I plan on attaching a letter outlining the charge an that it is for the same issue that I am in HPMP for which I disclosed during my interview. I just hope this wont ruin my chance at being able to make a difference again... Ill keep you all updated and please, fingers crossed for me?
  10. by   vamurse
    Hello again. There is hope, there is light at the end if the tunnel. I was hired and even got a $3/hr raise from my previous position. Don't give up there's work out there for us.
  11. by   Twoyearnurse
    Congratulations! So proud. Good thoughts to you from
    Alaska!
  12. by   tlcnurseconlin
    I don't understand how they can "see" this previous issue? I'm in Indiana and when you look up a nurse license it just says "Active" or "Inactive".. How if it is active they see previous issues?
  13. by   HunnieBadger
    Dialysis is a safe restart...and its true "F" is very friendly to nurses with hx of addictions! I am thankful for them and their open hearts, allowing mr a new beginning with my career!

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