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STARTING FL IPN - page 2

hello all you fabulous nurses in recovery! i am just beginning my journey to getting my rn license back to normal. i've reported to the board, been referred to IPN. IPN referred my to a list of... Read More

  1. Visit  SouthernPoint profile page
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    Quote from zukita2010
    Hi everyone!

    Where can I get information on reinstating my license after surrendering it?

    Thanks in advance.
    You need to call the State Board for the State you surrendered it in. So for example, if you surrendered in Florida you need to contact them and see what step's you need to take to be able to get a hearing for reinstatement..

    Hope this Helps.
  2. Visit  rn_m profile page
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    I have a question that I cannot seem to get answered anywhere. Has anyone in the IPN program in Florida been able to utilize their health insurance to help pay for costs of treatment in the IPN program??? Please advise???
  3. Visit  virgojd profile page
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    I don't have insurance and didn't have any when I started the program. I noticed when I went for my eval with the addictionologist, they did not accept insurance. the cost is anywhere from 500 to 1000 dollars. I do see a psych dr and psychologist and they would accept insurance if I had it. I go to a stated funded facility so it's all free for me there. I believe if you are required to do IOP treatment, you should be able to use your insurance if it's accepted there. the IPN required meetings and drug screens are not insurance accepted. good luck!!!
  4. Visit  SouthernPoint profile page
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    Quote from rn_m
    I have a question that I cannot seem to get answered anywhere. Has anyone in the IPN program in Florida been able to utilize their health insurance to help pay for costs of treatment in the IPN program??? Please advise???
    My health insurance pays for my therapist. As for the UDS's you have to pay for that yourself. I know of some nurse's who have to see an addictionologist and their health insurance covers that. What are you looking for the insurance to cover?
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  5. Visit  virgojd profile page
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    southernpoint, are you located in Jacksonville? the reason i'm asking is i'm in the IPN nursing support group in Tallahassee. Tally has only 1 group, and only 2 hospitals. I am thinking of transferring to Jacksonville with the hope of meeting other nurses that may have connections on jobs. the group in tally is very clique-ish. I've never felt included and the facilitator doesn't seem to really care to talk to me about my concerns. do you have any advice?
  6. Visit  SouthernPoint profile page
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    Quote from virgojd
    southernpoint, are you located in Jacksonville? the reason i'm asking is i'm in the IPN nursing support group in Tallahassee. Tally has only 1 group, and only 2 hospitals. I am thinking of transferring to Jacksonville with the hope of meeting other nurses that may have connections on jobs. the group in tally is very clique-ish. I've never felt included and the facilitator doesn't seem to really care to talk to me about my concerns. do you have any advice?
    I am in South Florida. We kind of have the same issue's down here as you have up there. We have 1 major hospital system who basically own's our area. As for the NSG's we have 2. The group I belong to is awesome. Our facilitator is great and is there for everyone and is always willing to help each and every one of us.

    I am sorry you are having these issue's with your group and fellow nurse's. I would say call you case worker and speak with them, but I honestly have no clue how that would turn out. If you can afford to transfer that might be what you need to make a clean start and to get yourself moving forward.

    PM me if you need someone to talk with.
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  7. Visit  virgojd profile page
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    Thanks so much, southpoint! the more I think about it, the more I believe transferring would be better! i'll let you know what happens! appreciate it!
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  8. Visit  jiffymama profile page
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    What is the MMPI test?
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  9. Visit  SouthernPoint profile page
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    Quote from jiffymama
    What is the MMPI test?
    It's a Persinality test for mental health. Google MMPI. You'll find plenty on it.
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  10. Visit  SarahV011913 profile page
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    I'm awaiting my paperwork from IPN at this point(the intake paperwork)and was just terminated last week from my position as an ER nurse in Southern FL. So basically I'm at the panic point. I was reading SouthernPoints info and found it helpful and scary. I guess I cant private message her until I've posted 15 things? I'm afraid that I'll never be able to practice nursing again. I guess I'm on here cause I can't really talk to anyone. I can't bare to tell my parents at least not yet. I have a wonderful husband and two amazing step kids that we have 50% custody of. My husband is being as supportive as he can but he's rightfully angry that I've made dreadful decisions that will financially stress us at the least. We NEED my income and that's heart breaking to know I caused this. 100% my fault. Does it get easier and will there be a day I don't have to hate myself? Sorry if the post sounds "poor me" but it's still super fresh and unimaginable. Thanks for reading.
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  11. Visit  MichelleRN34 profile page
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    Quote from SarahV011913
    I'm awaiting my paperwork from IPN at this point(the intake paperwork)and was just terminated last week from my position as an ER nurse in Southern FL. So basically I'm at the panic point. I was reading SouthernPoints info and found it helpful and scary. I guess I cant private message her until I've posted 15 things? I'm afraid that I'll never be able to practice nursing again. I guess I'm on here cause I can't really talk to anyone. I can't bare to tell my parents at least not yet. I have a wonderful husband and two amazing step kids that we have 50% custody of. My husband is being as supportive as he can but he's rightfully angry that I've made dreadful decisions that will financially stress us at the least. We NEED my income and that's heart breaking to know I caused this. 100% my fault. Does it get easier and will there be a day I don't have to hate myself? Sorry if the post sounds "poor me" but it's still super fresh and unimaginable. Thanks for reading.
    Good luck..it does get better..lots of great people here to talk to.
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  12. Visit  virgojd profile page
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    hi sarah and welcome to the "nurses in recovery" group. you will find a lot of support here. you are not alone..... we have all experienced the shame, guilt, sadness, despondence, depression and hopelessness of being an impaired nurse faced with the struggles of coming to terms of this situation. just be honest and open and face your demons. I tried running and the more I ran the bigger the demons became. when I finally turned around a stared the demon in the face, it became a little bit easier. IPN can be your enemy or your friend. it all depends on your mindset and how willing you are to being honest with yourself. without IPN we would all lose our license and/or be arrested. take this opportunity to fight for your license. as you will see on here, you aren't alone and there is ALWAYS someone who is in a worse situation than you are and made it through. I thought when I finally had to self report to the FBON, I was the only ''bad'' nurse out there. Of course you will come across those who are narrow minded and judgemental, but don't let them get under your skin or make you feel less. EVERYONE in this world is imperfect. the problem with drug/alcohol abuse/addiction is it comes with a stigma. My advice to you is to look at past posts on this site of the nurses who have made it through the programs in their states and are in recovery and are now working again. every time I read one of these success stories, I feel hopeful! GOOD LUCK AND PRAYERS TO YOU! this a safe place to come and ask questions and vent!
    Last edit by virgojd on Oct 23, '13 : Reason: didn't finish
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  13. Visit  Blessed_RN2011 profile page
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    Quote from SarahV011913
    I'm awaiting my paperwork from IPN at this point(the intake paperwork)and was just terminated last week from my position as an ER nurse in Southern FL. So basically I'm at the panic point. I was reading SouthernPoints info and found it helpful and scary. I guess I cant private message her until I've posted 15 things? I'm afraid that I'll never be able to practice nursing again. I guess I'm on here cause I can't really talk to anyone. I can't bare to tell my parents at least not yet. I have a wonderful husband and two amazing step kids that we have 50% custody of. My husband is being as supportive as he can but he's rightfully angry that I've made dreadful decisions that will financially stress us at the least. We NEED my income and that's heart breaking to know I caused this. 100% my fault. Does it get easier and will there be a day I don't have to hate myself? Sorry if the post sounds "poor me" but it's still super fresh and unimaginable. Thanks for reading.
    I won't lie to you- the first several months is difficult. You will experience lots of emotions-depression, anger, sadness, guilt and worry. Plus you have to learn to deal with these emotions without numbing them with drugs or alcohol. That was hard for me- for so long I didn't deal with emotions. I have been sober for 2 1/2 years after having a significant addiction to prescription drugs- I surrendered my liscense for a year and have been in my states monitoring program for 10 months. I still deal with guilt, but as I do what I'm supposed to and keep putting one foot in front of the other it does get better. I have come to understand the monitoring program isn't for me- but to protect the public from my addiction. I see it as another layer of accountability. I have four more years left, so I can't afford to resent it. Be honest with yourself and your family and put your sobriety above all else. Glad you have found our little spot in cyberspace- you are not alone ! Just read some of the struggles and successes others have had and I'm sure you will see that you fit right in! Best of luck to you!
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