The IPN finally took my license

  1. 0 Since I got very depressed in 1987 following a severe health issue( I had just finished working 8 years in charge of a Burn Center) I was reported to the IPN for depression. I jumped through all of their hoops,sat in groups of addicts who mainly talked about how to beat the urine screens and showed up nodding off from pills. I went to the doctors they wanted me to see,I was cleared and cleared again. I did have some issues from work mainly because the IPN would only let me work in hospitals and hospitals are only hiring for their hardest to staff units like Bone Marrow Transplant. I also broke my back and have a fusion and an immune problem and would get ill after working in these units. I couldn't physically do it. Mentally I was on top,I know my stuff,I have worked in critical care all my career but it doesn't seem to matter.
    Basically in the IPN I couldn't take a job I could succeed in and because I wasn't succeeding they kicked me out. Now my license will be suspended.
    I'm sorry for the whiny self indulgent nature of this post but I feel like I wasted my life now. The IPN screwed me royally and I don't know what I'm going to do with the rest of my life.
  2. Visit  BelleKat profile page

    About BelleKat

    BelleKat has '30' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'CVICU,Burns,Trauma,BMT,Infection control'. From 'fairyland'; 57 Years Old; Joined Apr '08; Posts: 316; Likes: 554.

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  3. Visit  SuesquatchRN profile page
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    I don't know the history but I know you from your posts here and want to wish you well. And give you a big hug.


    {{{BelleKat}}}
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  4. Visit  BEDPAN76 profile page
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    I am so sorry! The BON can screw you over for sure! I battled my BON for 6 years but luckily kept my license and they closed the case. I jumped through many hoops myself! Was never in a "program" though. That was what they wanted but I fought it. The stress during that time was horrible. I kept on working but it wasn't easy. It has been over for 18 months but I still have nightmares (and day-mares!) Just hold your head high and HANG ON! Do whatever you have to to keep on fighting this! Please keep us posted. I am sending prayers and best wishes to you, Bellekat!
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  5. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    Almost 30 years?! What a horrible way to go through life. Wish you the best to beat this and put all of it behind you.
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  6. Visit  jackstem profile page
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    Have you considered hiring a nurse licensure attorney?It would seem to me you might have a good case. If you want to get back into nursing the attorney might be a good start (and well worth the money).

    Just a thought.

    Jack
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  7. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    The IPN didn't take your license, they don't have that power. The BON does. Any way to hire a lawyer to petition the state. Surely there must be a way to petition.

    Nonetheless, all I can really off is my sincere regrets at your plight. I'm so sorry this is happening to you.
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  8. Visit  Cherybaby profile page
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    I have to go through an IPN Evaluation. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they do in the evaluation process. BelleKat, I really feel for you. I am in a VERY similar situation having to do with meds for my bipolar disorder. Can you please let me know what you experienced in the eval?

    Maybe we can put our heads together and figure this out...
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  9. Visit  ohmeowzer RN profile page
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    bellekat i am so sorry you are going through this. jack has the right idea and please hire an attorney. i send you many prayers and hugs !!
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  10. Visit  BelleKat profile page
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    Quote from Cherybaby
    I have to go through an IPN Evaluation. I was wondering if anyone could tell me what they do in the evaluation process. BelleKat, I really feel for you. I am in a VERY similar situation having to do with meds for my bipolar disorder. Can you please let me know what you experienced in the eval?

    Maybe we can put our heads together and figure this out...
    Yes,I'll tell you all I know,I'll PM you.
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  11. Visit  Cherybaby profile page
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    You're an angel. Thank you. *hugs*
  12. Visit  Cherybaby profile page
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    And, you haven't wasted your life. You were a nurse for 30 years! How can you call that a waste of life? Oh Bellekat...I know how you feel right now. I do. It hurts.
  13. Visit  BelleKat profile page
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    So actually,after I looked trough all the paperwork the IPN has kicked me out twice for paperwork even though they said they never would. I was in the middle of moving and hadn't forwarded my mail yet and the new contract went to the Port Office. When I didn't turn in the contact I never got I was kicked out.When I told them about this they were unmoved.
    The IPN has been a rash on my entire nursing career,just because I asked for help for depression after working in the Burn Center. They change the rules,they want me,at 51 with health issues to work in a hospital setting. I can only work part time,they aren't hiring part time. It was a catch 22.
    This is a heart breaking end to my nursing career,I could go through the board and get into "guess what" the IPN again whcih "works so well" for me.
    No thanks. I'm having a pity party I know and I'm sure nursing will survive without me and this post will probably be removed.
    Maybe I'll go into sustenace gardening,farming,anything where the back biting,back stabbing and all around nastyness that is nursing anymore isn't around.
    Adieu!


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