Turned down due to nursing probation - page 2

I just wanted to share an experience I had recently with applying for a nursing job. I have a consent agreement with the BON for 5 years also called nursing probation. I was interviewed for a RN job... Read More

  1. Visit  MichelleRN34 profile page
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    Quote from HunnieBadger
    Michelle, I'm in the AP, I think we are in different programs.
    I think you are correct..sorry
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  3. Visit  HunnieBadger profile page
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    It's all good, you're just lucky to have less paper work and obstacles Either way congrats on only having 8 mos left!!
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  4. Visit  KarenJordan profile page
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    Try applying to home health care. I have taken nurses on probation. I just don't have them on hospice cases. Do understand that your supervisor has to submit reports to the state every 3 months (at least in my state) AND the supervisor signs with their lisence number as well that things are on the up and up. Addicts can be sneaky though, this is why many supervisors won't do it. If that employee relapses/divert, you have to report it to the state, which makes you feel bad. I have had a nurse blame me for losing her lisence, it's not a pleasant situation. i have found overall though that these are loyal employees because they can't get jobs in many places. i really only had a problems one time. Try applying to practice setting where you're not dealing with a lot of narcotics, those supervisors are often less fearful of diversion.
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  5. Visit  TXRN2 profile page
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    don't know about the state you are in- but the Texas program does not allow you to work in home health- i think because you aren't working directly under the supervision of another RN.
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  6. Visit  sissiesmama profile page
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    Louisiana doesn't either. There's quite a few places we couldn't work while in our state's RNP.

    Anne, RNC
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  7. Visit  reginarn9 profile page
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    Quote from KarenJordan
    Try applying to home health care. I have taken nurses on probation. I just don't have them on hospice cases. Do understand that your supervisor has to submit reports to the state every 3 months (at least in my state) AND the supervisor signs with their lisence number as well that things are on the up and up. Addicts can be sneaky though, this is why many supervisors won't do it. If that employee relapses/divert, you have to report it to the state, which makes you feel bad. I have had a nurse blame me for losing her lisence, it's not a pleasant situation. i have found overall though that these are loyal employees because they can't get jobs in many places. i really only had a problems one time. Try applying to practice setting where you're not dealing with a lot of narcotics, those supervisors are often less fearful of diversion.

    To. Karen Jordan, It was civil of you to hire a nurse who suffers with the disease of addiction. However, recovering addicts ARE NOT sneaky, unless they are still using. Did she have a preceptor to report to. Nursing is a caring profession. Funny that a majority of nurses would rather see nurses who suffer from the disease of addiction be shunned and burnt at the stake. Regina F Eckhardt, RN on probation reginarn9@aol.com
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  8. Visit  DeeAgnew profile page
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    I am in Texas and not allowedto work in Home Health. Class A misdemeanor as threatened my husband who was going to kill my 3 bunnies. Have 3 months left. Been Nurse for 39 years without a blemish. One error and now can not get a job due to it! Have interviewed and turned down due to situation. Guess my Nursing career is over. Applications a s k about pa s t 10 years legalities. Sad!
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  9. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from DeeAgnew
    I am in Texas and not allowed to work in Home Health. Class A misdemeanor as threatened my husband who was going to kill my 3 bunnies. Have 3 months left. Been Nurse for 39 years without a blemish. One error and now can not get a job due to it! Have interviewed and turned down due to situation. Guess my Nursing career is over. Applications a s k about pa s t 10 years legalities. Sad!
    ((HUGS)) what a jerk!
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  10. Visit  debwprn1321 profile page
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    I am having the same difficulty. I agreed to probation instead of having to spend 20.000 to fight the BRN. Now I can't find a job in the LA area. Any ideas?
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  11. Visit  HunnieBadger profile page
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    I found successful employment in dialysis, and know of at least 5 other RNs who are in the same boat as I am. Granted it was never my dream job, but I have found myself settling in well. Prayers for you to find something soon.
    Hunnie
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  12. Visit  liberated847 profile page
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    Quote from DeeAgnew
    I am in Texas and not allowedto work in Home Health. Class A misdemeanor as threatened my husband who was going to kill my 3 bunnies. Have 3 months left. Been Nurse for 39 years without a blemish. One error and now can not get a job due to it! Have interviewed and turned down due to situation. Guess my Nursing career is over. Applications a s k about pa s t 10 years legalities. Sad!
    As I read this I can't help to wonder what the other side of the story is...
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  13. Visit  Umberlee profile page
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    Quote from debwprn1321
    I am having the same difficulty. I agreed to probation instead of having to spend 20.000 to fight the BRN. Now I can't find a job in the LA area. Any ideas?
    I had to take a truly awful job at the biggest dive of a nursing home we had here in town. I only did it until my restriction on passing meds was lifted, then I was lucky enough to network with another nurse in recovery and get hired at her workplace, a group home for DD adults. The psych facility I'm at now is also recovery-friendly and there are two of us here on contracts (well, actually I just graduated). Networking is super important IMO...we have a CEO at a small hospital nearby that I met during an AA meeting and he told me if I ever wanted a job there that he would be sure HR didn't discriminate for being fired for diversion. If there are any caduceus groups nearby (and you're in LA, there should be tons!) go to those. We don't have them here but I can't emphasize enough...network, network, network, find out what places are program-friendly and what places not to waste your time at.
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  14. Visit  Twoyearnurse profile page
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    Umberlee you could not be more correct! Networking is so important, landing a job where there is another nurse in recovery would be amazing, if only for the support and understanding! Not to mention one of the most terrifying experiences is walking into an interview not knowing if the facility is at least recovery friendly, especially if one thinks one is the only one there (like all those ones?).
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