Turned down due to nursing probation - page 2

by determined_nurse | 11,404 Views | 28 Comments

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 a local hospital and the... Read More


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    I know that in North Carolina we are required to, down to a conference call with the program manager and the hiring manager from what I gather. Best part of it (insert sarcasm here) is that if the board disagrees with the choice of employment, they can tell you that you can't work there!! So it's not easy to land a job d/t all the stips AND they can still tell you it's not a satisfactory choice! Not to mention all the other ways they will run my life for the next few years...
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    I live in NC and didn't have to do that .
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    Michelle, I'm in the AP, I think we are in different programs.
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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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    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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    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.
    sallyrnrrt, DeeAgnew, and TXRN2 like this.
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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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    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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    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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    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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