Other jobs with a nursing degree? - page 2
Hi, I want to know what the other options are for someone with a nursing degree but no license. Not a revoked license, just if someone were to be denied licensure for like an impairment (physical... Read More
May 16, '12 by dirtyhippiegirl, BSN, RN^Good. I kind of thought that you seemed awfully intent on making a mountain out of a molehill.
There's a great thread in this same forum dedicated to nurses with mood disorders. Drop on in, y'know?
(Personal side note, I really think that there's no reason to disclose a mental illness unless you have a forced commitment -- because that could possibly show up on a background check. I get that you wanted to be truthful but, like the person that you spoke to, there really is no particular reason to disclose a suicide attempt and presumably history of depression/anxiety. You're not an actively hallucinating schizophrenic.)
May 16, '12 by KelRN215, BSN, RNI agree with dirtyhippiegirl. I would not have disclosed this to the Board in the first place. Not that you can go back in time and undisclose it, but in the future there's really no reason to. You said the question asked about any physical or mental impairments that would affect one's ability to be safe. I would have said no and let it be. I wouldn't necessarily view a history of depression or a suicide attempt as something that would affect a nurse's ability to safely care for her patients. Active substance abuse/alcoholism or untreated schizophrenia are things I'd place in that category. I'm of the mindset that I don't disclose anything unless absolutely necessary though- I have several medical diagnoses that I've never even disclosed to my mother!
May 17, '12 by wish_me_luckThanks. I think I may have misunderstood it to read do you have a mental illness/physical illness, which could interfere with your ability...I thought it was saying do you have a mental/physical illness? And then further explaining that if so, disclose because a mental illness could cause possible impairment. I don't know how to explain other than that.