Hello I am new here My liscence revoked

  1. I am in recovery however I was diverting from er for last six months. Now I am facing criminal charges and I am not sure if my life will ever come back.
    I was told I can re-apply for my RN in five years however if I have a felony then can I still re-apply? please help.
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  3. by   gianna2111
    Hello. I have been a RN for ten years. I started diverting narcotics from the ER last six months. My liscence revoked. I now have no job, facing criminal charges and I am so down I cry daily. Can anyone help if you had similar circumstances?
  4. by   Jessy_RN
    welcome to the site. enjoy your stay and best wishes to you.
  5. by   xenspirit4
    Gianna,

    Despite the issues that I myself have been facing, my assessment of people in nursing is that they are very caring and understanding, and that they are willing to give a person a second chance if that person has truly addressed their problems and emerged from the experience a better human being. None of us are perfect, and all of us on some level are struggling. The downside is that God made us so that not only that we see others failings, they see our own. Well, its a good check. This experience will not kill you, for mercy is the way God expected us humans to interact with each other.
    I hope that you are able to find faith that God will see you through this,
    don't judge yourself, just make necessary corrections (it will be both hard and easy). I myself have found Eastern Orthodox Priest and Nuns the best listeners to my troubles, and the most consistent supporters of me, without letting me off the hook.
    God Bless You, and Don't ever give up on yourself. Ever!!!!
  6. by   toddy36
    Quote from gianna2111
    hello. i have been a rn for ten years. i started diverting narcotics from the er last six months. my liscence revoked. i now have no job, facing criminal charges and i am so down i cry daily. can anyone help if you had similar circumstances?
    i am in final stages of criminal charges(felony). i am an lpn who was addicted for almost 8 yrs. i can re apply for license 6 months after i get off parole. i know exactly how you feel. you are not alone..if i can help please let me know.
  7. by   toddy36
    I know exactly what you are going through It is a long lonely road no one should go down alone. It gets better the minute you decide to get better.
  8. by   gianna2111
    Thanks you can help alot. I am going to pre trial at end of month. You think I will go to prison or plea bargain this or what
  9. by   sjb2005
    gianna,

    I have have no personal experience with your situation. However, I have worked with others in a similar situation. Some have destroyed their nursing career but have recovered. Others have faced the music, went though the legal processes and through intense recovery programs. It is a struggle to recoup. But some can do. Pick yourself up by the boot straps, face the music and set a goal and strong determination for recovery. Others have done it and are now re-practicing as nurses. It is possible to get through this. I wish you all the support and prayers I can give you.
    Shelly
  10. by   GrnHonu99
    Gianna,

    Good luck with your situation. I cant offer any advice but I hope you are getting well
  11. by   Thunderwolf
    Do whatever program you need to do to say clean and work closely with your BON. Demonstrate your sincerity to them. The BON of your state can provide you the answers you seek.

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    Welcome to Allnurses!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Last edit by Thunderwolf on Nov 22, '05
  12. by   K205
    Hey Gianna- Welcome to allnurses . I know this is a scary time in your life, and I know first hand what it's like to be addicted. My hope is that you begin going to twelve step meetings everday. Keep an open mind and just listen. If you can learn about your addiction, begin recovery, and start to change it will help you immensely. We are not BAD people, we are sick people.I know you are ashamed and very scared.Also, it's not easy to stop using, and if you have stopped using, meetings and counseling will help you stay stopped. If you haven't stopped using, please seek help to do so. I just buried a 38 year old friend who was an RN and a mother of two. She couldn't stop, and now her kids have no Mom. If you embark on your recovery, and work hard at it, this situation will unfold for the better. My life is nothing short of a miracle, and at one time, I felt the best way out would be death. Hang in there, and know you are NOT ALONE:icon_hug:
    Quote from gianna2111
    Hello. I have been a RN for ten years. I started diverting narcotics from the ER last six months. My liscence revoked. I now have no job, facing criminal charges and I am so down I cry daily. Can anyone help if you had similar circumstances?
  13. by   biggs
    Quote from gianna2111
    Hello. I have been a RN for ten years. I started diverting narcotics from the ER last six months. My liscence revoked. I now have no job, facing criminal charges and I am so down I cry daily. Can anyone help if you had similar circumstances?
    .

    Your plea for help caught my eye, sugar I have been there, done that, bought that T-shirt, and I will not lie to you none of it was easy. First thing you have to do is get into a treatment program ASAP that is if you have not already done that. Complete your year of aftercare. Join an NA group, and try to stick with it.

    I was extremely lucky, my employer did not press criminal charges against. However I was probably harder on my self than any court ever would have been.

    I would be happy to share my experience with you, and try to point you into the right direction, believe me, I know how down you are right now. You have to take some comfort in knowing you are not alone.

    email me if you like, I would be happy to respond, just having someone else to talk to who understands where you are coming from may just help.
  14. by   LoriAlabamaRN
    I am so sorry that you are going through such a horrible experience. What made you decide to start diverting after 10 years? And how were you caught? I think those two questions will have a bearing on the consequences. I have worked with an RN who was very open over having had an addiction. She was diverting Demerol. She went through recovery, had random drug tests, and was given her license back after the suspension. She pulled her life together. You can do the same. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.

    Lori

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