Many employers confirm nothing but dates of employment, job title, wages and eligible for rehire and it is not uncommon for an employer to not let resigning staff work out their notice if they have a replacement.
Lying is never the right thing to do but telling the truth is not the same as "spilling your guts".
When asked why you left, would it be much of a stretch to say you were uncomfortable in the environment (or you no longer wished to work there) so you resigned <period> When asked what you did for the last year, you stayed home with your kids.
You might call your BON and do a license check (most have an automated system where you enter the license number and a SSN) and see that the report on your license says. I'll bet money it says there is a "closed complaint with no disiplinary action taken" on your record. This is a GOOD thing, it means that someone made a complaint and after investigation by the board you were "cleared".
If there is a closed complaint on your license it is NOT the end of the world. I have 2 complaints on my record that the BON identifies as "closed without action" complaints on my license, (both were malicous with one involving a glucometer that was later identified as faulty by the manufacturer). My BON does NOT disclose the details of the complaint on an employer enquirery and I have NEVER been asked about it by any of the 4 employers I have had since they occured.
The sad fact is that nurses who do steal drugs often bounce from job to job unreported, sometimes for years before they are caught because employers don't report them and don't tell potential employers. If you have been 100% truthful in your story I wish you the best, you will be amazed at how easy it will be to find a job. If you have not been truthful please reconsider returning to nursing until you have your problem under control. (not hinting at an accusation, I have no reason to doubt you, I'm just CYA)
Last edit by kids on Jun 20, '04