Hello, I am a Registered Nurse & have been practicing since 1999. In 2007 I received a letter of Admonition against my license for failure to report to the Board, an incident which occurred while I was camping, and completely away from my work, patients or career!. The issues surrounding the letter of admonition was a non-related issue that I failed to report to the Board because I had no idea I had to report, non-nursing related issues. This letter is significantly damaging my reputation and ability to be hired with many companies! I'm frustrated beyond imagination and would love some input regarding what I can do about the problem! At the time of the incident & letter, I had no idea it was going to be a PERMANENT red flag against my license and ultimately against me! Has anyone else had similar issues with disciplines against their license? And does anyone have any suggestions for me? At the time of the "investigation", I did not realize how serious this was and that I should fight it! The letter seemed so intimidating and scary, even threatening in a sense, so I just allowed it & did not fight it. Now it's haunting me!
Please do not tell me to explain it right up front, because I have already gone that route, I even wrote an explanation & made it part of my resume at one point, but I took it out because it seemed it was causing me more problems to be upfront about it.
I have asked the Board if there is anything at all I could do to get it off my record, but all I received was an answer of "No! It is permanent and there is no way ti remove it..."
It is so unfair to me, and it is keeping me from getting a job! I have struggled with getting jobs ever since the letter became a permanent red flag against my license. Help!!??!!