And thank you for taking the time to read my post. Any input would be greatly appreciated at this point. I'm going to tell my story and I will be as honest as I can with my memory as this is been a decade ago.
Right out of high school I was accepted into a nursing program
, I had to work full-time at the time and was unable to complete the program… However I was able to finish my geriatrics clinicals as well as others, so I was able to take the CNA test and I passed.
I worked for about a head in a LTC and loved it. I then met my partner (I'm a male, were a gay couple), and he was accepted into the graduate program (pharmacy school) in the middle of nowhere Kentucky. I moved to Kentucky with him, and I was able to find a job at a small nursing home… From the beginning I could tell the staff wasn't comfortable with me
This was around the time that the Brokeback mountain movie had came out… they would constantly make slurs to me and pretty much harass me. I dreaded every day I went to work. I worked night shift and the charge nurse was very openly homophobic. She disliked me very much.
Anyway, I was doing my rounds one night while the nurse was doing her med pass. I kind of shook a patient (he wasn't responsive and I thought maybe he had passed). Well the next day I got a call from the DON saying I needed to get there stat. So I did. And she advised me that the night shift nurse has told her I was pushing a resident aggressively, and that I would be immediately suspended until an investigation was completed.
It is my understanding that the ombudsman came in and did an investigation. They found the claim to be substantiated and I relieved a letter in the mail stating that I had to attend an administrative hearing.
The day before the administrative hearing my mother had passed away. I didn't even think to call them and reschedule bc there was so much going on.
This resulted in my name being placed on an abuse registry. I've tried to challenge it and get another hearing but they won't have it.
Since then I have completed a BS in Computer Science. I was recently let go from my job and they are willing to pay tuition for certain types of training. I've ALWAYS wanted to be a nurse. I applied for an LPN program and was accepted. I'm supposed to start in March.
I'm cleared on the FBI background check, and I've also contacted the OIG and they verified I'm not on the sanctions list. However, my name is on the nurse aide abuse registry.
If i if I complete this program is this going to cause me issues getting licensed ? I live in another state now. I've never wanted to be anything but a nurse. For years I've let the fear of even trying cripple me. I just don't want to go through this program and not be able to be licensed. I don't even want to work in LTC. This is a 1+1 program--the first year is LPN, second is RN and then you get a nursing diploma.
Any thoughts or suggestions? I know legal advice can't be given on here. But any input would be greatly appreciated.
I have no idea. I would ask someone in a position of authority at your school or consult an attorney that is familiar with the BON in your current state. I wasn't even aware there was a list of this nature. Is this a state organization?
Did they pull or sanction your CNA license? If so, that may cause you a problem. You are usually required to report all licenses or certifications that you have previously held to the BON in the state you wish to get a license in.
Last edit by Cat365 on Jan 11
: Reason: Additional thought