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  1. The promises....they do happen...if we work....
    Congratulations to you for all your success! Thank you for posting such an inspiring story. I, too, have completed my contract and have over 3 1/2 years of sobriety. I am so thankful for the many...
    Jul 24
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. advice needed for non nursing job with MSN
    What about in some type of Pharmaceutical company in research or sales?
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. The road to recovery paved with Elmo and a Christmas Tree....
    Thank you for sharing your story. It gives everyone on this forum hope and encouragement. Congratulations!
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. relapse with HPRP
    Maybe what happened was that the prospective employer asked about that directly when the caseworker spoke with him/her. You certainly can't expect the caseworker to lie about it. I know it is very,...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. need some insight into ga consent order and surrender of ga license.
    I would think that surrenduring your licenses looks like you are not willing to be compliant with monitoring in those states. Can you just not renew those licenses when they are up for renewal? I...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. Ending consent early
    Beware that your BON may be reluctant to let you end the consent agreement early since you are an advanced practice nurse, presumably with prescriptive authority. Best of luck to you.
    Dec 17, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. Giving the license up
    I agree with CatMom. Please think carefully before giving up a professional license. It may be very, very difficult to ever work in a professional capacity again or in any helping field if you have...
    Dec 2, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. Nurse in Recovery in Ohio
    Only an attorney experienced with dealing with the BON in your state would be able to answer your questions regarding license reinstatement. Are you in a monitoring program? If so, the staff...
    Oct 29, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. Frustrated
    In my state, the Board Orders are very detailed, including all psychiatric diagnoses (all substance abuse/dependence diagnoses are psychiatric disorders) and a thorough listing of any problems that...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  10. License reinstated but no one will hire me
    I must admit I never understand why people post on here about our "protection" under the American Disabilities Act. This forum alone is FULL of posts from recovering nurses who are denied employment...
    Oct 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. IPN case closed, now referred to BON.  Please advise!
    Hire an attorney experienced in dealing with Boards of Nursing if you can. An attorney will work to see your rights are protected. Remember, the BON does not care about your disease, depression or...
    Oct 4, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  12. Any advice on which path to take, IPN or self-report and go from there.
    Does The Florida BON run background checks for license renewals? In my state they do, so anyone who hasn't reported a DUI or any other criminal charge gets found out anyway. I hope Southernpoint...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  13. NC nurse looking for encouragement
    Congratulations on your recovery! I admire your courage, persistence and willingness to share your story. You shared that you are working 2 jobs, have children at home and are actively working a...
    Sep 5, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. 1st DUI Deferred by Courts but BON Still Suspended My License
    I know in Indiana nurses are asked very specific questions regarding criminal activity on license renewal applications. One of the questions is worded in such a way that it asks about whether you...
    Aug 31, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Will the California BRN really consider my re-application???
    I would follow your attorney's directions exactly if he/she has experience with administrative law and Nursing Boards. Begin gathering documentation to prove your efforts at recovery. If your license...
    Aug 8, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  16. Alcoholism VS Addiction:What does everyone think?
    Thanks everyone for your comments. I just don't understand the rationale for not requring alcoholics to see an addictionist if the pathophysiology for the disease is the same.
    Aug 1, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  17. Alcoholism VS Addiction:What does everyone think?
    The monitoring program in my state has decided that alcoholics do not need to see an addictionist anymore. The program used to be that anyone who had a dependence diagnoses was required to see an...
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. Getting ready to self report
    I would suggest contacting an attorney who has experience with Nursing Boards who can advise you on the best course of action. Good Luck.
    Jul 25, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. IPN Northwest Florida
    IPN is very similiar to all the other monitoring programs out there. I am not from Florida, but in my state there are nurses who are in our program who are not addicts or alcoholics, but find...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Trying to pick myself up during my suspension.
    You must deal with the shame and guilt before you will be happy and successful no matter what path you choose. I hope you are working with a sponsor who can guide you through the steps, and have a...
    Jul 16, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. Just submitted application to TX BON  for re-instatement
    Congratulations on your recovery and thank you for sharing your experience with us. It is wonderful that you acknowledge that you are a success-no matter if you are a nurse or not. So many times we...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. Addiction Considered Disability?
    Chaddy12, you haven't worked in nursing in over 2years? You may want to consider doing some CUE's before you go before the BON in your state to have your probation lifted. The reason I say this is...
    Jul 2, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  23. Reinstatement of license after voluntary surrender?
    Jackstem, do you think that someone should retain an attorney if asking to have probation lifted? Is it worth the expense of an attorney even if the licensee was completely compliant during the...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  24. Blessed with a job while on probation with narcotic restriction
    What a wonderful story of courage, hope and perseverance.
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. suspension/reinstatment question
    I am sorry you are having a difficult time, but I do have some comments you may want to think about. First, you are absolutely correct that after reinstatement of your license (which isn't automatic...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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