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  1. How do you know when you are finished with First Lab?
    OH Dang..I am sorry wish me luck..it was learning lessons that posted he/she was done. I apologize and hope I did not hurt your feelings with that faux paw. I am always hesitant to call the board..I...
    Jan 7, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  2. How do you know when you are finished with First Lab?
    Thanks for the info..though I do not have a case manager since I was never in TPAPN..Just dealt with the board. Wish me luck...you said when you tried to log in it would not let you. Was that with...
    Jan 6, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  3. TPAPN Complete
    If it is First Lab..that was exactly my question...So is that it..no balloons..no ticker tape parade?? Well I think you deserve one so.....
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  4. How do you know when you are finished with First Lab?
    Hello awesome recovery nurses!! Question..I have completed my one year of stips under my Board order in Texas..Handed in all the quarterly reports, all the certificates for mandatory classes, held a...
    Jan 5, '13
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  5. Early recovery and a death in the family
    I lost my Mom during the time I was being served with a Board order. I was very angry at life in general and questioned many things about my recovery and my profession. Staying sober was the only...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  6. Working with stipulations
    Thank JMO..So good to hear from you!!! We will keep the lanterns burning for those who are in that dark place. Hope things are going well for you. Would love to hear from you in a PM in you get a...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  7. Working with stipulations
    Hello Hope1967. I feel your pain and I know you are in the dark place of despair and shame. I know that place well. I also know there are better days to come. This journey is a rough one, but there...
    Oct 6, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  8. Working with stipulations
    I started this thread as a very frightened, very hopeless, and very angry nurse of 34 years tenure and many years of addiction. Thanks to a program, a higher power, and a lot of support from friends,...
    Sep 26, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  9. Accusation by spouse
    I say you use the "I don't like what I see" line next time he leaves the toilet seat up..LOL..Glad to see you post again TXRN2..you have been a great inspiration to me in my journey.
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  10. Working with stipulations
    Sure,,I will be happy to e mail you.
    Sep 9, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  11. Abnormal UA
    JZ RN..I felt very much like you a many moons ago..Please remember.."there but for the Grace of God go I." I had to remember this the hard way.
    Aug 10, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  12. Abnormal UA
    The reason they test for creatinine, and a myriad of other things, is that folks who have not found the path to recovery have been known to catheterize themselves and irrigate their own bladders with...
    Aug 6, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  13. Board Ordered Medication Administration Class
    I will PM you the name of the place in Tyler I went. You will really like the instuctor. I took the med admin class, the documentation class and the juris prudence class. The lady who teaches this is...
    Jul 20, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  14. Board Ordered Medication Administration Class
    I took my classes in Tyler Texas. Are you a Texas nurse?
    Jul 19, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  15. Will starting in psych put me at a disadvantage in the future?
    ..and I totally agree with modgoth1..lots of nurses on this site who totally prefer wearing their negative knickers instead of their positive panties while they build their monuments of nothing for...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  16. Will starting in psych put me at a disadvantage in the future?
    I say..go psych nurse go..too many good nurses have taken the "med surg first" advice only to burn right out and quit nursing. I love the NP idea. I have never worked in a setting yet where a psych...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Psychiatric Nursing
  17. Blessed with a job while on probation with narcotic restriction
    Very positive and uplifting story. Thank you for sharing "the good news" with us. One of the best things that came out of my recovery is my re realization of my love for nurturing and caring for...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  18. Reinstatement of license after voluntary surrender?
    Can't really add anything to Jack's wisdom except dealing with board proceedings without a lawyer, for me, would be like rewiring my house while wearing wet socks. I would just be counting on the...
    Jun 28, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  19. Almost 4 years, no luck finding nursing job, life destroyed?!
    ..another upbeat, supportive post from all_over_again. much like another of her many helpful posts... and i quote: "screw nursing. if the people and the boards want perfect nurses who will work...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  20. Working with stipulations
    Thank you GitanoRN, 5 months of stips down, 7 to go. I always enjoy your positive upbeat posts. Thank you for your support on this forum.
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  21. TPAPN nurse having hard time finding work
    No I never dealt with TPAPN. I was reported directly to the board. My situation is a little different in that I MUST give narcotics as part of my board order and also work under the supervision of...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  22. TPAPN nurse having hard time finding work
    Hi RenieRN and welcome to the fold. There are lots of posts on this forum regarding this subject and many of them specific to TPAPN. To summarize, these are the things I gleaned, when I was looking...
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  23. Difficult Conversation re need for bathing
    Being raised by depression era, rural farming, parents, I can also add that this is a cultural thing. For his entire life, my father associated taking a bath with only 2 things..he was visibly dirty...
    May 17, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  24. tnpap is not fair. has anyone been through this?
    Shoulda, woulda, coulda...I am sure the monitoring body will take care of assigning the appropriate amount of blame and guilt for this nurse's actions without our help. Gee whiz!!! OP..please do...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery
  25. tnpap is not fair. has anyone been through this?
    Hello..and welcome to our world. The state BONs do not distinguish between heroin and pot and alcohol..if you are caught with any of these substances in your system, you are an addict in their...
    May 9, '12
    Forum: Nurses / Recovery


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