Former coworker's license was revoked (TPAPN)

  1. Hello, all.

    I simply wanted to share my sobering shock with you all, regarding a former coworker that I worked with last year. She once had a promising career as an RN in the ER at a major hospital, but became addicted to Vicodin after experiencing marital problems. She was ordered by the Texas BNE to complete TPAPN to avoid revocation of her license.

    The area hospitals wanted nothing to do with her since she was going through TPAPN. She accepted a job at the nursing home/SNF where I am employed, and truly seemed to have a good rapport with the patients. However, she was forced to quit after about 7 or 8 months on the job due to a nurse manager who was making her life at work miserable.

    I was browsing through the Texas BNE website, and was utterly surprised to see that this person's license was revoked last week. This person's livelihood and career are all gone, just like that.
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  2. 3 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Drug and alcohol addiction are all too common in nursing and society in general. People lose their livelihood and destroy lives in the process. It's a hideous problem destroying many a promising life and those around them.
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    thats a shame. she probably was a great nurse too. just got herself off track...


    Quote from thecommuter
    hello, all.

    i simply wanted to share my sobering shock with you all, regarding a former coworker that i worked with last year. she once had a promising career as an rn in the er at a major hospital, but became addicted to vicodin after experiencing marital problems. she was ordered by the texas bne to complete tpapn to avoid revocation of her license.

    the area hospitals wanted nothing to do with her since she was going through tpapn. she accepted a job at the nursing home/snf where i am employed, and truly seemed to have a good rapport with the patients. however, she was forced to quit after about 7 or 8 months on the job due to a nurse manager who was making her life at work miserable.

    i was browsing through the texas bne website, and was utterly surprised to see that this person's license was revoked last week. this person's livelihood and career are all gone, just like that.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from txspadequeen921
    thats a shame. she probably was a great nurse too. just got herself off track...
    yes, she seemed like a good nurse who fell off the wagon.

    she said she started taking prescription pain killers to ease the emotional pain that stemmed from her husband's infidelity and extramarital affairs. she had been with this man for 14 years, and it must have really shattered her heart to have him betray her.

    since she was a nurse, and knew about the local doctors who would freely prescribe pain medicine without any questions, she admitted that she would frequent these doctors. however, their prescriptions were not enough, and she admitted that she began stealing narcotics from work to feed her addiction. she was discovered, reported to the bne, and placed on tpapn last year.

    now her rn licensure is revoked.

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