TPAPN:a Four Letter Word? - page 2

I'm having to go through TPAPN for a past hoistory of 4 DWI's. The last one was in 1991. I have been sober for for ten years, but that doesn't seem to count. My alcohol dependancy assessment that I... Read More

  1. by   Wavedancer
    I agree with East, it is poorly understood, few people understand it and probably only the ones in it do. I have known two nurses in it and heres the bummer... they both had to do it as a result of their own admission... how's that grab ya... if you have a xanax problem (one went to the md and asked for help to get off it), or if you have an ETOH problem for God's sake don't tell anybody... you might get in trouble with the board! How ridicuous... how do you spell redicuououss anyway!!
  2. by   passing thru
    Ho HO HA HA,,,,,,
    Ask any of the ICU nurses at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen about
    ""The RED APPLE DAY'''' sale - - - - -
    escapade/ event ---------------------
    and then decide the answer to the question.......................................... .............
  3. by   passing thru
    Back to the original - - how did anyone with 4 DWI's get a license/ keep a license anyway ?????????????????????????????????????
  4. by   Magsulfate
    Quote from passing thru
    Ho HO HA HA,,,,,,
    Ask any of the ICU nurses at Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen about
    ""The RED APPLE DAY'''' sale - - - - -
    escapade/ event ---------------------
    and then decide the answer to the question.......................................... .............
    Since I don't live in McAllen, why don't you enlighten me? Now I'm curious
  5. by   RNRutRO
    I give. What the heck is passing thru talking about. Red apple day?
  6. by   Magsulfate
    Hey RutRo,, still trying to figure out what red apple day is!!! I am excited about my interview tomorrow. Everyone cross their fingers. I am hoping for a miracle, or atleast for someone to feel sorry for me and give me a try. I feel like my nursing skills are slowly going away. I can't remember some critical care drips/dosages right off hand anymore... I'll be happy to get a job wiping asses.
  7. by   happybunny1970
    Quote from easttexasnurse31
    Hey RutRo,, still trying to figure out what red apple day is!!! I am excited about my interview tomorrow. Everyone cross their fingers. I am hoping for a miracle, or atleast for someone to feel sorry for me and give me a try. I feel like my nursing skills are slowly going away. I can't remember some critical care drips/dosages right off hand anymore... I'll be happy to get a job wiping asses.
    Hey! How'd the interview go?
  8. by   Magsulfate
    Quote from happybunny1970
    Hey! How'd the interview go?
    I got the job! YAY! finally! Now the CM just has to approve it, but i'm pretty sure she will. I am soo happy!
  9. by   passing thru
    Sorry to take so long to get back on this thread. I have been very very busy trying to keep cool in this coastal heat and humidity. Well, guess this thread just goes to show there aren't any McAllen nurses on this board. Don't any of you know a McAllen nurse to ask ?
    Well, I guess Texas is big !
    The RED APPLE DAY Sale is held one Saturday each month at Macy's Department store.
    Don't any of you all have a Macy's in your town ?
    The RED APPLE DAY Sale is a Major Event in the city that has a Macy's.....
    incredible bargains the whole day.......
    If only those nurses who were working could GO SHOPPING !
  10. by   Magsulfate
    Okay, RNrutro.. I have come up with a short list of tpapn friendly places... triumph north, kingwood, memorial hermann the woodlands,, and there's this nursing home in conroe that has a really awesome nurse admin who will hire tpapn nurses if she has the need for a nurse. which, she did NOT have a need when I went there, but admited she already had 3 tpapn nurses on staff... no need for nurses at this time though. I think it is just a hit and miss really, for most places... you have to get an open minded nurse manager,, and explain yourself really well. AND NEVER EVER tell the nurse recruiter.. it is none of her business.. you will never get an interview with the manager if you do that. I learned that first hand.
  11. by   MARFEE
    I am curretnly in TPAPN too, since July 06, have not worked yet! I have moved to a bigger city in South Texas in hope to find employment in Nursing! My Tpan case manager says we should be able to find jobs, but it is soooooooo true, once you tell the DON you are in TPAN, the job for some reason has became automatically filled, or there has been someone before you that they hired because of thier experience! I'
    ve heard all these excuses for not getting hired! I wish you all the luck and hope to hear from you!
  12. by   Magsulfate
    [quote=MARFEE;2266914]I am curretnly in TPAPN too, since July 06, have not worked yet! I have moved to a bigger city in South Texas in hope to find employment in Nursing! My Tpan case manager says we should be able to find jobs, but it is soooooooo true, once you tell the DON you are in TPAN, the job for some reason has became automatically filled, ...quote]

    I think we have the same case manager. She has quoted the same words to me " you should be able to get a job. It shouldn't be that hard, I wonder what you've been doing wrong"....
  13. by   latrink
    I just want to say that I've been on TPAPN since Febuary. The same thing was said to me. I've been out of school since July '05. Now it's taken me this long to be endorsed by the state of Texas with all my lovely stips. So, I had a great job offering in a hosp. on a surgical floor. Well, they were all ready to hire me TPAPN and all. I can't pass narcs for 6 mos so now the job is a no go. It's such a bummer. It's so frustrating. I'm going to call and see if they might bend the rules for me but I doubt it. I dui's from when I was 18 and this is why I'm on TPAPN. But this is hard. Who wants to hire someone who's been outta school for 2 yrs and has no experience. UGH!! I feel for all of you having this trouble. I wish I went to the board before I decided to do this program.

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