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Anyone reported to the national practitioner data bank??

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by Jcrb123 Jcrb123 (New) New

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Hey guys! A little back ground: In 2013 I got caught diverting, went to treatment, entered into Alabama's alternative to discipline program, VDAP. I recently moved to Florida for my husband's job. Had my monitoring transferred to their alternative to discipline program, IPN.

So, Florida issue me a ARNP license with the condition that I comply with IPN. Over the weekend, I get a letter in the mail stating that I have been reported to the national practitioner data bank(NPDB). I look the report up and it says that I have been treated in the last 5 years for a condition that may impair my ability to safely care for patients, that the Alabama board of nursing took action against my license in 2013, and that Florida was issuing me a license with conditions.

Here is why I am confused: Why is Florida reporting me and Alabama never did? Alabama did not take action against my license as I was in alternative to discipline program. How can they report this information if I am in an alternative to discipline program which is suppose to keep all of this information sealed upon successful completion? Also, this report never goes away, so when my contract is up my information will still be available to anyone who looks me up in NPDB!

Has anyone else been reported? Does being reported make it more difficult to get a job?

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SororAKS has 12 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU/CCU, Open Heart OR Recovery, Etc.

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I am in the process of inquiring the NPDB myself to see exactly what's there. I believe that you have the right to add information and make statements to be added to your file. I would do that. Contact an attorney that does licensure law, they will know how to do this and the best way to deal with it.

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RiskManager specializes in Healthcare risk management and liability.

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Part of the background check credentialing process for any hired provider at my system is a check of the NPDB. If something comes back on the NPDB, I always look deeper into the situation, and there have been candidates who have been declined due to a negative NPDB report.

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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN, CNS and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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You can be reported to the NPDB for a variety of reasons - not all of which negatively affect employment offers

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I know this is an old post but I hope any NPs here are active and can see this.

im on IPN as an rn, finished np program and now I need to apply to take boards. Any idea how to go about this? School hasn't send ATT yet. I was already finished with school when the IPN contract happened. Should I wait to take boards, what a nightmare I got myself into. Thank you In advance.

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Good question; I wonder too. I'm starting my NP program and I hope the IPN program won't follow me when I'm out. My contract is only for 2 years and I'll be done with the program before I graduate NP school. I don't have anything with the board of nursing though.

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You are in the same situation as I am, although my discipline is public with the board. I wonder how it can be done. I was nearly finished with school and now.. four years later. I wonder if any of it would be good anymore. :(

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I spoke to my case manager and asked if it was ok that I took boards, she said yes of course as long as you let us know. Any of you guys gotten any more info about NP licensure while on IPN ? Thank you all

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