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applying for Excelsior Rn program with a discipline on my license

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Has 16 years experience.

Hi my name is tarry ! I am an Lpn with 16 years experience back in 2007 while working in a nursing home in Ny 0n the 3-11 shift ,I had a patient code.The family came in a week prior to sign a dnr.That night I went to the patients room with all my equipment ambu,backboard etc to start cpr,then I had to run to find the chart to see if their was actually an order written(chart not being on the floor) I paged the supervisor overhead (which she lied to the director of nursing and said she never heard it,but ran up to the floor) I was advised by my rn supervisor to call 911 and then the dr because doing cpr would cause more harm than good.By the time the phone call was completed the paramedics were on the floor to take over.I was written up and had to deal with the BON 2 years later . The interviewer for the BON called my house multiple times a day till I was under duressto give a statement of the occurance.I was fined in 2009 $500.00,and 3 years probation /stayed suspension.I have complied completed all probation requirements and they have closed out the file. I eventually got a nurse attorney that told me to take the plea and I did.The rn supervisor took her case to trial and I guess she won because I don't see any discipline on her license.The state board told me I should have overided the supervisors call (then what's the since of having them there) I have not been able to find work in NY .My question is will I be in the same boat after completing an Rn program .the BON said it doesn't carry over because it would be a different license. I don't want to waste time and money.If anyone has insight please reply .Thank you in advance~signed CONFUSED :(

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Is your license presently free & clear? You need an unencumbered license to be accepted at Excelsior.

Ilovethelord

Has 16 years experience.

I have completed probation as of two years ago and my disciplinary file was closed .How do I find out if my license is unencumbered?

JustBeachyNurse, RN

Specializes in Complex pediatrics turned LTC/subacute geriatrics. Has 11 years experience.

Look up your license status with the BoN or Nursys. It will say disciplinary action yes or no. If it says no, you have a clean license.

Ilovethelord

Has 16 years experience.

I checked Nursys it says discipline- yes because my license was disciplined .Is their a way to get that status changed and does that mean its encumbered ? Thanks for your responses .

No to your last question. You can not get the board to remove that info. It says yes because the license was disciplined in tbe past. However, it should also read that it is clear now. You need to clarify this with the board itself, to make sure that they have updated your license status and that it reads correctly on the web site.

Ilovethelord

Has 16 years experience.

Thank you caliotter3 and JustBeachyNurse for your responses it does read active on the website I'll look into that

OK. If it also says active, it is probably ok, that sounds like how the license status is listed by my state boards. But I would also check with the board to make sure. As a matter of fact, write a letter so you get a written response, and ask if that info can be removed, you never know.

Ilovethelord

Has 16 years experience.

Iasked the board years ago to remove it they said that is public record for life. I was thinking record sealing but it's not a criminal record .I figured I complied with everything they asked they would remove it. I had witness statements that I followed procedure and protocol at the time of the incident but the statement I gave to the BON is what incriminated me .My advice to everyone regarding the board DO NOT speak to them without a good lawyer,they make you think their on your side but they work for the public.One day the shoe may be on the other foot I think they would like to be cleared as well. Thank you all for the comments the situation has been so draining .