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Concealed Information on Job Application

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by Nurse Beth Nurse Beth, MSN (Advice Column) Writer Innovator Expert

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Dear Nurse Beth,

How would I go about bringing up a new STID in a job interview. The incident was from over 2 years ago but the NCQAC are just now giving me the papers and the stipulations. I received this paperwork the same day I got an interview for a new job. I don't know how to bring it up without looking incompetent since I did not list that job on my past work history on my resume since I wasn't sure how it would all play out. I'm worried they will see that I omitted that job and automatically pass me over for the new position.

Dear Omitted,

Without knowing why you received a Stipulation to Informal Disposition (STID) from the Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission (NCQAC), what's important is that you failed to include it and your previous position in your job application.

It's better to inform your potential employer yourself rather than wait for them to discover something negative. It may not seem like it now, but not getting the job at this point is better than being fired in a month or two for falsification.

You can't control how others will react to the information, but you can make sure you take responsibility and are forthcoming. If your situation involves drug diversion, there is a very helpful forum here online for nurses in recovery.

Best wishes, 

Nurse Beth

Author, "Your Last Nursing Class: How to Land Your First Nursing Job"...and your next!

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