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Disclosing IPN after job offer

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I am an ARNP in the IPN program in Florida. I have been on a few job interviews and every time I bring up IPN the whole interview seems to change. I have a few more interviews scheduled in the coming weeks.

I was wondering if anyone had waited to disclose their participate in an alternative to discipline program until after the interview. I was thinking of waiting until they offer me the job if it comes to that. I have no key restriction or anything that would interfere with my ability to preform my job. They can not resend an offer because of an alternative to discipline program, correct?

I waited until after I had the job offer- the interview is not a place to bring up issues (Unless mandated by the state). It would most definitely change the entire focus...

It is technically illegal to rescind an offer of employment to someone covered by the ADA- I did not have to deal with that though. My conversation went something like "your hired" "Great, thank you so much- I do have one thing I would like to share with you"...

When I was job-hunting, I eventually decided to put the fact that I was in a monitoring program right in my introduction letters, right in the applications--I've found it's best to be up front about the whole thing. It doesn't make getting a job any easier--and may even make it harder--but for me the best way to handle the situation was to own it, without reservation: everything right in the open, in front of God and everybody, yes I've made mistakes, now let me tell you how the whole experience has made me a better person. They'll have to hear about it eventually--make it a positive thing, turn your supposed liability into an asset!

sissiesmama, ASN, RN

Specializes in ER, TRAUMA, MED-SURG. Has 22 years experience.

I waited until after I had the job offer- the interview is not a place to bring up issues (Unless mandated by the state). It would most definitely change the entire focus...

It is technically illegal to rescind an offer of employment to someone covered by the ADA- I did not have to deal with that though. My conversation went something like "your hired" "Great, thank you so much- I do have one thing I would like to share with you"...

Did this as well. (I can't remember if I waited until the job offer but I definetly waited Until after the interview. The interviews I had gone to up until then had been such negative experiences - I was hoping that it would help.

Anne, RNC

june2009

Specializes in long-term-care, LTAC, PCU. Has 13 years experience.

In PA you have to disclose during the interview.

I have chosen to disclose in the interview, at the end, because they will find out anyway and I don't want them to feel as if I was hiding anything. I have had a few offers made (when I didn't inform them in the interview) and they rescind the offer, but they come up with creative ways why they couldn't hire me instead of saying we can't hire you because of your past (which they can't do according to the ADA). I have also found a way to put a positive spin on it....such as "this has taught me to be a much more compassionate nurse". Hope this helps! Good luck!