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I am on cloud 9! It’s been 6 months since I have held a position as an LPN. 6 months of mooching off friends and family to afford this damn program. Living with my sister and her family plus my own children in a small 3 bedroom house filed with 8 people! I got hired yesterday at a facility that was more than willing to look past my history and work with the ARNAP program I am enrolled into, and I am SO grateful. I don’t care if this is the most awful job on the planet (it sure doesn’t seem to be) I will go to work every single day with a smile on my face! The only thing I have anxiety about is my upcoming court date in August that may or may not end in a conviction for a felony that I hope doesn’t affect my license status (my case manager is hopeful for me, as is my lawyer). But I’m trying not to think of that right now, because I’m EMPLOYED! Just letting everyone know, you CAN find work while enrolled in this program, it may take a while and finding the right employer, but they are out there! Just be up front and honest in your interviews and let them know how worth it you will be to them in the end! 

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dagobah has 16 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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CONGRATS! 👏

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AbbeyR has 21 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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So happy for you! 

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Congratulations! I was 6 months without a job as well. I'm week 3 into my new job. I feel the same, so grateful to have a job to go to!

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Psickal09 has 10 years experience as a ADN.

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Congratulations! This makes me so hopeful! 

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Yay!! CONGRATS! Thats awesome news!  I work as in infection control nurse in LTC and have great hours!  My DON is awesome- I used to work with her at another facility.   I am on probation with the Mississippi BON for 2 years beginning this past October.  My disicipline is public, it took me a while to not be ashamed of it.  I am proud of how far I have come.   I check in daily, do random drug screens and have to attend 3 NA/AA mtgs per week- no narc restrictions or anything like that.  So I am thankful.

Hang in there!  It only gets better.  🙂

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I just found out arkansas has a monitoring program. I have an appointment to talk to the director on Tuesday about transferring from Texas. Which direction are you in the state? I’m on the central west side. 
 

you mentioned therapist reports. Do you have bipolar and see a Dr and therapist. I don’t know if I’ll be able to transfer in with having bipolar and being in a dual track in tpapn. Any info you have would be great thanks

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26 minutes ago, Direct said:

I just found out arkansas has a monitoring program. I have an appointment to talk to the director on Tuesday about transferring from Texas. Which direction are you in the state? I’m on the central west side. 
 

you mentioned therapist reports. Do you have bipolar and see a Dr and therapist. I don’t know if I’ll be able to transfer in with having bipolar and being in a dual track in tpapn. Any info you have would be great thanks

If you’re enrolling in ARNAP you will probably be meeting with Tonya, who would end up being your case manager. She’s over the whole program and I’d a very wonderful lady. She’s very understanding and always seems to be on your side when the rest of the board seems against you. I do not have bipolar, but I have major depressive and anxiety. I see a psychiatrist who prescribed my medications, and a counselor for my therapy sessions. I am in Southwest AR, close to the Texas line. Message me if you’d like to stay in touch!

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Alwayslovenursing101 has 18 years experience as a BSN and specializes in All nursing.

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Hey all! I am currently on the ARNAP program myself. 3 years. I have checked in daily and lots of times it will be later in the day and I’ll be like, OH did I check in..?!! I have alarms set up my husband does for me and reminds me. Notes all over. And a huge black binder of my “ArNAP Bible’ I carry with me everywhere. I was fortunate to keep my job and had about 6 weeks off until my license got reinstated. 3 years isn’t so bad. I just take it one day at a time. I usually get tested for test #2 which is $80 plus the fees at the clinic. I go to the same clinic every time. At first I felt like a bad bad person. But, I know the girls well as they watch me pee every time. It’s getting better. Also, at first I felt like a prisoner. Watching everything I eat, meds, mouthwash ect. I downloaded the Talbots Drug    https://talbottcampus.com/wp-content/uploads/talbott-medication-guide-and-legal-drug-information-2014-06.pdf form and it’s crazy what I have to watch and not use so I don’t have a false positive  ETG/Ets metabolites (for ethanol) in my urine. I still get nervous every time I test even though I’m doing everything I’m supposed to! Hang in there to all. You can message me if your in the same boat and want to talk. 

 

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I noticed in the arnap book it states directly observed drug test. It also says this in tpapn book and on my chain of custody forms. I have had 20 drug test and none have been directly observed. Even at three different locations. Any idea why not observed?

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44 minutes ago, Direct said:

I noticed in the arnap book it states directly observed drug test. It also says this in tpapn book and on my chain of custody forms. I have had 20 drug test and none have been directly observed. Even at three different locations. Any idea why not observed?

Most of the places I go to to drug test ask me “Is it observed?” And I usually just say yes. Sometimes they observe, sometimes they don’t. Either way we should probably be telling them it’s supposed to be an observed test. 

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