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by wvnurse2020 wvnurse2020 (New) New Nurse

wvnurse2020 has 4 years experience .

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Hey guys, I'd really appreciate your help especially if you are an IPN member! I'm currently in a monitoring program in another state that is similar to Florida's program and wanted to get some input from members because I'm planning to move to FL-- how is it finding jobs in south florida/ ft lauderdale area? I would prefer a hospital job, but have been doing LTC/rehab for 2 years now trying to pass my contract time. Was wondering if broward health is against IPN nurses? thanks!

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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Depending on how much time you have left in your current program (not to mention the ongoing Covid stuff), my honest opinion would be to stick it out where you are at if you can. Like many of these programs, Florida has zero interest in anything other than how much money they can get from you and how long they can con you into signing a contract for. Regardless of the reason you are in monitoring now, if you think they will acknowledge the time and effort you’ve put into your current program, you are likely mistaken.
I am sure they will be happy to welcome you into their stable of victims but you will most likely be extending the time you have to deal with this and you will be looking at anywhere from a minimum of a 2 to more likely a 5 years sentence with them.
As far as South Florida/Broward Health, I don’t know as I am at the opposite end of the state. I do know there are a number of organizations that are aware of the damage that this program does to people and depending on the restrictions in the contract, are willing to work with a person. In my experience, HCA in this state, anyway is not one of them.

As I said before, Were I in your shoes, I would stick it out with the devil ya know. These people are not anyone you want to get involved with if you have any other option.

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wvnurse2020 has 4 years experience.

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Thank you I appreciate your feedback! I’m actually in the West Virginia program which is based on Florida’s and even uses the same handbook! I have two years left but if they consider adding time there’s no way I’m switching. I definitely understand the sticking with the devil you know comment as I do have a job right now and I don’t hear from the monitoring program unless I specifically call them. However, job and opportunities in general are limited here and I’ve exhausted a lot of my options with employers. I’m hoping it works out but I’m also not dead set on transferring just yet

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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Yeah, I tried to keep contract with my case manager to a minimum. Gave me fewer opportunities to tell her exactly what I thought of her lying asterisk and that POS useless money-grubbing excuse for a program. Yah, I know, tell you how I really feel.

I was fortunate enough to have the financial wherwithal to keep an attorney on the back burner (though not smart enough to have done it from the beginning) and regularly pointed that fact out when they got stupid and tried to lie about non-existent policy or make up new rules on me. By the time my parole date came round, I thin they were as happy to see me gone as I was to tell them to shove off.

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wvnurse2020 has 4 years experience.

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They actually let you out before your 5 year mark?

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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Aw heck no. Their idea of "early release" is a whopping 60 days. Prior to that, I was told I had to supply a bunch of letters from my shrink, etc and a letter from myself detailing how I thought I'd met the requirements of the contract. I gave them a dry legalese recitation of each line of the contract stipulations and how I'd satisfied it. I doubt they read it. Too many big words. Turns out I didn't need all that garbage. I did have to write some crap about the most helpful part (nothing), the least helpful (all of it) and would I recommend it...(hell no)...interesting that this lovely 'review' had to be returned BEFORE they'd release me. I chewed on it a while, worried that if I told them what I really felt, they'd invent reasons to hold me longer. In the end, I told them exactly what I thought and I was still released. Got the emailed paperwork and the license was clear/active within 24 hours. I gotta figure if they tried to extend the punishment they'd hear from the aforementioned lawyer.

I went into that thinking they were there to help (wrong!), then I was scared of them, then they pissed me off, after that and now, the whole thing just disgusts me. I hate what they did to me and what they do to other nurses.

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As always cats gives good advice. My limited knowledge of this is that the state you are moving to has you start at day one probably so their local buddies can squeeze as much coin out of you as possible. In my idiotic nurse support group who actually completed her states program after a dui and Pa had her start ours all over again. These things are hideous money grabs. Any excuse to get more out of you and make you life more miserable is good enough for these vultures

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Elisant has 2 years experience and specializes in RN.

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Anyone know if Dr ****** in Tampa is an ethical evaluator?

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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Terms of Service here at AN state that we can’t discuss specific doctors/lawyers etc but the best I can say is that that I would’nt. My personal opinion is that it’s not possible to use the terms ethical and IPN in the same breath.

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Elisant has 2 years experience and specializes in RN.

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Thanks! My only options are two in Gainesville which have absolutely horrid reviews.

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in OR.

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I have an email I use to discuss this specific issue

1catsmeow1972@gmail.com

feel free to email me there

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Elisant has 2 years experience and specializes in RN.

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Thanks so much. Just sent email.

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