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I am now done with my monitoring program as previously posted and have recently begun the application process. I am basically casting a wide net and keeping my fingers crossed. My question is, do I still need to divulge my story now that I am not "in trouble" with the BON. I know I have to mention it when I renew my license, etc. And actually b/c I was so gungho a year ago when I was job hunting and in the monitoring program a lot of places have already heard the story. They just said they couldn't work with the restrictions, etc. and told me to contact them when I was clear. I don't have a problem sharing my story per se, I just want someone to give me a chance to show the strength I have gained through this experience. Any comments would be helpful. Thanks.

exnursie

86 Posts

I am now done with my monitoring program as previously posted and have recently begun the application process. I am basically casting a wide net and keeping my fingers crossed. My question is, do I still need to divulge my story now that I am not "in trouble" with the BON. I know I have to mention it when I renew my license, etc. And actually b/c I was so gungho a year ago when I was job hunting and in the monitoring program a lot of places have already heard the story. They just said they couldn't work with the restrictions, etc. and told me to contact them when I was clear. I don't have a problem sharing my story per se, I just want someone to give me a chance to show the strength I have gained through this experience. Any comments would be helpful. Thanks.

If you were in a voluntary program which kept your license clean, there is no need to disclose this info when interviewing, and I strongly advice you not to disclose when interviewing.

On the other hand, if your license has public record of discipline, you need to be upfront and sell yourself. I would also advice that you reapply to all jobs, and hope for the best. I would not assume that all HR departments keep track of people that they did not hire. and doubt that they would all document why you were not hired.

Congrats, and good luck!

SassyErRn

60 Posts

Specializes in ER.

Ditto what pp said. Good luck and congrats!

Specializes in Neuro ICU, Geriatric Rehab.
Ditto what pp said. Good luck and congrats!

I guess I probably knew the answer when I asked...I am just sooooo scared that all could be for naught and

I will never get hired. I have only been out again for a week so maybe I will try to think positive some more! After all if its all out in the open when I hire on at least I won't feel like I have a secret that could jepordize me. At least once I land a job with the truth out there I know I have come full circle. Thanks for reminding me that no good comes in the form of a cover up.

exnursie

86 Posts

I guess I probably knew the answer when I asked...I am just sooooo scared that all could be for naught and

I will never get hired. I have only been out again for a week so maybe I will try to think positive some more! After all if its all out in the open when I hire on at least I won't feel like I have a secret that could jepordize me. At least once I land a job with the truth out there I know I have come full circle. Thanks for reminding me that no good comes in the form of a cover up.

ms papa.

I see some red flags After reading this from you :"After all if its all out in the open when I hire on at least I won't feel like I have a secret that could jepordize me"

If this is truly how you feel, I would encourage you to consider options that have limited or no narc access,

Specializes in Neuro ICU, Geriatric Rehab.
ms papa.

I see some red flags After reading this from you :"After all if its all out in the open when I hire on at least I won't feel like I have a secret that could jepordize me"

If this is truly how you feel, I would encourage you to consider options that have limited or no narc access,

well ok then... whatever...an opinion I asked for and an opinion I got. U obviously read something into that statement I didn't intend and really can't see still. Oh well, I'm not trying to prove to you that I am at zero risk...I know me, and from what I have been told NOBODY is EVER at zero risk. I just don't want to seem to be hiding something that I feel no shame over, but I do want a chance to prove myself a good nurse...to my future employer and patients only. But thanks for the lovely vote of confidence.

exnursie

86 Posts

Sorry that I struck a sore spot here and put you on the defensive. My comment was made soley based on protecting your recovery. I am not the person who needs reassurance about your program... you are...

If you are confident in your recovery, why do you see the need to bring your past into the picture and why do you think you need to prove to people you don't know that you can be a good nurse...

iloveclay

98 Posts

Specializes in orthopedics, med/surgery.

Check your license status online with your state to see the status. That should be your guiding force. If it your license is not restricted then really no need to disclose your past. And really what you do is between you and your higher power, meaning you know if you are jepardizing your recovery.

Specializes in Neuro ICU, Geriatric Rehab.
Sorry that I struck a sore spot here and put you on the defensive. My comment was made soley based on protecting your recovery. I am not the person who needs reassurance about your program... you are...

If you are confident in your recovery, why do you see the need to bring your past into the picture and why do you think you need to prove to people you don't know that you can be a good nurse...

I love people like you. I looked back at your posts and I noticed a common theme...you are always right ("100% right" at times haha) I bring my past out here to get support, its what this forum is designed for. Not judging. You see red flags...please... who are you? Whatever, I know your gonna come back with some crack about my irritation being an underlying issue or something...people like you always do.

I also noticed by my review of you that you rarely bring up your past or appear to need any reassurance at all. It was like 2004 when you were posting things about you vs. just trying to find "red flags' in others. Sure there is occasional broad reference to yourself, but maybe you should revisit what brought you here. It may help someone in a way that your harsh and judgmental statements are missing. That is if your intention is helping and not just feeling smug.

exnursie

86 Posts

I love people like you. I looked back at your posts and I noticed a common theme...you are always right ("100% right" at times haha) I bring my past out here to get support, its what this forum is designed for. Not judging. You see red flags...please... who are you? Whatever, I know your gonna come back with some crack about my irritation being an underlying issue or something...people like you always do.

I also noticed by my review of you that you rarely bring up your past or appear to need any reassurance at all. It was like 2004 when you were posting things about you vs. just trying to find "red flags' in others. Sure there is occasional broad reference to yourself, but maybe you should revisit what brought you here. It may help someone in a way that your harsh and judgmental statements are missing. That is if your intention is helping and not just feeling smug.

WOW!!

I mentioned something that concerned me, and merely wanted to help you. If you disagree with the idea that there is no cause for concern for you and your reccovery, all you need to do is ignore it.

Why you choose to go on the defensive, call me names, and accuse me of judging you is out of my control, and in all honestly I am not sure why what I said has you so up in arms.

I appreciate your feedback, and will review my posts. It is not my intention to send a message that I am always right, or to be harsh and judgemental.

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sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

17 Articles; 44,720 Posts

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB.

Please, let's not get so personal as to ruin this thread.

ms. papa, I understood what you meant when you said, "I won't feel like I have a secret that could jepordize me" - you are glad it's all out in the open (the BON reprimand and your Recovery).

I admire you for completing this with the BON, staying the course with Recovery.

Since you had such good feedback when you tried to apply for a job while doing this, I bet you will land a position with the same individuals.

Kudos to you!!! I see no red flags. Good luck!!

jackstem

670 Posts

Specializes in Impaired Nurse Advocate, CRNA, ER,.

If you're not sure how to answer during a job interview, why not consult with an attorney familiar with the nurse practice act in your state and experience in representing nurses with your questions and concerns?

Just a thought.

Jack

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