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Help from Florida nurses!

Specializes in PCU.

Long story short, my work ended up drug testing me and I had weed in my system. I was fired for it then I self reported to IPN. I had my evaluation and the Doctor is recommending inpatient treatment. I have tried and had all my friends/family that could/would try come up with the money for the program but have been unsuccessful. I want to do the program but just don't have the money nor credit. I am supporting my family and have several small children. So what happens now to my license? Are they going to take it away and I will never be able to work as a nurse? Are there any other nurses out there that can tell me what happened to your license if you weren't able to do the program? How long did it take to hear from the Fl health dept?

im sorry, not in your state but I have to say...


Inpatient for weed? That is ridiculous! I am so sorry you are going through this. You’ll be in my thoughts (((hug)))

messedupbigtime

Specializes in RN.

I am just starting the process. I'm terrified of this happening to me. I'm so sorry this is happening to you and I pray that you find a solution and I don't have to do inpatient. From what I have heard there are few options for us in the entire state. I think us nurses as a whole should unite and try to change this, making treatment more attainable and recovery possible. You try to make things right and they are fighting against you, makes no sense to me...

It cost me $20,000 for 3 months of outpatient.The recommendation from evaluator was for outpatient but no time frame, that would be determined by facility. Count on it to be at least 2 months minimum. Nobody ever gets treatment for a month is what I was told. I was fortunate that my parents were able to pay for it. Some places took insurance but I didn't have any at the time. I should have taking the cobra insurance and maybe could have used that to pay for treatment. I know one of the facilities took Florida Blue and when open enrollment opens up in November, maybe try getting insurance through Obamacare which gives you a subsidy depending on your income. I finished my treatment at the end of June, received my contract a week later, and got a job within a week. Ipn is doable if you can get through the expensive cost of treatment which is obscene.

messedupbigtime

Specializes in RN.

I at least need outpatient...any advice on how to get through the evaluation with least recommendations?

I did 2 mos of IOP also. They gave me a payment plan. I believe the cost is like 2K and I’m paying $200/month for 10 months.

messedupbigtime

Specializes in RN.

@OhNoUhOhRNYeah but what was your offense and what did you say or do to get through the evaluation to get the 2 most IOP?

On 8/5/2020 at 7:35 PM, Murse94 said:

It cost me $20,000 for 3 months of outpatient.The recommendation from evaluator was for outpatient but no time frame, that would be determined by facility. Count on it to be at least 2 months minimum. Nobody ever gets treatment for a month is what I was told. I was fortunate that my parents were able to pay for it. Some places took insurance but I didn't have any at the time. I should have taking the cobra insurance and maybe could have used that to pay for treatment. I know one of the facilities took Florida Blue and when open enrollment opens up in November, maybe try getting insurance through Obamacare which gives you a subsidy depending on your income. I finished my treatment at the end of June, received my contract a week later, and got a job within a week. Ipn is doable if you can get through the expensive cost of treatment which is obscene.

Any idea who hires IPN?

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