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How do I get my RN license back once it was revoked?

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by angiebelldawn angiebelldawn (New Member) New Member

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My nursing license was revoked in 2010 because I had a substance abuse problem and at that time I did not feel that I would ever be happy being a nurse so I let it go. I wanted to focus on being and staying sober instead of dealing with the board of nursing. I have been clean for over 5 years now and I can't believe I made such a huge mistake. So now I want to fix it but I don't know how. Has anyone ever been through this? Is it even possible to get it back? I worked hard for my license and I can't believe I made such a huge mistake. Any advice that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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MichelleRN34 has 3 years experience and works as a RN Manager.

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My nursing license was revoked in 2010 because I had a substance abuse problem and at that time I did not feel that I would ever be happy being a nurse so I let it go. I wanted to focus on being and staying sober instead of dealing with the board of nursing. I have been clean for over 5 years now and I can't believe I made such a huge mistake. So now I want to fix it but I don't know how. Has anyone ever been through this? Is it even possible to get it back? I worked hard for my license and I can't believe I made such a huge mistake. Any advice that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

Contact the BON and tell them to start the reinstatement process.

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It depends on the state your license is in. Some states have you take their complete program. But that's something to ask other nureses in recovery in your state. Or call the board.

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sallyrnrrt works as a RN & RRT.

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contact your state board if nursing and petition for reinstatement , best wishes

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My nursing license was revoked in 2010 because I had a substance abuse problem and at that time I did not feel that I would ever be happy being a nurse so I let it go. I wanted to focus on being and staying sober instead of dealing with the board of nursing. I have been clean for over 5 years now and I can't believe I made such a huge mistake. So now I want to fix it but I don't know how. Has anyone ever been through this? Is it even possible to get it back? I worked hard for my license and I can't believe I made such a huge mistake. Any advice that can be provided would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Read your post. I have been there done that. I had my license returned to me in October. Before I can help, What state are you in. There is hope. I am proof. send back a post to let me know what state you are in.

Blessings

Darren Dye

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