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Is PMHNP license post discipline possible?

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Specializes in ICU/Skilled Rehab/Psych. Has 7 years experience.

As I sit here stress eating this amazing bag of Lays Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips, I am wondering if I will ever be able to attain my PMHNP license. I have been in recovery for over 3 yrs now and have 1.5 yrs to finish my probationary period with the wonderful folks at the Ohio Board of Nursing. I will have permanent practice restrictions when I have completed this process. No home health, working for agencies or float pools, and have to ask for permission to become a manager/supervisor, so my Ohio RN license is permanently encumbered. If I were able to find a school to accept me, graduated and applied to sit for the exam, what are the odds of attaining a APRN license? Any input would be greatly appreciated. 

PERMANENT?

 

God I hate these programs/boards of nursing so much.

 

sorry I don’t have answers but congratulations on your recovery and keep fighting the good fight!

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

Enjoy the small pleasures of the salt and vinegar Lay's. @SpankedInPittsburgh was a frequent poster here, and he was in NP school as I recall. You might search some of the posts to see if there's a definitive but I believe that the answer is actually state-specific.

I think the best place to start is with the Board in Ohio, though.

Best of luck!

I did ask this exact question to the BON. I was directed to their APRN application. (which told me little). They would not tell me if I could test, get licensed, get a dea number, or if I would be placed on another probation for daring to further my career. 

I do not have permanent restrictions. It seems we will never be given concrete answers.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia. Has 44 years experience.

15 hours ago, DBirrRNBSN said:

As I sit here stress eating this amazing bag of Lays Salt and Vinegar Potato Chips, I am wondering if I will ever be able to attain my PMHNP license. I have been in recovery for over 3 yrs now and have 1.5 yrs to finish my probationary period with the wonderful folks at the Ohio Board of Nursing. I will have permanent practice restrictions when I have completed this process. No home health, working for agencies or float pools, and have to ask for permission to become a manager/supervisor, so my Ohio RN license is permanently encumbered. If I were able to find a school to accept me, graduated and applied to sit for the exam, what are the odds of attaining a APRN license? Any input would be greatly appreciated. 

If you are not yet in a program- I will tell you that virtually every RN-to-BSN and MSN program requires an unencumbered license for admission. So if you are permanently encumbered- I'm afraid your chances are not good. Congratulations on your recovery. 

DBirrRNBSN, BSN

Specializes in ICU/Skilled Rehab/Psych. Has 7 years experience.

12 hours ago, OhioRN1234 said:

I did ask this exact question to the BON. I was directed to their APRN application. (which told me little). They would not tell me if I could test, get licensed, get a dea number, or if I would be placed on another probation for daring to further my career. 

I do not have permanent restrictions. It seems we will never be given concrete answers.

 

DBirrRNBSN, BSN

Specializes in ICU/Skilled Rehab/Psych. Has 7 years experience.

I read your post regarding the system being set up for failure. Humiliating, expensive, etc. They don't want us practicing. This view has GOT to change. Have they ever heard of Harm Reduction at the BONs? Treating addicts like they are ppl with a disease that was left untreated? Do they also realize that 85% of ppl who abuse substances have had significant trauma events in childhood that lead to poor coping mechanisms, depression, anxiety, suicide? We need HELP not punishment! They are punishing ppl who have already been punished by life and then lord over us with the fear of losing everything we worked our tails off for. I never asked for help because I thought I was morally inferior and feared I would be punished. Their job is to protect the public, but I am certain addicts in recovery are a part of that population. How is this protecting anyone?? 

7 hours ago, DBirrRNBSN said:

I read your post regarding the system being set up for failure. Humiliating, expensive, etc. They don't want us practicing. This view has GOT to change. Have they ever heard of Harm Reduction at the BONs? Treating addicts like they are ppl with a disease that was left untreated? Do they also realize that 85% of ppl who abuse substances have had significant trauma events in childhood that lead to poor coping mechanisms, depression, anxiety, suicide? We need HELP not punishment! They are punishing ppl who have already been punished by life and then lord over us with the fear of losing everything we worked our tails off for. I never asked for help because I thought I was morally inferior and feared I would be punished. Their job is to protect the public, but I am certain addicts in recovery are a part of that population. How is this protecting anyone?? 

Addiction treatment is still largely punitive in this country. Addicts are treated as less than, sub human, and undeserving. Even though all research shows continuously what they need to recover is the opposite. The easiest thing to do is make this nearly impossible for us trouble makers. When we quit and give up or simply cannot comply with the insane requirements,  and they feel safer. They have 'protected' the public.

I have watched the videos of their meetings, we are case numbers given 5 seconds of consideration. We are the thorn in their shoe. Easiest to pull it out and toss to the side.