Is the worst of this over? My disciplined license

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Specializes in Psych. Has 2 years experience.

So when I originally applied for my license I failed to disclose an arrest for a municipal ordinance. I paid a fee and had no limitations nor probation or suspension just the fine. Fast forward a year later and I have my BSN, I just got accepted into the wound, ostomy, continence nursing program at the state university, someone told me that I maybe getting accepted into the Psychiatry DNP program. I have had offers for nursing homes, 2 of the biggest hospitals in the state and I work at the state hospital's psych unit. I am still a bit nervous about my license. Is it safe to say that I don't have to worry so much about my license being an issue?

Hope someone can help me here. Thanks!

Wishinonastar, BSN

Has 36 years experience.

Sorry- wrong post.

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3 minutes ago, nursemarion said:

Also-panic and anxiety can cause hideous behavior. I am not faulting you for that- it is self-defense that a psychiatrist should understand. But if you are that hyped up that you lost it with the doc, imagine being at work when some belligerent patient or family starts calling you names and threatening to sue over some perceived slight. Nursing takes intense self-control.

I think you put this on the wrong post. 😉

Wishinonastar, BSN

Has 36 years experience.

13 hours ago, The0Walrus said:

So when I originally applied for my license I failed to disclose an arrest for a municipal ordinance. I paid a fee and had no limitations nor probation or suspension just the fine. Fast forward a year later and I have my BSN, I just got accepted into the wound, ostomy, continence nursing program at the state university, someone told me that I maybe getting accepted into the Psychiatry DNP program. I have had offers for nursing homes, 2 of the biggest hospitals in the state and I work at the state hospital's psych unit. I am still a bit nervous about my license. Is it safe to say that I don't have to worry so much about my license being an issue?

Hope someone can help me here. Thanks!

It depends on what you did I think. Some municipal offenses might not be considered a crime. Others might.

7 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

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Wishinonastar, BSN

Has 36 years experience.

11 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

I think you put this on the wrong post. 😉

And you would be right...I had two pages open. Embarrassing.😳

Did you end up being able to continue working w discipline on your license? Have you had any issues with HR departments?

The0Walrus, BSN, RN

Specializes in Psych. Has 2 years experience.

On 7/19/2020 at 7:47 PM, ILRNfor10 said:

Did you end up being able to continue working w discipline on your license? Have you had any issues with HR departments?

Hi, ILRNfor10. Yes I paid the fine and so far I got hired in one hospital as a psych nurse. I turned down two jobs in the ER because I didn't want to burn bridges with the trauma 1 state hospital. I got my bachelor's and just got into the DNP program at the state University. I also just got hired into a top 10 hospital in the state in their psych unit.

I never bring up to the nurse managers about my disciplined license and nobody brings it up to me. So far I'm okay. I don't bring it up because it doesn't have to do with patient safety.

Last year when I freaked out about this I would call HR from several hospitals and told them of my situation and they would all tell me "that's OK. We wouldn't have an issue with that." It was a failure to disclose charge. My criminal background is clean. The only time people get weird with me is when they ask "be honest. Am I going to find anything on your criminal background?" I tell them "maybe a municipal ordinance from about 20 years ago." Then they ask, "misdemeanors? Felonies?" I tell them, "hell no!" And start laughing. My criminal record is clean so I'm assuming that they overlook the failure to disclose on my license. I'm hoping I don't have anything to worry about moving forward.

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