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Leaving HPRP

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Specializes in Cardiology, ICU. Has 4 years experience.

I have been in my HPRP contract since August 2013. I've been on 53 interviews with no luck. I don't want to be a nurse anymore. I'm done. I have no desire to do it anymore. I want to quit HPRP but have heard that there can be serious repercussions but I don't know exactly what that means!

Anyone know what happens if you drop HPRP? I've heard that I can get arrested! Is that true?

Ive never heard anything about arrest, details published in the public meeting minutes yes.... This could mean difficulty in getting any other professional license.

Even though I am in good standing, I got my real estate license just in case the board decided to revoke prior to any action by the board of nursing.

I've not heard of people later being arrested, but I would look into your states laws. For example: what I did constitutes a felony so my state could legally charge me for up to five years until the statute of limitations runs out , for a misdemeanor it is 2 years. I hope that helps!

53 interviews sure is a lot--I understand your frustration, believe me. I had those thoughts about washing my hands of the whole thing--trouble was, I'd been a nurse for nearly 20 years--the vast majority of my adult life; since nursing school, during which I worked as a nurses' aide, in fact. So my non-nursing experience was essentially nil, and what I had was over 22 years ago--not exactly a strong resume. If you read through very much of this thread, you'll see there are lots of us with monitoring program restrictions who thought for sure we'd never work again--but we were wrong, eventually it worked out. The same will almost surely happen for you--I know, easy to say, but I've been there and it can work out, it does for lots of people. Any opportunity to get your foot in a door is a chance to change your luck--check with your case manager about working as a nurses' aide or a volunteer, even just to help with activities or hold hands--seriously, you can give people a chance to get to know you as a person, not just as "an addict/an impaired nurse/a nurse on probation" or whatever. Even if the volunteering is a no-go, maybe you can do some networking at a Caduceus meeting or something? Are you in a city or a rural environment? Are you open to jobs you would never have considered before this situation? It's up to you, of course, but I have a special respect for the wounded healer--I think those of us who have gone through this stuff are stronger people and better nurses for it, so I hate to see nurses leave the profession when they have so much to give. Let us know how it goes, and chin up!:D