Working with stipulations - page 4

Hello. I am new to the site. I am looking for work in the dfw area. I have no restrictions on my license except to work under the supervision of another rn. I do not have any narcotic or shift worked... Read More

  1. by   jmo1231
    Congrats backtowork I am so proud of you! You will be a definite asset to the company and to those of us in recovery. Anyone who doesnt associate with you professionaly or personaly its their loss! I have never met you in person but judging from this forum and your posts you seem like a real sincere person. Good luck to you in your new venture and Happy New Year!
  2. by   backtowork
    Thank you turn is next..We will make it through this and I am behind you all the way.
  3. by   VivaLasViejas
    Please keep us posted and let us know how you are doing! And remember: sometimes, you don't have the luxury of working through recovery one day at a time---sometimes it's one CRISIS at a time, one hour at a time, one grit-your-teeth-and-hang-on-for-dear-life minute at a time. I just celebrated my 20th sobriety birthday Jan. 1st, and believe me, I still fight the battle every day of my life. You can do this. You're on the right track. Keep up the GREAT work!!
  4. by   backtowork
    Thank you so much are spot on with the minute to minute hang on. But, it gets better everyday and I am so thankful. Bless you.
  5. by   Happy Smile
    I have a year stipulation and about 4 months left. I have to work for a facility, no agency. I tried JPS and they would not hire me. Have you found anything?
  6. by   backtowork
    I have!! I am working for the hospice inpatient unit. I work 3rd shift under the supervision of a charge nurse, I pass a lot of narcs, and I am getting uds from first lab. I really like the work. I read a lot of negative things on the forum about this unit, but other than some grumpy nurses, it is a great place to work. They do not have any openings at this time, but..they open up all the time for 3rd shift..not everyone is cut out for intensive hospice inpatient work, so they turn over regularly. I am glad we are friends on this site!!! nurse::heartbeat
    Last edit by backtowork on Feb 1, '12 : Reason: too much info
  7. by   VivaLasViejas
    Glad to hear you've found work. Hang in there---you'll have bad days, but you'll get through 'em because you're stronger than your problem. Good luck!!
  8. by   backtowork
    Thank you are a true source of inspiration. nurse::heartbeat
  9. by   faithdetermined
    @ backtowork

    Hello, I am new to the site as well. I am actually glad that I was sent here . I have the exact same stips as you have with your license. And I was a ble to get a prn job working at a clinic. But I am having trouble finding something full time in the waco area. And I drive to hillsboro for the prn job. I am seriously thinking about looking for employment out of the waco area. I try to stay positive & focused, and of course Im keeping my faith in GOD; but at times I allow my situation to get the best of me.

    Sorry; dont mean to go on and on. I would like to know if you have and advice or suggestions for me.

    Last edit by faithdetermined on Feb 15, '12 : Reason: needed to put to whom i was referring
  10. by   TXRN2
    @ faithdetermined: sending you a PM
  11. by   backtowork
    Hi Faithdetermined..well come to the forum..Good for you getting on with working off your stips..Is there any chance your PRN job could be full time in the future?
  12. by   backtowork
    I began my job as only took a month for my boss to realize what kind of a nurse I was and take me on full time. I think a lot of employers want to see if nurses like us with stips are truly in recovery. Once they see we are working our program, they know we are some of the best nurses out there, many times BECAUSE of our recovery program. Before recovery, I was your typical cynical, b*tch about my job and everyone else, negative nurse we see all the time. Recovery has taught me to be grateful for each day, each opportunity, and to value both the good and the not so good in my life. Recovery has been a wake up call for me to live life to the fullest in my work and personal life. My boss sees this and values this in an employee. If there is a chance you can go to full time in your job, give it a whirl..if not, continue to be persistent in the hunt. The fine folks on this forum gave me the courage to keep on fighting to be a full time nurse again..and I want to give that courage to you.
  13. by   pop222
    Help!Is there someone who knows where I can find a job with w/w/stips?I feel horrible and I don't want to lose my career.Am not a bad nurse either.