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Emerald1 has 5 years experience and specializes in Behavioral health and Corrections.

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Hello all! I am aware that people tend to post when they are venting/ griping but I am in search for some positivity. Is there anyone out there who received a reprimand (no restrictions) from their BON that ended well when presented to their current employer? It seems that every post that I've come across thus far deals with nurses who had to get a new job after receiving a reprimand which understandably is difficult but what about those who already acquired a job before judgement was passed from the BON? When the judgement was presented to your current employer what happened? It is my understand a reprimand may deal with taking classes and monitoring from the employer, how did that go? I refuse to believe a reprimand is an automatic end to a nurse's career! There are hoards of nurses who go before the Ohio BON and I refuse to believe all of those nurses' careers are over. Just like POOF! Desperately searching for some positivity. Thanks

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poppycat has 40 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

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I had jobs with 2 private duty agencies at the time my license was disciplined. I didn't have any restrictions about what shift I could work, what settings I could work in, or narcotic restrictions. My supervisors at both agencies were very understanding & had no problem completing the quarterly reports I needed. My contract was only 1 year but I was so happy when I finished.

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Emerald1 has 5 years experience and specializes in Behavioral health and Corrections.

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Poppycat thank you for your input!! So they only needed to report on you for a year? Did you have to complete classes as well? If so, how was that?

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poppycat has 40 years experience as a ADN, BSN and specializes in pediatrics; PICU; NICU.

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I was lucky that my contract was only 1 year. I had a good lawyer. I did have to take 2 classes. One was anger management & I can't remember what the other one was. I was able to do both online but they had to be approved by the BON before I took them & I wasn't allowed to count them toward my CE requirement for license renewal.

I also had to have random drug screens & I had to send in monthly reports telling them how many AA meetings I had attended, how many times I saw my therapist, & what medications I was taking.

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Emerald1 has 5 years experience and specializes in Behavioral health and Corrections.

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Wow! That's wonderful! Glad to hear it was only a year, I'm sure it went by relatively fast compared to what it could have been. Wow thank you for sharing. I really appreciate it :-)

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I recieved a reprimand 8 years ago and am enjoying a successful career, I am in Nursys, but it was a medication error on a narcotic - gave it without a verbal order, and the FDA require all miscounts to be reported. Many years later after a successful ER nurse career, I am now working as a Nurse Coach and just applied to NP school. My license always remained unencumbered though. I never recieved any stips or restrictions. Keep it in persepctive, its just a reprimand. We all make mistakes.Good Luck

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Emerald1 has 5 years experience and specializes in Behavioral health and Corrections.

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I'm sorry I am so delayed in responding but thank you CCuser. That really gives me hope for the future. I really appreciate your input

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