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    Illinois Jobs

    I can now answer my own question...CSL plasma and Grifols are two different plasma companies that will work with probation. They have different locations in IL. The person I asked this question for was hired at one of them, and they were both willing to work with her probation. Good luck to everyone!
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    Honesty on resume, now no job.

    I would leave it off if you think it would help. Unless it’s a government job or unless it is affiliated with your old place, they won’t know. The reason I would leave it off is because if you leave it on, you might only get offers from desperate places. Desperate places are also very fast paced and short staffed. The cycle will continue. You might find that leaving it off doesn’t help a whole lot, perhaps there isn’t a strong demand for nurses in your area. But it doesn’t hurt to try leaving it off to see if that helps.
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    Where to start?

    Ask lawyer about getting your own drug test done. Urine/hair testing.
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    Is this insubordination? How do I deal with this PSW?

    She sounds like she has some kind of anxiety disorder, or OCD, with her need for this constant reassurance. I would stop answering her questions. You just feed into it every time you do. I would tell her that from now on, you will only answer questions that pertain to her job directly. Say the same phrase each time, such as “not your scope of practice” and nothing more. If she wants to start arguing about why she needs to know or whatever, just say nothing. Don’t engage. I might suspect you will see some other behavior manifest when you do this, as she might need to fulfill this reassurance need in another way. Just something to watch out for. Reporting her will only go so far... hard to fire someone for asking too many questions. At the same time, you won’t be fired for not answering questions that do not relate to her job.
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    Hospital Jobs

    In my area... it is almost impossible. HR always says no, even if the manager is OK with it. The only ones who work in a hospital that I know of got their hospital job before any action on their license, and were lucky to be kept by their job. But I have heard of other areas in the country where hospitals do hire, so it might just depend on where you live.
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    Board Order for Positive Drug Screen

    There is a such thing as being in monitoring for mental health issues only, even when drugs and or alcohol have nothing to do with it. It might be for a shorter time, depends on the state. Good thing you have a lawyer. I don’t know what the complaint says exactly from that travel assignment either. Did that charge nurse accuse you of neglecting your patients too? If you do have this bad of anxiety, are you sure that travel nursing is what you want to be doing? Sounds stressful. Maybe you should find something less stressful. You might want to find a job now that doesn’t involve narcotics while your license is totally clear. Ask your lawyer what the worst case scenerio is as far as what kind of job restrictions the BON might impose on you and get a job like that now while your license has no dings on it. Much easier to keep a job after a ding than to get a new job with a ding.
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    Plasma Center Nursing while in Monitoring

    Yup... I have heard that it is monitoring friendly. Someone I know who is on probation was hired at one of these companies.
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    Unemployment compensation

    I'm sure there will be people saying you won't be able to collect but I say why not try? I would appeal it too if they deny it at first, if you can. I've never collected so I would 't know too much about it but I know my husband in the past has been able to collect after being fired for calling off too many times. I think he had to appeal it too. You still might not get it but I think it is worth a shot. I would expect to have to appeal it though. I haven't heard of anyone collecting unemployment in your scenario but I don't know of anyone who has tried either, in your scenario. I was able to collect short term disability from my old work after getting caught stealing drugs from the hospital and I thought that was crazy. I was able to collect while in treatment and on FMLA. Once IOP was over, so was the short term disability.
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    Felony charges

    All the states are different, but they'll find out anyway so I don't see how telling them ASAP would hurt you. I know in my state the board does wait until your criminal case is final before they will deal with you. I would try to get this charge reduced obviously. Hopefully it can be expunged eventually. I would recommend another lawyer just for your nursing license, in addition to the one for your criminal case. But if you could only afford one lawyer, the one for your criminal case is more important.
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    HELP! I don't know what to do?

    Think of that physiology class as being about as hard as most nursing classes, and that medical school is four times harder than that. Nursing school can be hard to get accepted into (unless you are going to go to Chamberlain or some other for profit $$$chool) and they will be concerned about the C in physiology. I would retake it. One word of advise is to record the class and listen to it later for studying purposes.
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    DWI in New Jersey, Application Under Legal Review

    I know in IL you would next be asked to get an assessment done by a psychiatrist and it would take a lot longer to get your license. In my state, if it was a DUI from alcohol you would must likely not be required to enter in a monitoring program if it was a one time thing and if the assessment went well. Prescription drugs may be a different story. I don't know how your state handles this stuff but you are going to have to decide what you tell them. I assume they will want more info and or an assessment done, although I could be wrong. If you say you had a problem and go to 12 step meetings I don't know if they will require you to go through monitoring or not. If you say it was a one time error in judgement I still don't know how they would take that either. So it might be good to consult with an attorney. I hate to suggest downplaying what happened as an option but if you have been clean and doing the right things for years now I would hate for you to have a bad outcome and I don't know how punitive the NY program is. Some of them are very expensive and most come with a lot of work restrictions. At least educate yourself as much as possible about your state's program and consult with a lawyer who specializes in RN licenses if they want more info from you. Also, they will not have access to any medical records nor will they know if you went to rehab, etc unless you tell them that you did. They can't know if you saw a particular doctor unless you tell them. They can't know if you were inpatient somewhere unless you tell them. If you do tell them, then they can ask for those records. I don't know if any of your court records mention your statements on admitting to a problem or if there was mandated treatment involved so keep that in mind too because you would want to disclose anything they have access to.
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    To TPAPN or not...

    They will be required to report it and they will. Yes get a job now that would be TPAPN friendly. Find out what the typical restrictions are. I am not familiar with TPAPN so I don't know offhand what the typical restrictions are. Some states make you stop working as a nurse for a period of time but I think most of them don't do that. I wouldn't tell a potential new employer about it until you have to, if you have to. TPAPN might make you tell once you sign up, I'm not sure.
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    HIPAA violation and future employment opportunities

    Boy OK people throwing you under the bus over here. First, resigning really won't help you because they can report you to the BON anyway. Trust me on that. I am a nurse in recovery, caught diverting controlled substances and had to report my own self to the BON. I had a hearing 3 years ago with the BON and still have an active and clean license because I was graciously offered an alternative to discipline recovery program. Anyway, I go to recovery meetings with fellow nurses in recovery and have heard it all as far as being fired and reported to the BON (for drugs/alcohol). Quitting does not save you from being reported whatsoever. It is very possible they will just fire you and not report you, however. They might not even fire you. I can't say this is 100% always the case, but at least in my area hospitals literally only confirm dates of employment and title held during reference checks. I know of many nurses in my recovery group who were fired and even arrested for diverting and not one of them had a problem putting their old employer on their resume/references because like I said, in my area at least the hospitals HR policy only allows dates of employment and title held to be given out for a reference check. The exception to this is only if it is another affiliated hospital... then they will say if you are "rehireable" or not... and quitting vs being fired won't change the "rehireable" status. So basically if you are fired you would have to look for work outside of whatever system you currently work for. Getting fired has not negatively impacted any of the nurses I know from my group getting a job, but getting in trouble with the BON has if they decide on any form of public discipline. If they do report you, you will likely have a long time before the actual hearing and nothing will happen to your license until then. You could wait even a year or longer because the BONs from most states are backed up. In the meantime, your license is clean and you can get another job while waiting a BON hearing (worst case scenario because they might not report you). If it were me, I would stick it out to see if they fire me or not, as I see no benefit to quitting vs being fired. That is what I personally would do. But I do recommend calling lawyers who specialize in nurse licenses in your state for further advise.
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    2 questions

    I know someone who is now a NP but used to be on probation. Even after her probation was over, she had to argue with a school to let her in. She succeeded but had to fight it.
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    Advice for working floor with "attacks" (anxiety?)

    I find I have to just take the propranolol at the start of my shift because it's too late once I think I need it. It doesn't last forever but my most stressful time is the beginning of the shift usually. I also don't drink coffee anymore at work but I really should cut it out totally. Have you seen a psychiatrist? Maybe you could ask if an SSRI/SNRI would help?