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  1. Persephone Paige

    License Renewal??

    What kind of program? Was it IOP, or a program the DOJ system requires DUI people to attend?
  2. Persephone Paige

    I Hope This is Not the Latest Trend

    So true. I was just telling my husband something similar tonight. One of his friends who is 80 is bemoaning his short time due to illness. What the absolute ****? 80? That's a long life. Eighty isn't the short straw... Oh well.
  3. Persephone Paige

    What should I do?

    I live in Florida. We definitely have work waivers here and a few counselors I know in the chemical dependency field have them. They've been to prison, so I can't imagine that there wouldn't be some provision. But, I don't know about any other state besides Florida.
  4. Persephone Paige

    What should I do?

    I don't know all the specifics, but have you looked into a waiver? A waiver can come from either the BON or AHCA, depending. It basically says that YES you do have a criminal history and they know about it, but you are allowed to work. Like I said, I don't know everything about it. But it's worth looking up.
  5. Persephone Paige

    Are my dreams over?

    If this were a 10 year old charge, I'd say "don't sweat it." It's not that you haven't made the mistake a lot of others have in their youth. The problem is it JUST happened. And nurses or potential nurses aren't supposed to be smoking pot. You need some time between you and this ticket, or perhaps get a good attorney who knows a way to make it disappear. Just remember, they can drug test you randomly and if you pop positive in nursing school, you're gonna end up with a monitoring contract before you even leave the gate.
  6. Persephone Paige

    ATT for good moral character evaluation in Massachusetts

    Does the paperwork say, "all charges dropped, nolo prosequi (?spelling) ?" Perhaps there's someone at the arresting agency you can ask about it. Chances are that the way they see it in law enforcement will be the way it's viewed by healthcare. It's also not a bad idea to look into expungement. In my opinion it shows that you are concerned with cleaning up your record as much as possible, it also means that a patient or patient's family won't be able to see it if they look you up. Another thing to remember is that the BONs are often more forgiving than the private sector. They may take a little longer to review and then approve and ATT and licensure, but then you must find a place willing to hire you. My guess is that will not be a problem since you were obviously allowed to complete clinicals somewhere in nursing school. Deep breath... It's gonna work out.
  7. Persephone Paige

    Being setup?

    Honey, you did a damn fine job! Keep your head up and your documentation going, document everyone you spoke to, what you did, etc... LTC administrators are known for being complete ********, which is why they can't keep staff.
  8. Persephone Paige

    LVN to RN

    Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe we all fall under the same BONs regardless of our degree. I see a bright future for you! Congratulations on your accomplishments.
  9. Persephone Paige

    What should I do?

    What are the charges? Was it for any type of violence? Or sales of drugs? If not, expungement should help. Many places don't do the background check until they offer you the job, it's a waste of money. I would pursue expungement first, so you can assure them that no patients, or patient family members can look you up. I would still be honest about it though, healthcare can see everything forever. And honesty will get you where you want to be with the right agency.
  10. Persephone Paige

    Misdemeanor charge not showing on background check

    Your background check and their background check may not be the same at all. They have access to information that the AHCA background checks may not report. Never lie or omit... they always find out.
  11. Persephone Paige

    Thinking about NP school

    What everyone else said... If you are board ordered, your license is encumbered. Nursing programs don't like that. If you weren't board ordered, it would be better.
  12. Nursing school was not difficult. The hardest part was getting in. I will mention the people in my class juggling work, families, etc... I don't know how they did it. If I had all that on my plate, I'm not sure I'd be saying it was so easy.
  13. Persephone Paige

    Dmu liscence suspended

    I'm having a little trouble understanding what you are saying happened. So, you were in DMU? What is DMU? The only thing I could find that said DMU, was Decision Making Unit. That was supposed to last 3 years. Then, you had a drug screen? What were the results of the drug screen? I have seen an instance where a participant had a positive drug screen early on, in IPN. They began her monitoring contract again and she completed. She had to go back to IOP though. It's always good to have an attorney. But it would help to know what you mean by the drug screens. If you have agreed to participate in a program and one of their requirements are negative drug screens, and you have a positive, you will probably get an extension. And it's anybody's guess as to how long it will be. Good luck!
  14. Persephone Paige

    Light at the end of the tunnel?

    Been all those places you speak of and it's very worth it. I drove down to Kissimmee on the weekends, stayed Saturday nights in a hotel for my clinical refresher hours. Boy, was I relieved when that was over. I'm now working off my narcotic restrictions. I hope it all goes smoothly for you. Please keep us updated on any little victories.
  15. Persephone Paige

    Job options- Reckless Driving alcohol related

    What about phone triage? I mean, you'd be stationery.