Hmm.... well I speak from personal experience. I was reported to the BON for suspicion of misappropriating RXs (they were right) but shockingly did not have a + UDS. ( I think I hadn't fully metabolized it. Had they of done a blood test, I would've been screwed). I was told they would report me, and they did. I got a letter shortly thereafter from my BON indeed stating there would be an investigation. Well, I was in denial and thought that a new place, fresh start, etc would kick my booty into acting right and scare me to do t again.
i got a job at our competitor's hospital nearly immediately. Naturally I did not say anything. I worked there and immediately after orientation I fell back into my behavior and got busted.
they reported me.
I finally had enough sense to get help, go to meetings bc I knew they would be required and began documenting them. ( For me, attendance at meetings didn't help much at all, with the exception of a single womens' meeting that I still attend. Therapy has helped me 100x more than meetings ever had. Some people feel the opposite, but you'll have to go anyways).
imy investigation was still on going.
I waited about 6months and then got a job, which I've been at for approx a year and am doing very well. No diversion.
After LITERALLY 2yrs since my investigation began, I have finally gotten my letter for our state confidential recovery program.
My my point is, NO you do not have to disclose. In fact, I firmly advise you don't say anything until it is finalized. Innocent until proven guilty and hopefully by then, you will have proven yourself as a worthwhile employee and your work will cooperate with you.
THAT SAID- learn from me!!!! Do NOT begin working until you have had treatment. It will backfire beyond belief if you are not in a healthy place with support from your family, friends, treatment team and /or sponsor.
you could hurt someone and hurt your ability to ever work as a nurse for a very, very long time.
edit- I should mention hat I am not in your state and had not yet had any action by BON. If you have stipulations that require you to tell, you basically freaking have to.