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  1. OhioRN1234

    NP with prior discipline

    You would think this is the case, and I hope it would be. However, those of us who made mistakes and went through monitoring know that it is designed to make you fail. The BON is not there to help the fallen nurse, they are there to protect the public. If doing that means those of us who made mistakes are eliminated from the field I think they are happy to see that outcome. I earned my punishment but I did not earn a lifetime of shame, self hatred, and the fear to move onward and upward. Yet.. here I sit sick to my stomach to sign up for classes because I just don't have anymore fight in me. Begging for preceptors, liability insurance, pleading to take the certification as everyone else is able to, and then trying to find a job. A job not only as a new grad but one with a history that is public and will forever follow me.
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    NP with prior discipline

    Hello everyone, I have been accepted into NP school as a nurse with prior discipline history on my RN license. I have no restrictions but do have a black mark on my license. I have always dreamed of a higher education but am very concerned about finding preceptors, licensing, and finding a job. My acceptance letter states that due to my history finding preceptorship is not guaranteed. Understandable of course. No one can give me any guidance or advice really.. I suppose I am looking for advice. Would you take someone like me on to precept? Would your office allow it? After years of discipline I am jaded and used to having doors shut to me. Hearing yes is foreign and quite frankly uncomfortable.
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    Probation and Pregnancy

    emailed you!
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    Probation and Pregnancy

    I was told I would have to check in daily. If in the hospital or just delivered I had to provide a sample... No guidance on how that would be done or handled. I would have been afraid of a positive even for prescribed medications.. We have two kids and the whole ordeal took six years. I feel like I am too old now. My mistake literally cost us another child. I could NOT handle the thought of going through that hell during a pregnancy. Absolute joke and I am still disgusted.
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    Is PMHNP license post discipline possible?

    I did ask this exact question to the BON. I was directed to their APRN application. (which told me little). They would not tell me if I could test, get licensed, get a dea number, or if I would be placed on another probation for daring to further my career. I do not have permanent restrictions. It seems we will never be given concrete answers.
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    Finished in OHIO!!

    I never had PETH tests (actually was not restricted from alcohol, which seems to be pretty rare). Didn't stop me from being selected for one and having to fight it. Got nailed with a hair test a week later. THEN every test until completion after that was observed... What an embarrassing joke
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    NP school post RN discipline

    What about after? Will your NP license be disciplined? Have the RN record attached? The thought of going through monitoring again because I furthered my education makes me sick.
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    Finished in OHIO!!

    I sent you a pm. I think you have to make so many posts before you can send messages. Let me know if you didn't get it!
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    Finished in OHIO!!

    I am officially done with monitoring. Some of you have read my story before, I am sorry I have been a cynical and negative participant. Six years ago I got into trouble, inactived my license (per lawyer advice), and sat and waited three years for the BON. I found work using my degree which turned out to be a real blessing while I waited. I finally received my consent agreement three years ago, took a year to find a job (Ohio is not an easy place to find work.) I added a year to my agreement as time not working as nurse doesn't count, although you better believe I paid for drug tests. I worked off my two year agreement with a few hiccups. All I can say is that if you agree to this cover your butt, to the point off annoyance. Verify every fax, every test, all the paperwork. The BON doesn't want to hear excuses, they don't care, they are black and white and you better figure out the rules before you break one. This is their job. They will not make things clear for you or go out of the way to tell you anything. I had to sleuth out every single bit of information with the help of a lawyer and this forum. I took screen shots of every login for three years, called testing places before I went on vacation, hovered over lab staff, held off on having another child, and suffered through illnesses rather than get prescriptions for anything. I have learned more about patience, humility, and organization than I ever thought possible. For those wondering how completion works in Ohio, here is how mine went down. I asked to be put on the agenda for the September meeting a month early. They met four days after my consent agreement was set to finish. I was certain they would make me wait to ask for release until after the date had passed like they did with my narcotic restriction but no! I was placed on the agenda and told I could email my monitoring agent after they met that day. No way it would be that fast right?! WRONG! She emailed me back "You have been released from the terms of your probation. You will receive an official notice in the mail." OK.... so do I log in still? Do you need anything? I emailed her about three more times clarifying this. I was told I did not need to login to First source ever again. DONE. That day. It was like a miracle! I deleted everything and went and cried in the corner for a while. After the humiliation of the last five tests being observed (during a pandemic, expensive, and hard to find places willing to do them.) How could I be just done? My life is my own again. Ohio has an 'alternative to discipline program' which a nurse can go through this and have a clean license at the end. Ohio has had less than 40 people allowed into it every year for the past three years. They wonder why? People are terrified to reach out for help and rejected for this program when they do. There will always be a black mark on my license. Six years ago I wanted to walk away. Knowing what I do now and having gone through the 'monitoring process' for the state of Ohio. I would still walk away and am considering it. I could have another career by now outside of healthcare. One that doesn't take people when they are down and absolutely railroad them into worse disease, financial distress, and make a public mockery of them for the rest of their career. I believe these programs help some people when separated from the BON. However I absolutely believe this was set up for people to fail, they don't want nurses like me making it through. Had I been a single parent, not financially able to cope, or unable to find work I would have failed. The board of nursing is there for a very important reason but this punishment I was forced to endure was punitive, expensive, humiliating, overbearing, anxiety riddled, and archaic at best. I really hope to see change soon. I wish you all the very best and will check back often. Keeping humble at the very least.
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    Ohio - completing monitoring

    You are so right of course. Just an extra 60 days. I have asked for early release, three times. I think I made her angry, my testing has doubled. (?ore than enough to make up for the quarantine breaks - which I wasn't notified of.) I took a refresher course on my own, drug classes, an extra year of testing/monitoring because NO ONE would hire me. It was mortifying. I have complied with everything. Every step. All I want is to get out on time. Six years. Three waiting. One searching. Two working. We delayed having a family. I've been so sick and refused to go to the doctor (positive drug tests from medications prescribed--- accused of using.) Testing in the middle of trips. It's just so exhausting. Im sorry I am such a whiner. I have become so unbelievable negative. Thanks fo letting me B*&^%.
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    Ohio - completing monitoring

    Was your end date AFTER the meeting date? Mine is like two days before they meet. If they make me wait two more months I will just cry so hard. I have no childcare, homeschooling, have to go to an urgent care for drug tests in an urgent care that is full of covid patients. My heart is beyond broken after six years of this.
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    Ohio - completing monitoring

    I think my actual competition date is like four days before they meet. I really want to be on that months meeting agenda rather than wait an ADDITIONAL TWO MONTHS! Do you think I will have to wait??
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    Unencumbered license

    Do mean you just have the black mark against you? Public discipline? How sad that a nurse who has fought and worked so hard is denied furthering their career.
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    Increased testing

    Well that was humiliating.. My urgent care had one after another patient walking in for covid testing while I was waiting. One not wearing a mask. I also goto pay 35 instead of 25 for the privilege of humiliation. I hate nursing and plan on quitting my job two months from now. It looks like I will be homeschooling my two children anyway as there is no childcare and people are idiots. Seeing how not only us 'naughty' nurses but the ones on the front lines have been treated is disgusting. I worked so hard to get my degree. 18 right out of high school, went to a fantastic program, bachelors degree at 22. Was four classes away from my FNP with a 3.9. Threw it all away, I take the blame. However I do NOT deserve to be treated like a criminal (worse than that actually). Half the pay I made today went to a drug test that is so unnecessary and totally driven by the desire for revenue. During a pandemic. It's repulsive.
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    Increased testing

    I am certain I have made up for that and then some. Just got selected for my first observed urine. Of course on a day I work, so ill get to scramble to find someone to watch me pee after running my butt off for 10-12 hours and hope I can find a place. Our county is under mandatory mask order, the urgent care I have been going to is covid testing non stop, and the nearest lab corp is now 45 mins away. Two more months...
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    Increased testing

    I wonder how doubling my testing has helped my "recovery." Six years into this nightmare, three months left.. We didn't get tested for two months during the pandemic (of course no one told me this, so I logged in every day with a sick feeling in my stomach.) Now its doubled... I suppose they have to make that money back they missed out on. During a pandemic. When money is even more tight. They don't know that we have lost our child care and I am leaving two grade school aged kids home alone because my husband also has to go back into work sometimes. They don't care that all labcorps that are actually open are now 45 minutes away. They don't care that I will have got go sit in an urgent care and pay an extra 25$ after working a job that I cant wait to quit. I made a mistake six years ago and have paid so much more than they will ever know. I cannot wait for this nightmare to end. Thanks for listening guys.