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    IT does not take that long to be removed from the OIG exclusion list. I submitted my application and was off within 4 weeks. I am not sure about California. You will need to check with them, but, I am attaching the link for the OIG. https://oig.hhs.gov/exclusions/reinstatement.asp Follow their directions. You do have to write to them and request the application for removal. Good luck to you! Trust me, it was not that difficult. Keep in mind they only update their database one time per month. RN1965
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    Is it worth it

    Persephone, This is exactly the reason, after all this time, I swallowed my pride and came back to nursing. (Well, as soon as I get the last clinicals done!). I will forever remember what took me down and work hard to never repeat it, but, you hit the nail on the head with your insight! RN1965
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    Light at the end of the tunnel?

    Well, it has been a long road for me. My license was revoked for my failure to complete and comply with the BON confidential alternative program. That was 17 years ago. I moved to a new state, have been clean and sober and decided I want my nursing license back. I have completed my refresher course and now am just waiting on placement for the required clinical hours. I am aware I will be stuck in monitoring land for at least three years, but, I am more than willing to do so. The hoops I have jumped through have been many, but, I am so excited to get on this journey and get this monitoring over with and return to nursing. I have spent hours on these forums reading words of wisdom and hope and elation (when the program is over) and I thank you all. Not going anywhere, just wanted to share my good news! We can do this!!!
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    It is DONE.

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    As seen on TV

    The worst was that series, The Night Shift. Every dang episode had the ER docs and surgeons going into the field, and doing some sort of miraculous rescue. Um, no, just no!
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    Florida IPN

    Yes, sometimes I feel like it is a money thing and they will recommend monitoring for that reason. I know it seems harsh, but, I would seriously doubt ANY evaluator who says they do not have a dog in the hunt. They all have something to gain. Good luck to you and keep your chin up.
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    Alcohol free hand sanitizer

    I do not, and have never, relied on hand sanitizer, in or out of monitoring. I may be old, but, a good hand-washing is best, in my opinion.
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    To TPAPN or not...

    I only mention having a job without narcs is because often, not always, you will have a restriction for at least a year. No passing, wasting or witnessing, or keys.
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    I am DONE! Finally

    Congratulations! Well done, friend!
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    To TPAPN or not...

    From what I know, you will be referred, as the employer is required to do so. I would call TPAPN, but, if you can afford it, seek legal guidance first, with an attorney who specializes in license defense. Next, start going to meetings, and just get a random sheet online, and start having it signed. Get another job now, if you can, and start socking away money. The monitoring programs are costly, and you will need the extra cash. If you can find employment where you do not pass narcs, do so. Dialysis, psych, or a community clinic. Good luck to you, come back to this forum for support from all of us. Hang in there and do not beat yourself up. The BON will do enough of that for you!
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    Remember pagers?

    Yes, I had a pager, in 1997. My most vivid memory was when I had it on vibrate only, in the middle of a NRP certification class. No sooner had I tubed the "baby" when my pager vibrated and I yanked the tube and the "baby" clear across the table. I was already nervous in class, then that! But, the instructor laughed so hard, she had to cross her legs. She said, try not to do that in real life, through tears streaming down her face! Good times.
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    2 offers may result in no job....

    Congratulations! Have a wonderful fist day and play nice with the other kids!
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    2 offers may result in no job....

    Congratulations! I hope to have this problem when it comes time for me to get to work as a nurse, hahaha. All kidding aside, I guess I would call the first place and let them know, in a kind manner, that you had another offer, but wanted to see where they were in the process, as you would prefer to work for them?!?! I don't know, it is a sticky situation, at best. Please, since it has been a week, let us know how it turned out! Good luck to you, whatever path you choose!
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    Florida IPN

    I am guessing ingestion of an edible. Knew someone in the military who went to a holiday party, ate some of the cookies/brownies, etc. Only one person thought it would be funny to bring laced cookies to the party and not tell anyone. My friend nearly lost his rank, pay and military career, after being randomly tested at work, two days later. And yes, random. He worked in an area that was known for their dangerous and classified jobs so they were tested often. Luckily, the hostess came forward and let his CO know what happened at the party. The person who brought the edibles was questioned and confessed. My friend did get a bit of a reprimand, but not as harsh. Basically, he was told, you are judged by the company you keep. Anyway, sorry for the long story, just pointing out that someone can be totally blameless and still end up in a whirlwind of doo!
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    Uds 1 day before completion!

    Does this mean you have to wait for the results before released? Proof positive it is all about the MONEY!!!!