When I was in criminal court, the judge point blank told me "as a nurse, YOU are held to a higher standard", glaring down at me over his pinched nose (sorry, that's the impression he gave off. I don't understand how this is fair, because people are people are people....but life ain't fair, right?
I also cannot believe the BS we are seemingly forced to take to retain our licenses. I have a good 'learning experience' (if I say I'm treated unfairly, then I'm playing the victim card, according to some therapists)
I did divert, years ago, confessed, thinking honesty was best. Have since done everything, bent over backwards, complied all the BS. Extended for reason beyond my control (delays in criminal court resulted in my re-starting 3 years, after 2 completed...how bout that? More money!)
Six months before the end, have a positive false UDS. I KNOW it's wrong, but was told it didn't matter, no matter what proof (asked about if I get a hair follicle test) and told my case was closed, sent to legal for license suspension, no options to contest. Lose nursing job, but I request a hearing before BON to plead my case, and take my negative hair screen to the hearing. However, I didn't have the common sense to pay the toxicologist/whomever from the lab to come to the hearing, it was not allowed as evidence, because I could've forged it. Despite the COC docs, bank statement showing payment, etc. Also had negative screen for the 6 months between the false positive and the hearing, demonstrating my continued abstinence. I suppose the judge felt bad, and reduced my license suspension to 9 months, retro active to the date it was suspended prior to hearing. So, currently in the process of applying for reinstatement and then have another year of the BS program. Am I supposed to feel lucky or grateful that their screw up or whatever it was caused more stress, financial, emotional and further hardship to my family? It'll probably be at least an additional 24 months from when I would've been done without this hiccup.
Sorry to hijack, OP, just seemed appropriate to vent. 🙂