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SororAKS has 12 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU/CCU, Open Heart OR Recovery, Etc.

Graduated from an ADN program in 1988, and also have a BA in Political Science in 2011. Have 12 years of clinical experience in ER, ICU/CCU, PCU, Float, LTC , Open Heart OR Recovery, PACU and Supervisory. ACLS Instructor, PALS, TNCC and CEN certifications. Also on Critical Incident Stress Debriefing Team. Took hiatus in the year 2000 due to personal issues that are now taken care of and looking forward to coming back to active practice. Also very good with computers and technology. Considering going back to school for Masters.

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    Dialysis job while On Probation with the PA DMP

    Call your caseworker. Is it a permanent full time spot or is that limited to training?
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    Applying for license in KY

    Most states will at least consider your application, provided all discipline sanctions have been successfully met in the previous home state. They will want to know the circumstances of the discipline. Be thorough, give them what they want (paperwork...
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    nurse opioid addiction and state licensure

    Self report.
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    Messed up

    Call your caseworker and be honest about what you did. That will be much better than them finding positive test results and having to ask you. Honestly assess what happened, get back to a program, and work it one day at a time. What's done is done. T...
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    New to IPN

    I'd both self report and retain an attorney experienced in dealing with the Board of Nursing. I'll be the first to agree with you on some of the rules and requirements, but it is better if you just do what you need to get through it. No it isn't fair...
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    Bad messed up

    I would get a lawyer, even a public defender, for your criminal case. See if you can retain a different lawyer with experience dealing with the Board. If you self report to the program in your state, the possibilities of keeping your license are ther...
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    Caught diverting methadone.

    Get a lawyer pronto, one that has experience dealing with the FL Board of Nursing and IPN. Lawyer up, do not admit to anything. Talk with your doctor, get an evaluation, and start attending meetings if you honestly believe you have issues. Only you w...
  8. This incident disgusted me. I've never seen police have such disrespect for medical professionals. She advocated for her patient and followed policy, most police officers I've worked with are very respectful and come equipped with a search warrant. I...
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    Unfair, unfair, unfair

    What I do agree with here is the need for lobbying one's representatives and speaking out. Unfortunately as a profession we have not done this nearly enough, and that factor has contributed in the out of control behavior of some Boards of Nursing. Wh...
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    Nicotine patch

    I used one all the way through monitoring. No problems.
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    TPAPN completion

    Yay! Congratulations on completing TPAPN!
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    An Eclectic Recovery Thread

    Thanks for posting this. I go through these spells on occasion. One thing that helps me is the knowledge that it will pass, and in the meantime, I just try to keep up some daily practice of meditation and occasionally yoga. I also journal, writing ou...
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    Need some encouragement/advice

    I'd quit the second job. Our stress responses were masked with active addiction, and when we stop using our emotions aren't masked anymore. One thing I've learned throughout all this is to pay attention to what is going on inside myself. If you feel ...
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    Recovery program 3 years in one state, 5 years in another

    I'd consult a professional licensure attorney.
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    TPAPN completion

    Wow! Almost done! Congratulations and hang in there! Keep us posted.