It is not only demoralizing to have a letter from the state BON but really makes you think about giving up a profession you love. The BON is NOT a friend of the nurses nor a protector of the public. They are only there to better themselves and promote their personal agenda. If it really takes over a year to resolve an issue and they can reopen at any time, how are they projecting the public? Many times it is used by an employer to keep an employee in line and product inferior care to the public. Really makes you wonder why anyone would want to be a nurse anymore.