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Indiana RN

Indiana RN BSN

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Indiana RN has 13 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Med/Surg & Psych.

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  1. Indiana RN

    License Suspension

    Yes, feel free to send me a message. I usually respond pretty quick 😊
  2. Indiana RN

    License Suspension

    I was in my states monitoring program for 3 years. I can't speak for anyone else but for me, yes it was 100% worth it for several reasons. 1. I love being a nurse, I love my job. I can't imagine doing anything else. 2. I'm not trained to do anything else. I've been in healthcare since I was 19. I've been going to work in scrubs for over 20 years! 3. My job allows me to live comfortably and I would like to continue to do just that. I can't think of one thing I could do that I wouldn't need to go back to school for and make what I currently make a year. I have zero desire to ever go back to school. It is costly but doable. I cleaned houses my first 9 months in and I managed to get by. IOP was 12 weeks long and based on a sliding scale. Testing was $75 and I tested 2 times, sometimes 3 times a month. So, I was paying about $450 a month for the first 6 months, then about $150-$225 a month after that. Each state is different but I would still do what I had to do. I did some stupid things and put my license in jeopardy and I felt lucky to be given another chance to redeem myself.
  3. Indiana RN

    IPRP Affinity Testing

    December 2021? I just sent my caseworker an email and ask what I needed to complete the program. I needed a letter from my employer, my sponser and myself. I emailed those back to her. If you don't reach out I'm sure they will just let you stay in the program until you do.
  4. Indiana RN


    I'm sure they care but if it's not reported to the BON then they have no way of knowing. You'd be surprised how many nurses get fired for failing a drug test or suspension of diversion and their employer does not report it.
  5. Indiana RN

    License Suspension

    My license was suspended for 9 months in 2018. It was a dark time but things will get better. I just celebrated my 2 years as an RN at a job I love! I have 2 1/2 months left in my states program. Just never give up! While my license was suspended I had a job at a house cleaning company. Money wasn't great but they hire anyone and it least it was something. It was definitely humbling. Good luck!
  6. Indiana RN

    Affinity drug testing

    I use Affinity. 2 years and 10 months in. only urine so far. I pay $48 to affinity and $28 at testing site. Usually 2x a month.
  7. Indiana RN

    Requirements for completing INPRP

    No, I've never been in the building, I've don't even know what my caseworker looks like. Yes, I was urine tested during assessment and it depends on your test results and what the addiction assessment says if you get IOP. God yes I had to pay for everything! I went to a place off of 21st and Shadeland. I went there because it was based off income and I wasn't working at the time. I paided $28 each visit and I went 3x a week. Drug screens are $49 plus whatever the site you test at charges. I pay $73 each time.
  8. Indiana RN

    Requirements for completing INPRP

    When I started it was still ISNAP so things might be different now. I first called ISNAP, answered a million questions then I was instructed to call ( I was given the number) and schedule a addiction assessment. I did that, she reported to my case manager and then I was offered the 3 year RMA. I was instructed to do a 12 week IOP and biweekly therapy sessions. I also have to attend 12 NA meetings a week and have quarterly assessment completed by my sponser and employer. My first drug screen was 3 weeks after my RMA started and I went to my nearest Community occupation health clinic. I downloaded the affinity app so I get an alert every morning at 5am to check in and I can put in my address and it will pull up the nearest lab sites.
  9. Indiana RN

    Requirements for completing INPRP

    Pick away! I'm very happy to help! I'm in for diversion but I'm sure requirements are basically the same.
  10. Indiana RN

    Requirements for completing INPRP

    So I'm coming towards the end of my 3 year run in INPRP. My RMA is up in February. My question is what is required to end this madness? Letters? Another assessment from psych? I don't want to email my caseworker because I don't want him to think I'm TO eager. 😄 I try to stay off the radar!
  11. Indiana RN

    30 Freaking Days Left give or take 10 days

    OMG! congratulations! I have 4 1/2 months left and I'm nervous already! I'm a half glass empty type of girl and I'm waiting for something to happen! What is all required for you at the end? Letters of recommendation? Keep counting down, you got this!
  12. Indiana RN

    Funny not Funny

    I drink a bang energy drink everyday at work. I also use hand sanitizer dozens of times at work. I have left work, tested and haven't tested positive. Indiana I get tested for everything. I don't use soy sauce but eats lots of Chinese food. I don't use hairspray very often but I dye my hair monthly and use bodyspray almost daily. The beginning is always the worst! I've been doing this for 2 1/2 years and now I forget I'm even in this program most days....unless I'm picked to test! LOL
  13. Indiana RN

    Hand Sanitizer

    I was super nervous about this in the beginning but after awhile I found myself using it frequently. With everything that's going on I use it alot. I haven't had any issues. I do, however, hold my breath when I use it until it's dry. 🙂
  14. Indiana RN

    Affinity drug testing

    I check in 7 days a week and I hope I'm not jinxing myself but in the 2 1/2 years I've been in this program I've never had to test on the weekend.
  15. Indiana RN

    Indiana agreements

    If you can afford it, absolutely.
  16. Indiana RN

    TnPap (Tennessee)

    In Indiana, the narc restriction starts when you start working. So ultimately you have to work for 6 months with a narc restriction.