Psychiatric Help as a Nurse

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by smr1996 smr1996 (New) New

I'm a nursing student, and I just finished my psychiatric clinical rotation. It got me thinking, and I can't seem to find the answer. Here's my question:

Can a nurse be admitted into a psychiatric facility and still remain a nurse when they get out? And do you have to notify state board if you are institutionalized?

Thanks!

Bonstemps

Bonstemps, EMT-P

Specializes in Disaster, Conflict Mgmt. Has 10 years experience. 174 Posts

Yes. There is no real way, unless my admission, that an employer OR the board would know. Regardless, it would be illegal to make a judgement based on your medical history. Institutionalization is not a crime. Is this a specific question pertaining to Louisiana?

Best.

smr1996

smr1996

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That's where I'm in nursing school and I plan on being licensed here as well when I get out.

Bonstemps

Bonstemps, EMT-P

Specializes in Disaster, Conflict Mgmt. Has 10 years experience. 174 Posts

I see -short answer is no, it shouldn't affect your pursuit of an RN.