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Psychiatric Help as a Nurse

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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?

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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?

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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.

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

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