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Public reprimand


I received a public reprimand on my RN nursing license. I have been looking for a job for a year. It was for unprofessional conduct r/t a HIPPA violation. Any ideas of places in CA that will not hold this against me. I love being a nurse and I miss my profession. Any help would be appreciated. I have 15 years on experience in ICU , TICU, and Skilled nursing facilities. I am willing to work anywhere. Thanks again MAya

I have never heard of public reprimands. I would speak to the BON regarding how long that is going to show on your license.

"Misconduct" is such a subjective and broad term, that it could mean anything.

I would also speak with an attorney, as I am not sure in this climate of many, many nurses and very few jobs that finding a position would be feasible if you have such a public "mark" on your license.

I am sorry that this happend to you.

Pangea Reunited, ASN, RN

Has 6 years experience.

I just read your case and it doesn't sound as bad as it could be. What's frighting, is you may not have learned much from it since you came on a very public site using your real name and talking about disciplinary action against you. Keep applying, focus on what you learned from the situation and consider changing your name on this site.

akulahawkRN, ADN, RN, EMT-P

Specializes in Emergency Department. Has 6 years experience.

All I can say is the PP's are right... it's probably not anywhere near as bad as it could have been. You seriously should get your account name changed ASAP because it was way too easy to find the reprimand. Seriously, it was just way too easy...

xoemmylouox, ASN, RN

Has 13 years experience.

If you're already a Nurse why does your profile say you are a student with no experience?


Specializes in EDUCATION;HOMECARE;MATERNAL-CHILD; PSYCH. Has 25 years experience.

Hang in there. My suggestion is to get an attorney to get the reprimand off your license.

Use this opportunity to develop yourself and your career. Have you considered going back to school or learning a new skill? How about volunteering your nursing skills?