reinstatement after voluntary surrender???

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Hi, my name is Crystal and Im an addict. Two years ago i was put on probation:nono: for missappropriation of drugs, and well lets just say i wasn't really lookin forward to the whole never use drugs again lifestyle. Well low and behold old habits die hard and I entered into a voluntary surrender for one year. Well my year is now up and I am getting ready to request my lisence back. I have been clean for one year. :yeah: and im tellin you life isnt super spectacular but man its a whole heck of alot better than it was when i was using. Point of story is I am wondering if anyone has ever gone through this voluntary surrender/ reinstatement situation, will they give it back now, make me wait a few more years? I dunno. Im nervous. Any thoughts???

wubbzy

54 Posts

Specializes in ER, LTC, MDS, Hospice.

I guess it depends on what state you are in and your BON requirements. You'll most likely have some hoops to jump through. As long as you are serious about your sobriety, do the next right thing, and comply with the BON's requirements, it should work out.

Congratulations on your one year and good luck!

Specializes in LTC.

They gave me a list of requirements I had to fulfill before I can request reinstatement and i have completed all of them. I know I will be back on probation and such I just diodnt know if they would reinstate me on probation or reinstate me on suspension followed by probation. I was hoping someone had been through this situation before. Thanks for your reply

gisele38

11 Posts

Specializes in Geriatric/LTC/Home Care.

HI! My name is Gisele and I am from Michigan and my LPN license was suspended and I jumped through the many hoops they required. I did not complete the whole program however I am almost 10 years clean and filled the paperwork for reinstatement and got denied my license was suspended 6 mths and one day. All I can say is stay clean and jump through all those hoops and do all that your Board ask. Best of luck Gisele

jackstem

670 Posts

Specializes in Impaired Nurse Advocate, CRNA, ER,.
They gave me a list of requirements I had to fulfill before I can request reinstatement and i have completed all of them. I know I will be back on probation and such I just diodnt know if they would reinstate me on probation or reinstate me on suspension followed by probation. I was hoping someone had been through this situation before. Thanks for your reply

You might want to just ask the BON what to expect. Sometime going to the horse provides a quicker answer than asking the trainer, the jockey, the owner, the vet, etc. If the board won't answer your question(s), contact an attorney with experience in representing nurses before the BON in your state. So many people balk at the attorney suggestion. If it could mean the difference between getting your license back and not...it's money well spent. Anyone who requires a license to practice their profession should have an attorney represent them when a question about licensure is facing them. It's what professionals do.

If you do get your license back, the first paycheck you receive should be spent on professional liability and licensure protection insurance. Then your attorney's fees will be covered if any "problems" arise in the future. I know when I was in nurses training, they never discussed insurance, or attorneys if a BON inquiry ever occurs. Your employer's insurance makes sure your employers interests are met, not yours. Any nurse who practices today without their own is playing Russian roulette with their license and their income. For the small amount you pay in premiums (which are a tax deductible professional fee in most states), the coverage IF something happens is well worth the price.

Jack

Specializes in ICU.
You might want to just ask the BON what to expect. Sometime going to the horse provides a quicker answer than asking the trainer, the jockey, the owner, the vet, etc. If the board won't answer your question(s), contact an attorney with experience in representing nurses before the BON in your state. So many people balk at the attorney suggestion. If it could mean the difference between getting your license back and not...it's money well spent. Anyone who requires a license to practice their profession should have an attorney represent them when a question about licensure is facing them. It's what professionals do.

If you do get your license back, the first paycheck you receive should be spent on professional liability and licensure protection insurance. Then your attorney's fees will be covered if any "problems" arise in the future. I know when I was in nurses training, they never discussed insurance, or attorneys if a BON inquiry ever occurs. Your employer's insurance makes sure your employers interests are met, not yours. Any nurse who practices today without their own liability insurance is playing Russian roulette with their license and their income. For the small amount you pay in premiums (which are a tax deductible professional fee in most states), the coverage IF something happens is well worth the price.

Jack

I totally agree with this. I have professional insurance. I willl never go without it anymore. I have learned my lesson. There are so many things that could happen and if I have to go before the board for ANY reason.. I will be taking my attorney with me. It is only about 250 a year.. who can beat that??

Specializes in LTC.

thankyou everyone for your replies

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