RN with board orders

by RN4EVER72 RN4EVER72 (New) New Nurse

Specializes in PACU, OR, PreOp, Endoscopy, ICU, CCU, PCU,Cardiac. Has 20 years experience.

Can a nurse join tpapn even tho nurse is not in recovery, and already signed and agreed to board orders?

Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN

Specializes in OR, education. Has 16 years experience.

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Big Blondie, ASN, BSN, MSN, APRN

Has 33 years experience.

TPAPN has specific requirements for participation. There are 3 Tracks that I can recall. Drug/alcohol, mental illness (there are some exclusions), and EEP is what I think it’s called (non addicts that popped a positive drug screen).   Once you have a Board order I don’t see how you can change to TPAPN unless ordered by the Board.  FYI, I’ve seen where some Board orders are easier than TPAPN. If you want to elaborate a bit maybe someone can answer you better.