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school while being monitored

Looking at my options regarding school for when I get back from my rehab facility. Any of you do school while monitored? I'm interested in psych NP but know I'll be required to let the school know I'm in the monitoring program? Is that usually a problem?

I'm not an expert on this, but is there going to be any public discipline on your license or do you not know that yet? I thought if not, then no... but it might depend on what the application asks specifically. If they CAN see it on your license then I'd tell them before they see it. If you don't know yet if it will show up, I'm not sure. I wouldn't tell them unless you are sure you have to.

I know my sponsor is a nurse practitioner now but when she was applying for NP school she told them she had a prior probation (public, you could see it in her license), but that it was years ago and her license was no longer on probation. They gave her a hard time about being admitted to the school and she had to argue with them but they did ultimately let her in and now she's a NP.

catsmeow1972, BSN, RN

Has 15 years experience. Specializes in OR.

I toyed with the idea of grad school. my delightful program (sarcasm alert*) told me that while clinical hours would not count toward the hours per week limit that i am saddled with, i would still have to have the preceptor fill out the "employer evaluation form." At least to me, that just sounds weird and like policy that is made up on the fly.... i decided against grad school because i really just did not want it that bad enough to jump through all those hoops. Better to leave the seat for someone that really wants to do it.

Supposedly we are allowed a certain bit of confidentiality, right? Not too sure how that is possible since we seem to have to tell everyone and their uncle about it. JMHO.

I'm not supposed to have a mark on my license. My monitoring program does require I inform any university of my being monitored. The school I'm looking at is conservative/Christian. I have a great GPA, good references, and am competitive academically. I just wonder if they'll decline me due to my current situation.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Has 40 years experience. Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

Most schools require an unencumbered license. It sounds like your is not. That's going to be a big problem for you.

It's my understanding that I will not be reported to the board of nursing. I will have restrictions on passing narcotics and where I can work for the next three years. I'm not looking at even applying to the NP program for a year.

I'm just wondering, would one even be passing narcotics in NP school? I can't imagine.

My situation very well may be a problem for me, though I've heard of others doing it.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Has 40 years experience. Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

It's my understanding that I will not be reported to the board of nursing. I will have restrictions on passing narcotics and where I can work for the next three years. I'm not looking at even applying to the NP program for a year.

I'm just wondering, would one even be passing narcotics in NP school? I can't imagine.

My situation very well may be a problem for me, though I've heard of others doing it.

I'm confused. If you are in a monitoring program, does it not report to the BON. Who put the narcotic restrictions in place?

dirtyhippiegirl, BSN, RN

Has 8 years experience. Specializes in PDN; Burn; Phone triage.

I'm confused. If you are in a monitoring program, does it not report to the BON. Who put the narcotic restrictions in place?

Many states run monitoring programs that are independent of the BON. The BON is only alerted if you can't complete the monitoring program due to relapse or non-compliance. In some states, the BON may also refer an addict to the monitoring program without a formal hearing or any public license sanctions contigent on the addict's successful completion of the monitoring program.

meanmaryjean, DNP, RN

Has 40 years experience. Specializes in NICU, ICU, PICU, Academia.

Many states run monitoring programs that are independent of the BON. The BON is only alerted if you can't complete the monitoring program due to relapse or non-compliance. In some states, the BON may also refer an addict to the monitoring program without a formal hearing or any public license sanctions contigent on the addict's successful completion of the monitoring program.

Thank you- I learned something today!

Yes. I am new to all of this but that's my understanding. If I comply with the monitoring the board does not get involved.

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