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Specializes in Home Health. Has 11 years experience.

This program is a nightmare!!! I have been to many interviews going on 3 months now. I'm breaking at the bend..

As soon as the interviewer hears that I'm on this program, they quickly rush me out the door. I live in Austin

a big city, so why is this so hard. I've had one person hire me on the spot, then retracted it when I stated I was on this program.

I also lost another job cause it took my caseworker over 2 weeks to call my potential employer back, they had to give the position to someone else. Even the list of "friendly" employers, end up being not to friendly. I really need some help on this. I'm not having any luck on my own. Im open to any suggestions, names of places would be great!!!

I didn't have much luck in Austin proper. Have you tried rural areas? I was successful in temple. Have you tried nursing homes?

Hi Xoeie 1013

My position is very similar to yours. I am also in the Austin area, enrolled in TPAPN after a DWI and after getting sober. I have been an ICU nurse for 20 plus years, now not allowed to work in critical care. Doing a little bit of home health nursing at Apicon. I certainly can relate to your predicament.


Specializes in Home Health. Has 11 years experience.

Thanks so much!! I really appreciate it. A good point in the right direction. With speaking to people I have learned this program has a real bad reputation. I cant wrap my head around being so judged and tossed out like trash being related to this program.

sallyrnrrt, ADN, RN

Specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

find caduses meetings phy.,nurses etc in recovery, network, besides it is a 12step meeting...

LTC and dialysis are stipulation friendly , best of luck and wishes for all !

This might be a good time to apply at Apicon because a position is becoming available.

Unless something has changed with TPAPN- I did not think you could do Home Health??

Try Austin State Supported Living Center or Austin State Hospital. I am a TPAPN nurse (10 days until I'm done OMG) employed with AUSSLC. It's a state position, so you need to apply through the state portal. I've posted the process in some older replies if you would like to search for them.

I am in TPAPN and doing home health visits, not private duty. The agency that employs me does not handle hospice cases so that is not an issue. I have to have a daily face to face encounter with a supervisor or another appointed person; there is a contract that states "no overtime, no call"and there is a bit of extra paperwork for the supervisor but not that much. Probably,if a TPAPN nurse had a history of diverting a home health job might not be approved. Unfortunately, most employers also are unaware that TPAPN nurses can do home health. And, I recall reading on the TPAPN website that home health was impossible for TPAPN nurses but that information is old.


Specializes in Home Health. Has 11 years experience.

Thank you, Thank you!!! That is music to my ears!!! I will go and get that done ASAP!!! I needed to start work like yesterday.


Specializes in Home Health. Has 11 years experience.

Thank you so much!!! I'm on that with a quickness!!!