Hi guys I'm new to this forum. I've been having an extremely difficult time landing a job because I'm in the EEP through TPAPN. I go to interviews I'm hired until they do the background check. Does anyone have any idea how to go about this. Please I need some advise. I've tried healthsouth, travel companies, home health, hospitals, I'm about to home in on dialysis and see how far I get. The cm states that there are numerous nurses who have been hired by various hospitals in Houston and I don't know how they did it. Unless they have someone on the inside.

Has 1 years experience.

I thought the whole point of EEP was so it did not show up on your background check or anything unless you fail to comply with them???

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Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

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Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 12 years experience.

There are many hospitals that will hire nurses on TPAPN, but only after the first year. You do not say how far you are into your program or whether you are up front about your status prior to getting the job offer. If not, be aware that most employers will see this as an attempt to hide your problem, which automatically makes you an unattractive candidate. Finding out after the fact smacks of a lack of forthrightness.

Keep applying, be honest and up front about being in recovery and stick to the terms you have agreed to. I wish you well.


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Has 5 years experience.

Hi! I live in Dallas as well, and I am in the TPAPN program. I have less than 2 months left. I found my success in finding a job at a doctor's office/outpatient center. I worked for the same doctor for over two years, and it was not difficult working and doing TPAPN. I would strongly recommend using the treatment center I used. They helped me tremendously finding a job and completing the TPAPN program. It is called Innovation360 and is a treatment center for substance abuse, alcoholism, and mental illness. The psychiatrist is very familiar with TPAPN and fills my form out every quarter. They have so much to offer... Let me know if you want more info!

Hope this helps!