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TX new grad with stipulations

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by willjas579 willjas579 (New Member) New Member Nurse

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Hi everyone. I am a new graduate from a ADN program in TX. I sit for my nclex middle of February! 6 years ago I got into a fight with my now husband and took a deferred adjudication for my case, however no conviction but BON gave me 1 year order with stipulations. I’ve read some forums stating their orders say they must be under an RN watch for the entire year. I’ve read my order over and over and I don’t see that in mine. What wording did they use if you have that stipulation? It just states that I must work a minimum of 64 hrs a month, take 2 classes during the year and every 3 months my job has to send out a report of how I’m doing. Now I’ve applied to HCA 3 different positions but no luck landing a job. I’m honest upfront and bring a copy of my board orders. I’ve read to try ltc and snf. I applied to kindred in my area, no call back yet.. anyone with stipulations land a job at kindred? Nursing homes in my area I find on indeed says good standing license so that puts me out. I don’t know if I should try home health. Read that the hardest part is the long documentation.. anyone with stips like me and landed a job? Also so I wait until I pass nclex and have my liscense number to apply. That way potential employers know for a fact I’m licensed? Just seeking support and advice! Thanks so much!

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A "license in good standing"... Doesn't that just mean it can't be revoked or in jeopardy of being revoked? Or perhaps not having any reports on an existing license?? From what I can infer, you don't have a license in bad standing because you don't have a license. And when you do it will perhaps be a RESTRICTED license.

Please correct me if I'm wrong. Also, maybe it wouldn't be the worst idea to get your license before applying. Furthermore, call the BRN and clarify EXACTLY what your restrictions entail. If I interviewed you, I wouldn't hire you either simply because you do not understand your limits. They are unclear of what additional resources they will need to have you on staff. 

 

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catsmeow1972 has 15 years experience as a BSN and works as a OR RN.

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I would wait until you have your license in hand. If said license states clear and active (IE..this agreement does not reflect on your license then you stand a better chance of landing an interview (as in making it through the HR gauntlet.) It’s utterly ridiculous but it seems that a department can want you so bad they can taste it, contract and all, but can get overruled by paper pushers in HR.

I’m not in TX, but it sounds like it’s a case of this is confidential UNLESS you fail to complete the order. I should think that the agreement would not kick in until you get employment, then you must work the 64 hours/month.

i agree with babychickens. Concentrate on passing your NCLEX. Table the job hunt for the moment. Once you have that shiny new license and see if anything even shows on it publicly (I would wager that it does not) start looking. At that point you can explain better what accommodation you will need. As a you are new grad nurse, I bet it will not be much on the employer’s part. You will be in orientation for a solid couple months and you won’t be doing any charge sort of thing. I doubt you have med pass restrictions, etc. 

last of all...BREATHE!!!!

You got through nursing school, right? You can do this. You will pass your boards and you will get a job! Regardless of board order nonsense. Got it? Good.😉

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Megan1977 has 38 years experience as a MSN, RN.

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Once you have your actual RN license you might want to look at dialysis nursing. DaVita Dialysis is both new grad and stipulation friendly. I was very hesitant to try dialysis but really like the consistent patient contact and the hours. 

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Any luck yet? Yes try the out patient dialysis centers. 

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On 1/31/2019 at 3:07 AM, willjas579 said:

I’ve read some forums stating their orders say they must be under an RN watch for the entire year. I’ve read my order over and over and I don’t see that in mine. What wording did they use if you have that stipulation?

While this is a common stipulation not every nurse will have it.  Each state works a little differently and if that's not on your agreement, then you don't have the stipulation.  The words I would look for is 'supervision of another licensed nurse' or something along those lines.

It's pretty hard to land a job before you even have a license at least in my area, but possible.  I had an offer waiting since I was a CNA in a hospital and they paid for my classes.  A friend of mine did a lot of networking and found one before passing.  If you like a certain speciality of nursing look into any groups of nurses in your area you can talk to.  Let them get to know you.  That way you will "know someone" before walking in the door.  You can do it!

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