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Unencumbered license

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by Matt1977 Matt1977 (New) New Nurse

Has 11 years experience.

Hi all,

I am a recovering addict and am trying to go back to school. I am nearly 6 years post-discipline and recently applied to graduate school. I was ultimately denied due to having an encumbered license. Does anyone have any experience with returning to school after having your license disciplined? Will my license stay encumbered until I retire? Thanks for any advice and help.

Do mean you just have the black mark against you? Public discipline?

How sad that a nurse who has fought and worked so hard is denied furthering their career.

Matt1977

Has 11 years experience.

2 hours ago, OhioRN1234 said:

Do mean you just have the black mark against you? Public discipline?

How sad that a nurse who has fought and worked so hard is denied furthering their career.

Well, it appears that if you use nursys.com it will state whether or not your license is unencumbered. I was unaware as Ohio’s board license system just states whether or not you’ve been disciplined. Just difference in wording and system I guess. Yes, it has been a long road getting back here. I can’t even begin. It took me over 5 years just to return to the hospital. Those who’ve been through it know. It sucks but the price I had to pay and apparently still pay. I was able to speak to the admissions manager and she said(and she’s right) that ultimately it is the decision of the board. I have to live with that. Anyone have any experience with this to share?

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

In what way does it say your license is encumbered. This is a matter of public record and you should be able to look it up yourself. You can appeal to have inaccurate or untrue information corrected on your record.

Hppy

Matt1977

Has 11 years experience.

I see. I don’t doubt the accuracy. It appears they have the dates correct as far as board action and my time during suspension and probation. Other than that I don’t know what else to say. Again, as far as I’m concerned, my license isn’t encumbered. Sorry I don’t know if I answered your question.

RNCaliK

Specializes in ICU. Has 8 years experience.

Here in California it stays on your “record” for 10 years post dismissal from probation or diversion program. After 10 years you can apply to have it removed.

hppygr8ful, ASN, RN, EMT-I

Specializes in Psych, Addictions, SOL (Student of Life). Has 19 years experience.

11 hours ago, RNCaliK said:

Here in California it stays on your “record” for 10 years post dismissal from probation or diversion program. After 10 years you can apply to have it removed.

Unless something has changed their is no record of your history in the program if you succesfully complete diversion you slate is wiped clean. I know mine was expunged completely.

RNCaliK

Specializes in ICU. Has 8 years experience.

Oh! That is correct, it only stays for 10 yrs if You finished probation. Diversion it does not show