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Voluntary relinquishes RN License

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by trein trein Member

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I voluntarily relinquished my RN license due to threats that I would be reported to the DOH for false allegations of sexual misconduct. The report was never made and now I want to try to get my license back. I have filed an application for licensure by endorsement as directed by the DOH in my state. There are no complaints or discipline against my license.

Does anyone know if there is a possibility of getting in back?

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Psych ICU, addictions.

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I honestly don't know what the odds are.

All I can recommend is that you have an attorney work with you on this matter, especially with anything dealing with BONs. BONs are notoriously unsympathetic to the nurse's cause because their main concern is protecting the public. You can find attorneys versed in nursing issues here: TAANA Executive Office - Home

Best of luck.

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roser13 has 17 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC.

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No doubt your examination for reinstatement will ask for the circumstances surrounding your voluntary surrender of license.

If you were not guilty, why did you surrender your license?

What were the circumstances behind the accusation and how do you answer those?

And yes, you most definitely need legal representation.

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Get an attorney experienced with dealing with the Board and follow their advice. Perhaps you can do this without having to disclose the blackmail the employer successfully used against you. You could say something along the lines of you had thought you did not want to practice any longer, but reconsidered. Since nothing came from the employer how are they to know about any of that?

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I am speaking as an RN who worked at a BON. You should easily be able to get your license reinstated. Always remember , only the BON of a state is the only agency who can take away your license although many entities and individuals may threaten to have the power. Best of luck.

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RNOTODAY has 18 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in NICU, ER, OR.

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On 12/1/2014 at 8:30 PM, caliotter3 said:

Get an attorney experienced with dealing with the Board and follow their advice. Perhaps you can do this without having to disclose the blackmail the employer successfully used against you. You could say something along the lines of you had thought you did not want to practice any longer, but reconsidered. Since nothing came from the employer how are they to know about any of that?

Totally agree with this. I’d absolutely leave out the true reason you gave up your license. Nothing came if it and there is obviously nothing on record about it. They have no idea, but if you TELL them , they MAY want to investigate now, afterall! So I totally agree here.

You simply say, at a time in your life you thought you did not want to practice anymore and made a hasty decision. I don’t think you’d have a problem.

Good luck!

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