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Will a disciplinary action in my LPN license affect me as an APRN student?

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by ERnurse1987 ERnurse1987 (New) New Nurse Student

ERnurse1987 specializes in Emergency.

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Hi guys. So back in 2014 I had a reprimand placed on my license for failure to document accurately. I'm not making excuses for myself but I was a new nurse at the time and only had 1 week orientation. The error did not involve narcotics. I was placed on probation for 1 year and successfuly completed my probation in 2015 and continued to work as an LPN afterwards. I continued to pursue furthering my education and in 2017 I became a registered nurse and have since worked in the emergency room and have maintained an excellent work record. I am currently enrolled in an on campus APRN program and this upcoming semester we are preparing for clinical placement. Part of the process is a background check and of course my LPN license came up. Will this be a problem going forward in the program? Is there a possibility I will be kicked out of the program even though I have maintained an unencumbered RN license and  a 4.0 gpa in the APRN program ?

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What did the administration at the APRN program tell you?  Please name the program so that their representative can answer here so others can learn of their policies.

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ERnurse1987 specializes in Emergency.

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The administrator hasn't said anything yet. I only know it came up because I'm able to view my results on castlebranch  We are on winter break and part of our next course we have to have the background check, drug test, and all health immunizations/physicals in so that any clinical sites will have the results. We did all of this when we applied to the university and nothing was brought to my attention and I was accepted into the program  it's only repeated in this course for clinical placement but I wonder if this was a more in depth background check than the one to get into the university. I completed everything so that when I start the semester I'm ahead of the game but when I saw the LPN reprimand it worried me that it may be an issue for clinical placement. 

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Hope this is just a case of you jumping the gun and starting to worry before you need to start worrying.  Think calmly and prepare yourself for any outcomes.  

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ERnurse1987 specializes in Emergency.

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That's what my husband said. I have a tendency of always thinking worst case scenario while he's a very positive person  I'm prepared to talk about if it comes up. But I'm still nervous I'm hoping the fact that it's been 6 years since the discipline (7 years since the event) and I've since obtained my RN license and kept it in good standing that it will help me out.😫

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