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2 years of sobriety and still cant find work, Want to help especially now with COVID-19

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by Samsweetheart Samsweetheart (New) New Nurse

Specializes in Hospice. Has 29 years experience.

I am a registered nurse with 2 years of sobriety. I have been a registered nurse since 1992. This past July I finished my BSN from St. Catherine University in Minnesota. I have tried to find work but, with no offers. I am able to get as far as a phone interview but, it appears once they look into my license I lose the offer. I'm looking to see how other nurses are dealing with this situation. Especially with the COVID-19, I am more than capable of working!

The expungement of these issues should be an option for individuals if we have worked a program successfully and show the ability to practice safely. It's like I will wear this scarlet letter forever.

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Samsweetheart

Specializes in Hospice. Has 29 years experience.

Thanks for your response. It's nice to know someone is out there reading 🙂

I'm glad for my sobriety! I just really want to work now. Stay healthy

Have u tried long term care and dialysis. I worked at Fresenius dialysis at first now I’m in long term care as an infection control nurse and I love it! I’ve bee ln a nurse since 1992 too! Hang in there! Good luck 🍀

Samsweetheart

Specializes in Hospice. Has 29 years experience.

I do..they are for me to participate in HPSP for one more year of random drug screening. I am glad to do this, in fact I could indefinitely. My problem is having the information public. Not only is some of the information not correct but, some is open to interpretation and those that lack education about depression or chemical dependency should not be reading the information. What happened to my rights under HIPAA?