License reinstatement

  1. Has anybody had their license revoked and had to under go reinstatement procedures.
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  3. by   Rustyhammer
    No but when the board of nursing newsletter comes out
    that's the first section I turn to.
    See if I know anyone who had disciplinary action on their license.
    -Russell
  4. by   emily_mom
    When I first read this I was thinking drivers license....how dense am I????????
  5. by   plh
    I am serious. I was asking if anyone had any advise of stipulated revocations. Especially 5 years after the incidence and 5 yrs of therapy resulting in a dx of recovery after suffering a serious emotional breakdown and substance dependence from a bout of severe migraines.

    Russlel, why do you do this. Is it to gloat or do you really care. Emily, you are not dense, I did not state my problem clelarly.

    Here is the situation. 6 yrs ago, I had a terrible string of tragdedies in my family resulting in the death of many family membersl My fathers death which was the worst. 5 months later my mother a 5 vessel bypass, my best friendsmother passed away.In December my only sister died of sudden death. We don't howshe died .As of thes incidcents, I had a very serious nervous break down and again a serious migrainess of my with the help of my primary doctor with the asssistante of excess provision pf Demero. Does anyone have any ideas of how to go about reinstating my licence?I had alrady finished half of my BSN program. If you have any deas I would appreciate it.
    plh
    Thanks. What can I do?
    Last edit by plh on Feb 3, '03
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    You must query your State Board of Nursing on this one ...only THEY can give you the true answers you seek. I am sure many reinstatements are granted case-by-case. I wish you well...we have all had tough times and many can relate. Best wishes to you.:kiss
  7. by   Rustyhammer
    Yes,
    Your board of Nursing will answer your specific questions.
    -R
  8. by   Tweety
    Definately go through the board of nursing.

    My spouse is runs a group for impaired nurses here in Florida.

    If you haven't or currently are not in an impaired program, they will put you in one probably. Probably, you will have to be evaluated by a pysch. person who makes recommendations. You may or may not have narcotic restrictions for the first year or two, you may or may not have to undergo random testing, etc. You may or may not be required to attend AA/NA or recovery meetings.

    It can be a tough process, but if nursing is your calling your dream, you will do exactly what they say.

    The board of nursing takes problems and situations such as yours very seriously. You must prove beyond a shadow of a doubt you are not a risk to the patients. That's the bottom line.

    But of luck to you. Sounds like you've been through the wringer and survived. What a strong person you are. That strength and determination will be required as you attempt to get your license back. I know you don't expect it to be easy though.

    If you live in Florida or have any questions for my spouse feel free to PM me.
  9. by   fab4fan
    I can't add to what 3rd Shift Guy stated, but I did want to add my words of support and well-wishes. You can do it!!
  10. by   JonRN
    Dear plh.......I want to wish you the very best, you are a very strong person to have survived this major disruption of your life. I hope you are successful in doing whatever it takes to regain your license. Sending good thoughts your way. PM me anytime if you need or want to talk.
  11. by   Jenny P
    PLH, I suggest that you get your primary doctor to help you with this and also your Psych doc and councillors to also vouch for you. My personal opinion is that you be totally honest and up front with the Board of Nursing, and also when you DO have to appear before them that you have a lawyer with you -- one who has represented nurses in front of the BON before and therefore can advise you on your options.

    I used to go to BON meetings (the part that was open to the public) when I was on our Nursing Associations' Practice Commission (I live in Mn). I was amazed by the number of no-shows when nurses were summoned before the BON. How could people NOT go when their very income was jeopardized? I saw first hand the difference it made when the nurse was there (the suggestion about the lawyer is also because of that).
  12. by   plh
    Thanks for your support. I had a lawyer and he rolled over. Now I have to wait 2 years to try and reinstate my liscence. Medicine of all professions should realize that and emotional breakdown is no different than a physical illness and that it can be recovered. Nice of the BRN to wait 5 yrs. I am half-way thru the BSN program. Ready for the MSN. Now I have to figure something else to do for the next 2 yrs.
  13. by   kids
    Originally posted by JonRN
    Dear plh.......I want to wish you the very best, you are a very strong person to have survived this major disruption of your life. I hope you are successful in doing whatever it takes to regain your license. Sending good thoughts your way. PM me anytime if you need or want to talk.
    DITTO.

    And WELCOME! While we never have all of the answers we can give support.
  14. by   plh
    Thanks Jon, I still wonder why they waited during 5 yrs of therapy and received a declaration of recovery and then kicked me in the butt.

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