This is going to potentially cause issues with working in the ED. If you're hired into the ED, they'll have to know that you cannot dispense any narcs for 6 months and hopefully they'll accommodate this stipulation. Because of the fast pace, you'll have to very much depend upon your coworkers for retrieving, administering, and wasting narcotics for your patients and they may not have much time to do so. You will have to be very careful to NOT allow your name to be anywhere near the administration record of any patient receiving narcotics when those are administered. Don't even touch that stuff because you do not want any kind of accusation that you ever handled narcotics in any way, shape, or form while you're on your 6 month stip.I always wanted to work either in ED or an Urgent Care. I am pretty familiar with the lifting required, but ED usually has couple strong men to help with lifting. As far as I remember, it is fast-paced, there is very little chance of having a patient on dilaudid at regular intervals. First 6 months after reinstatement I won't be allowed to dispense any narcs.
The EMT coursework only takes between 3 weeks and 3 months. Whether or not the school will allow you to begin study for EMT is up to the school and they may want/require a background check to be done before you start. After that, the certification body will require a background check to be done and based on what is found on your professional RN license and any other criminal matters that may be pending (I have no idea so I'm putting this out there), they may or may not certify you until your RN license is reinstated/clear. That is also up to the certifying body. Because EMT is such a low-level provider of care, they may be OK with you becoming EMT certified, but that stuff is out of your hands. I would put in some serious time contacting the various entities to see if what you want is even possible right now. I'm sure EMT certification will be allowable in time, but who knows what's possible right now.So, the question is not if I can get certified NOW, but would they let me to begin studying?
Please explain this to me: if you have been clean for 4 years, how is your license still suspended due to a DUI? I didn't even know DUIs were grounds for RN license suspension (because most don't drive as part of their job).I have BSN and suspended RN license due to DUI. Broke my back twice, got addicted to drugs. Clean for 7 years now, no alcohol either for 4 years.
I didn't even know DUIs were grounds for RN license suspension (because most don't drive as part of their job).