Many nurses have been victims of a wrongful investigation by the AZ BON . We all know that once in awhile a nurse does something that needs to be called out on. But the majority of ‘cases’ are just nonsense . No other profession would tolerate any of it . Even other boards do not do what AZ BON does. What the AZ BON writes is hand picked taken out of context and blatant lies . Extreme over reach of personal business that is truly non of the agencies business. Many nurses do not want to talk about it , this is wrongly interpreted as ‘guilt’ , when it is the BD who threatens the nurse not to . At that point, let them know it goes both ways because they sure are discussing the very openly . Selectively . And inconsistent .
Many nurses suffer from PTSD caused by the AZ BON. Some signs of that are:
- loss of interest in activities they enjoyed, most nurses had times in their careers they truly loved helping people , that was stripped of them by the BON.
- Cut off from people , being fired is one thing but stripped of identity is a whole different story . Your work friends , patients , routine all stripped.
- Emotionally numb . Shock by what they do and how they do it , no one ever talked about they are liars, thieves, and tricksters .
- trouble sleeping ,concentrating , on guard and loss of trust of anyone .
- irritable angry (rightly so, but the BON now wants anger mgt classes , you cannot be honest with them or their dirty docs )
- trouble remembering the good parts of your career, (most want nothing to ever do with nursing again, and in hind sight would never pick nursing as a career choice ) try telling young people , other nurses and they don’t listen have to find out the hard way . Wishing someone had given you the nurse the ‘gift’ of knowledge , knowing how they can and will destroy your future in many areas. Not like any other profession expose the nurse (selectively ) .
- Physically develop breathing problems , heart rate goes up with the thoughts of how the demons did their work .
- Disturbing memories of the BON . Faces that spring up as someone who could inject a lethal dose to someone on death row while smirking and telling them it’s for their own good.
- Avoid talking about it .This is a major reason the corruption at the BON continues . Upset when reminded of it . Irritable how you were taken advantage of by an out of control board.
- Legal abuse syndrome . every nurse tells of a bd complaint that is vague , the investigator acts like a detective in a murder investigation. Then it will go for years hear nothing, this is all part of the game they play. They know it weighs on your mind and you will sign anything to get away from the negative wickedness . Then all of a sudden certified/ reg mail AG office demanding with short deadlines you act . They bombard you with enough ars numbers , rules , paperwork , that is unfamiliar to you . Your mind is in over load while trying to maintain work take care of patients if the BD attorney hasn’t called your employer yet to get you fired.
- hard to concentrate. The BON agency is betting on it, supervised probation or just probation , is extremely hard to get through with out them digging for “something “. So they can extend it or revoke . Just an opportunity for them to gather more dirt.
- Trouble sleeping . Keep thinking about losing your career , your livelihood, these liars who you have no idea where they came up with all crazy talk. And if you prove they lied, it is ignored. The Nursing agency does NOT want to hear it . The truth is not one of their traits . Except if the nurse writes down wrong date , leaves something blank, didn’t change their address immediately, then the nurse is a liar and fraudster.
- Avoid pursuing an appeal, don’t want to relieve it . Dealing with the nasty agency once is enough . This is the major reason they get away with their false information . Justify that by , they will get there’s . When exposing bringing sunlight to a very dark world , is what will cleanse it of the thriving bacteria of employees who seem to be a magnet to each other.
- Moral injury . The BON has no morals, so this is a big conflict bouncing around in your brain, absorbing what you thought a board would do on a simple misunderstanding, retaliation case, then find out how they really operate that office . It is a big wake up call . One that , those who are the ‘chosen ones’ ignore , you are the sacrificial lamb .
- Traumatized , sometimes it is a set up the AAG is in on, get them into court as fast as they can . Put immediate suspend on the license , put them out of work, away from anyone who can be their witness. Lie to them about deadlines , get a quick court date and request their chosen ALJ , <behind scenes , but it’s done, OAH is corrupt too > . Get the ALJ to hear case before BD meeting, get them on the agenda , make sure the AAG has back door talk with the BON, (even if another shyster lawyer has to deliver the message, and they understand , they are to vote without asking defendant any questions , just do it and done deal .