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Indiana State Board of Nursing Report
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Indiana State Board of Nursing Report Author’s Name Institution On the 16th February, 2012, I attended an administrative meeting held by the Board of Nursing of the State of Indiana. The panel was made up of seven members, two men and five women. The panel was represented by Connie MacIntosh in the hearing where five License Practice Nurses would present their case concerning the revoking of their licenses.
The other members would listen keenly to the proceedings then comment at the end of the case. This paper will focus on reporting on two out of the five cases presented to the Board on the 16th February, 2012. The first case involved a female Registered Nurse who was on probation for alcohol consumption and possible drug abuse while on duty. During the previous ruling, she was enrolled in the Indiana State Nurses Assistance Program (ISANP). This is a program that provides rehabilitation and monitoring services for all Licensed Practical Nurses and registered nurses who have been involved in alcohol and drugs abuse. According to the ISBN program, a Registered Nurse is expected to sign a Recovery Monitoring Agreement which binds them to the ISANP regulation. According to this program, the nurse is expected to attend the group meetings and report to the Board periodically at scheduled times. The nurse is also expected to undertake drug screenings and interviews at scheduled times and send the report back to the Board for review (Indiana State Board of Nursing [ISBN], 2011). In this case, the nurse was not compliant to the ISANP requirements. She failed to attend the group meetings and report to the Board. ...
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