Nurse Psyche Evals

Experienced nurses know that psyche evals aren’t really the gold standard in defining patient safety. Somebody had a bad day and its not a stretch to be considered for the UNA Bomber potential. Protect yourself. Word to the wise:

beware those of you who are ordered a psych evaluation. If you feel unwarranted do not do it . Yes it is rigged all the way. If you had dui or other problems , and do a psych evaluation . DO NOT sign that the board of nursing can CALL THE PSYCH , or release information to them !!!! the board has NO BUSINESS calling them and discussing your case. If you do not sign they cannot do this. !!! It has become a common practice , and is not part of what they bon ‘investigator needs to be doing ! A written report is sent to the board. THIS is a problem for the BON , but it was them who decided the nurses would pay for psych evals . WHen the board was paying they can get what ever they want but NOT when the nurse is footing the bill. They want it both ways though, too bad , stick to your rights !!

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17 thoughts on “Nurse Psyche Evals

  1. A one time psyche eval is an expensive rinky dink way of creating a racket for $.If this organization started out with the potential for purposeful evaluations they’ve gone on the road to hell which was paved in good intentions. I just think these evaluations are a political knee jerk response to a $ racket. Years ago nurses would simply be fired, take some time off; having a bad divorce, drinking or going through a rough patch without the opportunity for demonstrating the resiliency already required by becoming a nurse in the first place. Whatever happened to showing compassion to my colleague??

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  2. Sociopaths are not capable of any type of compassion. or empathy. Using psych to place a stigma on nurses . horrible crazy board , nasty bullies ! It is also illegal for the board to make the nurse pay for it. !

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    1. I agree with your comments 100% Also am inclined to agree you are right about the legality of making nurses pay for their psych exams, however, I believe the nursing board is getting away with it. I do not remember the nursing board ever stating they would pay for finger printing, but nurses never challenged it. So it appears, whatever the state board of nursing wants, nurses end up paying for it, simply for the right to be abused, used and tossed out if we do not comply like sheep.

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  3. when the corrupt crew at the AZBN cannot find anything on a nurse, no dirt to dig up , they use the psych tactic . Feel like the Salem witch hunt, all they need instead of that big horseshoe shaped intimidation circle, is a dunking tank. Just strap the nurse onto it and dunk , until they are obedient. Long held tradition how they treat the women in Colorado city. and DONT try escaping. ! AZ backwards and corrupt as ever. ! Migrants from NY – Utah- AZ are to be exposed more than the Mexican cartels ANYDAY!!!!

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  4. One point I wanted to make is that they get around this. When AZBON goes to hearing that say that since they couldn’t talk to their designated clinical psychologist to get the normal report changed to an abnormal report they claim at the hearing that the evaluation is INVALID and therefore are NOT safe to practice despite the evaluation being stated otherwise. The psychologist puts a phone blurb in he report indicating there is some doubt but then states you are safe to practice. So essentially it looks like the psychologist is contradicting himself/herself. The board uses that blurb to reject the report rendering it useless therefore using it as a basis to discipline you.

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  5. well sunnyslope, nurses need to refuse these demeaning, stigma placing psych evals, trying to make you think your crazy. When this BON is a brick short of a full load in many areas. Especially the ones with the psych degrees . Just plain NUTS ! The board members have no business calling psychs, more nurses need to say NO you do NOT have permission to put my medical record on the internet especially when the AZBN puts THEIR one sided story in and it is so slanted and full of lies , wicked bunch ! just plain wicked !

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    1. The board gets out of it one way or another. They render the report invalid. If they can’t discuss it they throw it out.

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  6. Isn’t posting test results of an evaluation regarding a patient, and in this instance, nurses , a HIPAA violation to post it for public consumption? I certainly see this could be legally challenged by an attorney specializing in constitutional law or civil law. It appears the Arizona Nursing Board is clearly failing in their own policy to uphold a Federal HIPAA law by posting the test results of nurses for public eyes and do not give a damn about their nurses. One would think, a board representing nurses would clearly see this. Are results from psych exams taken by doctors posted on state medical boards for the public to view? We all know what the answer is. No. As for the nursing board expecting the nurses to pay for their exam, this seems like a case nurses should challenge. An example would be, a person accused by the state of a crime in a court of law. It is up to the state to provide evidence, thus the state paying for any tests or experts to win their case. For some reason this seems to go against our 5th Amendment Constitutional right.

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  7. Yes Ms Mitchell, you would think that psych exams are held very confidential but AZ BON likes to put it out their that you are in such need to ‘treatment ‘ and make you out to be crazy and dangerous. They love to publicly shame a persons reputation. When they are the most inept, unprofessional , and just plain stupid with their ‘nursing ‘ comments. And yes a couple of attorneys challenged the fact that the BON pay for psych evals , the BON got it turned around But on the other hand , if you pay you do not have share it with them . Staffing agencies tried this little trick with drug screens, charging the nurse and not letting them have a copy. No, I pay, you don’t get a copy.

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  8. Just the fact that it is posted on the internet is horrifying, that they ordered one. Basically they do it to place a stigma on nurses. In a civilized society this would not happen. Constitution, haha, the AZBON thinks it does not apply to them, they are above the law of the land. Every crooked , lie they can muster is going on at the corrupt agency. Administrative law liars and thiefs, putting on a ‘show ‘ that you are in a court of law . a huge joke ! The judges there bigger jokes ! AZ is a very corrupt state , from research on this matter , your Gov is turning a blind eye to this agency, and only seeing mormon temples in Tucson. remember this folks at election time.

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  9. This(FORMER) Dr Reminds me of “jokey ” Ridenour , you know that big aging director with the scowl face?
    http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-39748246
    Dr Ian Paterson, or former Dr. he was accused of “playing God” “completely unnecessary” “no justifiable reason” ‘life changing ” for the ones affected . How is this different from the AZBON ? “investigating complaints that are ridiculous, and only a string of liars making statements that are crazy to start and no one with any brains would give a second thought. But the prosecution was already started before the complaint went in. a set up , just like scheduling surgery to cut away .
    Just like this monster who operated on women who did not need surgery. A scalpel, a piece of paper , ordering psych evals, what is the difference . ? She is responsible for destroying so many families, and putting an entire family existence in poverty, to manipulate the system . She should be sitting in the prison along side of the monster who would do this to patients.

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  10. “Along side the monster”, no they are one in the same . Both monsters. Anyone who can carry out these duties, and call it ‘just doing my job” knowing full well what they are really doing is just plain wicked . Wicked witches of the AZBN . Why such a turn around with staff ?, the ones who are not narcisstic sociopaths have to get out . Once you find out what they are all about , you would not want your children anywhere near any of them ! Just like people fear a child molester, these board members are molesting the nurses every day.

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    1. I would imagine, and not a lot of imagination, that once these staff members have the extent of their leaders’ deception and dishonest ways the thought of walking around Phoenix on a Fri night?

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  11. the law judges are such a trip ! they sit there and take notes during the trial writing away in long hand . it is comical , but only the female judges do this ! A big show they are really taking an interest? Whats up with that . OCD? a psych evaluation should be done by outside firm . Cozy how they can make decisions without ever facing the nurse they are destroying . Never looking at the nurse. chicken sh*t is what we call it back home in ARk.

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