The Impaired Nurse: Let's Bring Back New Hampshire's Road to Recovery
Research shows 1 in 7 nurses are at risk of substance addiction. This professional issue in nursing is one that deserves the attention of students, new graduates, and veteran nurses alike. Alternative to disciplinary action programs are on the rise throughout the United States and are a favorable approach to assist nurses back to practice while still protecting patient safety. It is through the confidence and support of State Boards of Nursing that nurses are able to regain self-esteem and entry into the profession. Please help me in a mission to reinstate New Hampshire’s Road to Recovery program by signing this petition which will assist nurses in a successful recovery from substance addiction and return to a practice that relies on empathy and a helping hand.