Can You Work Registry While on Probation with The Arizona Nursing Board?
No, unless the Board agrees to allow the nurse to work registry for a specific employer or if the nurse is granted an amendment after they have signed a Consent Agreement. All licensed nurses on probation via a Consent Agreement with the Arizona Board of Nursing have practice related requirements. The standard Consent Agreement contains the following terms:
- The nurse may not work for a nurse’s registry, home health, traveling nurse agency, any other temporary employing agencies, float pool, or position in which the supervision requirements are unable to be maintained.
Each nurse on probation must be supervised by another RN. Nurses working registry are unable to fulfill the supervision requirements because they need to be supervised by the same RN each shift (or another under certain circumstances). Every Consent Agreement contains one of two supervision requirements:
- Direct Supervision: Another RN must be on the unit with the nurse during the shift.
- On-Site Supervision: Another RN must be in the building with the nurse during the shift.
Will Your Boss Know About Probation?
So, Will Your Boss Know If You Are on Probation With the Arizona Nursing Board? Yes, any probation (via a Consent Agreement) from the Arizona Nursing Board requires that your employer knows the terms of your probation. In fact, any Arizona nurse on probation must provide a copy of the entire Consent Agreement and Order on or before the date of hire. If the nurse is currently employed when signing the Consent Agreement, they must provide a copy within 3 days from the effective date of the Order.
Letter to the Arizona Nursing Board
If currently employed, the nurse shall cause their immediate supervisor to inform the Board, in writing and on employer letterhead, acknowledgment of the supervisor’s receipt of a copy of the Consent Agreement and the employer’s ability to comply with the conditions of probation.
In the event the nurse is attending a nursing program, the nurse shall provide a copy of the entire Consent Agreement to the Program Director before beginning the program, or if already a student, within 3 days of the effective date of the Order.
The nurse shall cause the Program Director to inform the Board within 3 days of the notification, in writing and on school letterhead, acknowledgment of the program’s receipt of a copy of the Consent Agreement and the program’s ability to comply with the conditions of probation during clinical experiences.
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