Nurses are not immune to the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse threatening everyone in their daily lives. In fact, nurses may be especially vulnerable by virtue of the accessibility they have to prescription medications.
The Recovery and Monitoring Program was established in 2003 largely through the effort of the NJ State Nurses Association. It is envisioned to be an alternative to discipline. It is a voluntary, confidential program, which works with the Board of Nursing, employers and nurses to ensure public safety, safe practice and health.