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I have been a member of allnurses.com for almost 2 years now, and I have been working as a Medication Technician in the state of MD for about a year now. Hoping that this would help me decide whether nursing is for me. The problem is, I have always wanted to be a Nurse, it's always been my dream but because of situtations at work I am afraid I may end up losing my MED License. A Co-Worker of mine has been lying to cover up her own butt basically by saying I am not giving a certain patient a heavy dose of Valium and that this happening quite frequently. If I lose my MED license and get re-certified will this affect me in the long run when I go to take the NCLEX exam? I am just worried that I may of blown my chance. What's worse is my Co-Worker is constantly belittling my work habbits and always trying to get me into trouble. I am trying to find a new job but I am not sure anyone will hire me considering I may be losing my license eventually. I was just wondering if anyone knew whether this would affect me in the long run as far as my nursing careers goes? The Nurse of staffs seems to think so. Thanks.
I am not sure, but medication assistants are usually certified, not licensed, in my state. I am also not sure if this should affect your chances of NCLEX, either. Most medication aides are not allowed to administer narcartics, just regular PO meds. In my estimated guess, it should not be an influence, because you are not currently working as a nurse. It may be that this co-worker is jealous, especially if you are a consciencous worker and she is not. Or maybe she is stealing things for herself and using you as the scape goat. Does the manager know of her behavior? What do you think their basic perception of you is?
One thing I can say is that this type of behavior, unfortunately goes with nursing as well. Keep reading these posts and see the horror stories. I am not saying that this is every person, but, we all know one that this has happened to, or someone like your co-worker.