How many nurses here have their license currently suspended? - page 8

I have been an RN for 5 years. Two years ago, a small hospital in which I was practicing reported to my state BON every mistake I had made during my entire 2 years of employment. This happened AFTER... Read More

  1. by   BETSRN
    Quote from allamericangirl
    VICKY

    Would you mind giving some general areas where it would be best to consider as high risk areas to be working within a hospital? I am green as grass, and would really appreciate your input on this!
    ANY critical care area: L&D, ICU, IMCU, CCU, OR, med-surg...........most areas are critical in one way or another.
  2. by   BETSRN
    Quote from z's playa
    I totally agree with you on that one. (pilots, doctors ,nurses) Sometimes however..... by reading some of these stories, there just doesn't seem to be a justifiable basis to order someone to take a UDS...or too many petty reasons.

    I know if I was ordered to take more than my share of UDS's I'd be upset. Especially if just a co worker has the power to rise suspicion in me. I'm trying to make sense here but the words aren't coming out right.
    For example..a drug goes mising...test everyone..ok.
    A co worker I KNOW has it out for me ....spread rumors and as a result I'm tested all the time ...not good.


    I need an aspirin. I can't even spell.
    If you have this problem with a co-worker, then you need to go to your manager (or above her if need be) ,discuss the situation and have the manager bring BOTH of you together to discuss this. This is ridiculous. You are two adults and this should be handled in an adult manner. YOU need to take responsibility for YOUR actions and get this resolved.
  3. by   Malt123
    Quote from paytonsnana
    It will stop when H --l freezes. And I am not talking about the town I mean the actual place. It is nice to know we do have a place to come and vent without retallation form any BON. Not yet at least.

    To all of those that cause trouble
    MAY THE FLEAS OF A THOUSAND CAMELS BUILD NEST IN YOUR ARM PITS
    AND MAY YOUR ARMS BE TOO SHORT TO SCRATCH
    now this made me smile
    I got written up by a social worker because I put a cough drop in my mouth in the dinning room, can't call off when your ill,can't cough, can't put a cough drop in your mouth. is this not totally off the wall.
    I once had vomiting and diarrhea for 2 solid days, and the 3rd day I was able to start keeping liquids and crackers down. got the bug from place of employment but got written up because I as an RN didn't go to a doc to have them tell me that I had the flu. one nurse actually went to work with this diarrhea that was going around because she was afraid to call off. lets just spread it around a bit.
  4. by   mattsmom81
    Quote from BETSRN
    I am in my 20th year of nursing and I ahve NEVER heard anone refer anything to a BON.
    I'm in Texas and this happens frequently altho there are some who don't want to admit it.(these are the nurses in rose colored glassesor are secretly happy someone is getting the shaft...until its them that is) There are not many my age in this area who don't know what goes on, even if they whisper under their breath about it, a great % of us now know one or more good nurses who've been railroaded, simply because someone had it in for them, or a facility needed a scapegoat..

    Congrats to you... you may work in a very fair area/facility. OR maybe nurses don't talk amongst themselves . Does your BON publish a list of nurses who's licenses are yanked? Do you just assume these are all 'bad nurses?' You might be surprised.
    Last edit by mattsmom81 on Jan 16, '05
  5. by   Malt123
    when I first came to this state I couldn't believe what they were suspending licenses for. some were for real serious stuff but a lot was for things that were simply caused by poor management. when a DON or supervisor uses their power foolishly and people are getting hurt then it is time to call them up and make them defend their actions time and time again. after awhile it just might sink in as to what they were doing. a good DON should be able to tell the difference from an incompetent nurse and one that is being railroaded or a nurse that is being setup to make mistakes. I honestly believe that a good facility would want to have their nurses do well instead of making it 100x harder then writing them up or worse reporting them to the BON.
  6. by   Sheba817
    Quote from BETSRN
    It would seem to me that if the nurse (or anyone in question) has nothing to hide, she/he should just do the drug screen. What's the big deal. Refusal to do so immediately sends up a red flag. If any of us had a patient refuse a drug screen we would ommediately be suspect, right?
    I don't know about the BON stuff, but the other pafrt is just common sense. We are in a helping (and very visible) profession. We are supposed to keep our noses clean. Why anyone would refuse a drug screen (expecially if they ahve nothing to hide) is way beyone me. Seems lke there muct be more to this story than is reported here. :uhoh21:
    I didn't flat refuse the drug test......however, I felt than and do now that the MD should have been drug tested also.......he was putting a pts life in danger and we are supose to be pt avocates.......I rest assured if this order was given to a nurse on your mother or father of anyone you care about you would feel differently.
    Last edit by Nurse Ratched on Jan 16, '05
  7. by   shodobe
    The state of California's BON publishes a newsletter, I guess that's what you would call it, once or twice a year giving all kinds of info of what is happening in the BON world. The one section I and most of my friends look forward to is the section on who has had their license yanked, pulled and suspended. They give the full name, reason for suspension and for how long. No one can hide in this state! I love it because some of the reasons are so bizarre. Most of them has nothing wharsoever to do with nursing but comes under some morals segment of the Nursing Act here in California. Goes all the way from a DUI, spousal abuse, child endangerment, violent acts, embelzelment to murder! There are the ones who's license are suspended for med mistakes, patient abuse, stealing, patient abandonemnet, etc.... So you can see it has a wide variety of offenses. Mike
  8. by   dazzle256
    Quote from shodobe
    The state of California's BON publishes a newsletter, I guess that's what you would call it, once or twice a year giving all kinds of info of what is happening in the BON world. The one section I and most of my friends look forward to is the section on who has had their license yanked, pulled and suspended. They give the full name, reason for suspension and for how long. No one can hide in this state! I love it because some of the reasons are so bizarre. Most of them has nothing wharsoever to do with nursing but comes under some morals segment of the Nursing Act here in California. Goes all the way from a DUI, spousal abuse, child endangerment, violent acts, embelzelment to murder! There are the ones who's license are suspended for med mistakes, patient abuse, stealing, patient abandonemnet, etc.... So you can see it has a wide variety of offenses. Mike
    We used to get a bi yearly newsletter also giving full names of nurses having their liecenses suspended...some of the reasons were ......taking narc keys home with them (I don't know about anyone else but I've done that...not intentionally believe me). One person was suspended because he was a diabetic his sugar went high so he used the facilities insulin.
  9. by   judy ann
    Quote from BETSRN
    I am in my 20th year of nursing and I ahve NEVER heard anone refer anything to a BON.
    You have been very lucky. I am aware of nurses who were reported for: giving an elderly gentleman a hug, for failing to put in hearing aids in an alzheimer patient, tiage nurse who did not ask for the paramedic's last name on a murder suicide call, teaching a patient to time contractions, triage nurse telling a caller with incontinence that she should wear a pad and not cough or sneeze (this was the accepted prodocol) then suggesting that she mention this to her physician the next time she was in his office. I know of several other reasons just as ridiculous. So, you see, sometimes, nurses get the "short stick" from fellow nurses.
  10. by   allamericangirl
    Throughout my very loonnngg (long) experience in the work place (not nursing), I have observed women hurt other women time and time again for seemingly no reason. I don't understand what possible benefit could be derived from petty back stabbing, tattleing exaggerated tales of mis-conduct, gossiping behind other's backs, and an attitude that is out to get anyone and everyone but themselves into trouble.

    I just don't get it and I never will. Until women realize that stabbing their sisters in the back is not the way, industries and jobs that are heavily filled with female workers will never carry the stature that industries dominated by men have. It makes the whole bunch look bad and holds everyone back. When women do this to each other they hurt the entire female workforce. You don't see near as much of this type of negative influence in industries dominated by men. Guys help eachother up the ladder of success. Women tend to stomp eachother down. Why is that and when will it ever end?
    :uhoh21:
  11. by   medpsychRN
    After reading this thread I realize I am blessed! I work in a great place, suppportive staff and have a pharmacist on duty 24/7. They take the initiative for any questionable order by calling the docs.

    In regards to taking a drug test. I probably would have done it but then I would have quit! It's really unfortunate that people have such difficulty with acknowledging great co workers but are so willing to believe the worst about them. It took a lot of courage for the original poster to write, discuss her problem and ask for help. I hope she wins her case and gets back to work soon.
  12. by   dazzle256
    Quote from allamericangirl
    Throughout my very loonnngg (long) experience in the work place (not nursing), I have observed women hurt other women time and time again for seemingly no reason. I don't understand what possible benefit could be derived from petty back stabbing, tattleing exaggerated tales of mis-conduct, gossiping behind other's backs, and an attitude that is out to get anyone and everyone but themselves into trouble.

    I just don't get it and I never will. Until women realize that stabbing their sisters in the back is not the way, industries and jobs that are heavily filled with female workers will never carry the stature that industries dominated by men have. It makes the whole bunch look bad and holds everyone back. When women do this to each other they hurt the entire female workforce. You don't see near as much of this type of negative influence in industries dominated by men. Guys help eachother up the ladder of success. Women tend to stomp eachother down. Why is that and when will it ever end?
    :uhoh21:
    Have to agree with you there. Makes life harder for everyone and your right makes women as a whole look bad. I don't think its a majority of women but its enough to make it bad.......everyplace has at least one.
  13. by   paytonsnana
    Quote from dazzle256
    Have to agree with you there. Makes life harder for everyone and your right makes women as a whole look bad. I don't think its a majority of women but its enough to make it bad.......everyplace has at least one.
    Wal mart is looking better and better. I am old enougn to be a greater. At this stage in my life I do not need, nor do I want the hassle of mean spirited people:uhoh21: . If a person cannot make themself look good they try everything in their power to make someone else look bad, even if they have to "cook up" a problem.

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