My idea for the title "imperfect nurse" comes through my observations. I hardly ever see nurses being fired or put on do not use lists. I feel that this is unique to me because there is no discussion on the subject.
We all know that nursing is in a sad condition today. I believe that this may be considered when handing out disipline to nurses who have made mistakes. My experience is that I am a disposable and easily replaced by some one else.
I did have quite a tough time while in nursing school
. It seems that my gender and up beat personality were misintrepreted.
Imagine failing a blood pressure assessment! I can not even begin to fathom how an instructor can fail a student on "improper" assessment of a blood pressure. That was my first evaluation in nursing. It was also stated that winking will not be tollerated! Imagine that for a grading criteria!
I have been an RN for over 7 years. My other skills? Great!
To remedy the situation I've learned from each of my mistakes. I have continued to pratice. I have asked for full and complete orientations wherever I work.
I have even left nursing going to work for Bisk publishing, the "on line" marketing company that offers the BSN program shown on this site.
Thank you for responding!
How do other places handle nurses that are less than perfect?