Curious what your school would do? - page 5

Ok, I am an RN and I work on a med surg floor. I onnly graduated 6 months ago and I know I would have had an automatic clinical failure for what I am about to explain happened at my work the other... Read More

  1. by   MBARNBSN
    Quote from HealingHands327
    Sorry I stand by my opinion and of course am entitled to it. For example

    Pasadena city college, all you need is a 2.0 and all prereqs completed. Then you are in the "random selected pool of applicants"

    Los Angeles City College it is a 2.5 on required courses. Then once again it is random.

    Rio Hondo Community college it is once again a 2.5 with random selection

    Glendale Community College is a 2.0 with random selection.

    The list goes on.
    This is the case for many CCs in California. THIS IS NOT THE CASE FOR MOST CCs across the US. So your point is not valid. My CC and all of the CCs in my state accept heavily on GPA and do not use the "fluffy" criteria as your school may have used.

    By the way, do not fool yourself into believing that schools without lottos don't accept substandard students. You need to wake up if you think all four year universities (including ivy league schools) accept top rate students. There are studies that show the contrary. Most private schools usually accept people who can pay ergo C average students are not uncommon.
  2. by   CarVsTree
    Deleted so as not to...

    :deadhorse

    Last edit by CarVsTree on Dec 11, '06
  3. by   CarVsTree
    As for the student being failed. She definitely would have been failed out of my program. Not because she gave the meds necesarrily although maybe just for that... But because she LIED about it. Now that is a scary nurse. I worked with a nurse like that and she was on my short list of who is NOT allowed to take care of me if I'm ever a pt. on my floor.

    As for the RN that left them laying around - well that is why we shouldn't be leaving meds laying around. If she already had them ready to give - what was she waiting for?

    Just the other night - an RN left a Fentanyl patch on her COW for "just a second." Well, it was gone just like that. Now there is a big investigation as to the patch that was never found. I'm sure she'll be written up and maybe peeing in a cup for awhile.

    BTW, she's a great nurse and I am saddened that she is going through this. I've done similar things myself. But your post and this sit is reminding me to be much more careful with my meds.
    Last edit by CarVsTree on Dec 11, '06
  4. by   colleennurse
    Thanks for everyone's input, although I am sorry that a debate was started. I agree that the RN probably should not have opened the medications prior to passing them, but that is her and not me. I always wait until I am in the pts room, cause half the time they ask me what I am giving and I would never remember which one is the yellow one or the little white one, etc. I can only hope that the student learned a valuable lesson. I just thought the situation was a bit much for a slap on the hand.
  5. by   RN BSN 2009
    If one of our students did that, we would have been termed, on the spot.

    No tolerance policy....... We are a BSN university, not that it matters.
  6. by   augigi
    Quote from suemom2kay
    Just the other night - an RN left a Fentanyl patch on her COW for "just a second." Well, it was gone just like that. Now there is a big investigation as to the patch that was never found. I'm sure she'll be written up and maybe peeing in a cup for awhile.
    She had her cow at work?
  7. by   CarVsTree
    Quote from augigi
    She had her cow at work?
    Why of course she did! Don't you keep your cows on the floor with you in Australia, is it? :lol:

    COW=Computer On Wheels if you didn't know!
  8. by   augigi
    You learn something new every day. We leave the cows at home and just take the koalas, since they're cuter.
  9. by   shippoRN
    Quote from suemom2kay
    Why of course she did! Don't you keep your cows on the floor with you in Australia, is it? :lol:

    COW=Computer On Wheels if you didn't know!
    Thank goodness, I couldn't for the life of me decode the COW, now if someone can tell me what "DH" means, as Ive seen in many other posts, i'll be straight.
  10. by   Ohmygosh
    DH= Dear Husband
  11. by   shippoRN
    Quote from Ohmygosh
    DH= Dear Husband
    ah thanks
    Last edit by shippoRN on Dec 12, '06
  12. by   Deliasgone
    If it still matters...
    The student would have been told to leave the floor immediately and booted out of the college. Not so much for the med error...that would have been a nasty lecture, conferences, additional lessons, a write-up, the possibility of not being able to return to the hospital (which would result in having to repeat the semester), and at the least a failing grade for the day. No, She would have been booted for lying. That just doesn't fly at my school much less the nursing program.

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