Fear of losing my license - page 2
I recently quit a job with a SNF because of the practises of the staff. For example, after an unwitnessed fall, the nurse I was shadowing documented that he had performed neuro checks but never did... Read More
Aug 12, '16Document the good care you give and report the ones that don't. The negligent and dishonest staff will lose their licenses and face discipline, not you. It is sad when good nurses leave bad places because it takes the good ones staying to turn a place like that around. I'm a LTC manager and can say this is a loss for the facility. If you were my nurse I would want to hear from you about the dishonest nurses and get rid of them. Don't run from the next place, work with your manager.
Aug 13, '16Quote from TheCommuterThank you for saying this. I'm getting ready to interview for a position at a LTC/SNF. I was worried about this exact thing, but your words have put me at ease.ScheduleThe "losing my license" mantra is enormously overdone and exaggerated. Most nurses who have lost their licensure were involved in drug diversion, narcotic theft, impaired practice, and other issues surrounding substance abuse.
Nurses rarely, if ever, lose their licensure over sloppy or unethical patient care. In addition, after years of reading the disciplinary action pages published by my state board of nursing, the vast majority of nurses who have had licensing censures had been employed at hospitals, not SNFs/LTC facilities.
I think your fears of losing your license were/are irrational. There will always be people who practice nursing in a sloppy, questionable manner. However, what matters is how you practice and your professional conduct.