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    ThatFutureRNLife likes this.

    Microwave an egg while toasting an English muffin. Put egg on muffin with lettuce tomato and cheese. Yum!

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    poppycat and VivaLasViejas like this.

    Quote from LaneyD
    I apologise Wuzzie. You and a few others gave me a solid response from an outside perspective which I appreciate. After that there seemed to be quite a few people commenting about my issues not being a disability or that rotating shifts aren't a big deal. Maybe what I wrote was confusing. I got my answer- looks like I screwed up time to move on which is helpful- I needed a kick in the pants to give it up and just focus on other hospitals now.
    Apology accepted and just a bit of perspective. You would not believe the number of people who post on this forum trying to come up with a way to get out of rotating shifts, night shifts, weekend shifts, holiday shifts. Some to point the of outright lying about a disability. I honestly think most of the posters were just trying to figure out what your story is and nobody intended to make it sound like you were trying to work the system. I'm sorry you got the bait and switch on that job. I'm sure you were really excited so it must have been tremendously disappointing. Good luck on your hunt for the best position for you!

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    raynpetal likes this.

    Frankly I'd just do the BSN and get it over with. That way all the "what ifs" and "buts" will be moot.

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    poppycat, Nurse Leigh, and JKL33 like this.

    Geez Louise you really stepped in it. You need to contact an attorney like yesterday. You'll be lucky if all you have to do is go before the board. I wouldn't be surprised at all if criminal charges are brought against you. Wish I could say something positive about this situation but I just can't. I'm sorry this happened. It's going to be an extremely hard lesson for you to learn.

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    LaneyD likes this.

    Quote from LaneyD
    Ouch guys. : ( For people giving advice on a thread for people who have disabilities you are pretty quick to jump to the 'oh she just doesn't want to work hard/ mess up her sleeping habits'. Part of the reason I stupidly thought I should explain myself was to make sure the hiring manager understood I wasn't just being entitled or something. I'll keep it to myself next time since most of you suggested it, but /this/ is exactly why I thought I should try and give her a reason. Thanks for making me feel like crap all over again. I hope you give the next person asking for advice the benefit of the doubt when they say they have a health issue.
    Ummm, nobody said this. And you received quite a few neutral responses with the information you sought.

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    Davey Do, Mavrick, and Ambersmom like this.

    Quote from Mavrick
    That is certainly a problem! Thanks for clarifying and admitting you watch mind-rot TV too.
    Your secret is safe with me!

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    Kitiger, Davey Do, and Ambersmom like this.

    Quote from Mavrick
    Though there was also a home improvement show on HLN where a nurse in TVland called the show to tell the guy he should have that goiter on his neck looked at. Turns out it was a thyroid problem.
    Actually it was thyroid cancer!!!

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    Rocknurse likes this.

    Quote from Kohai
    Really? Thanks for the input. It's just that the thing with getting a BSN when I would already have an RN with the saaame eligibility to take the NCLEX and pass is just feels like waste of time...plus I'd rather get bachelor in something different yet related to the health field (I like the variety) if I were to get a bachelor's degree. I'm not gonna lie. Lately I have been thinking about doing RN to BSN. I'm still pre-nursing. I'm just trying to figure it out.
    You seem to be a little confused about this. You need to graduate from a BSN or ADN program to sit for the NCLEX after which, if you pass, you then become an RN. I would highly recommend you get your BSN.

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    I reread the OP and I do want to clarify something. My previous post was directed at the question regarding "maturing" a port. I failed to mention something that I think is important. In the scenario given I might have thought twice about using the port given the sepsis picture less than 24 hours after it was placed. I would be somewhat suspicious that the port itself was the culprit and that would give me pause. However, if a patient is desperately ill as this patient was and needed a line ASAP I might mentally wince a little but go ahead and use it (with an order of course) with the hope that the antibiotics start doing their job. It's certainly one of those uncomfortable gray areas.

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    Silverdragon102 likes this.

    American nursing education is "generalist". We do not specialize until after we graduate and that specialization initially consists of getting a job in a particular area. We can go on to be certified in a specialty if we desire. You need to first make sure your education meets the standards of the board of nursing in the state you want to live. By standards I mean that you need to have theory and clinical in all areas of nursing (including peds and OB) not that your education is below ours.

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    JBudd, Kitiger, Davey Do, and 5 others like this.

    Quote from RockinNurse2018
    More than likely not. I don't even like it when my own friends and family ask me for advice, so I'm unlikely to offer it freely to someone who doesn't know, who hasn't asked. I wouldn't want to make someone uncomfortable about a condition they are most likely already aware of. If someone looked like they might be having an emergency, that would be different, but things like skin issues, or even if the person just doesn't look well...I'm staying out of it.
    I normally don't either but in the situation I described I really did think it was an emergency. The baby looked like it was fixing to die and well...

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    Thought, dream'n, opalbee, and 24 others like this.

    I once was in the grocery store and walked by a mother with an approximately 6 month old in the cart. Sickest looking kid I've seen outside of the hospital. And then I heard the distinctive whoop of pertussis and watched that poor baby turn all shades of purple and gasp for air. I just could not keep on walking so I identified myself as a PICU nurse and that I suspected her child had whooping cough and needed to be seen immediately. She got all kinds of huffy and called me some really vile names. The kid arrested in the check out line.

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    Quote from hherrn
    It is amazing how confident people are in their beliefs. While I personally don't know anything about brand new ports, it just sounds wrong. I would guess if you asked where that information comes from, the answer would be "Well, I was taught in nursing school...", or, "We always...."
    Sounding wrong and being wrong are two entirely different things. I am the port/picc/cvc resource person for the entire ambulatory department of a huge university medical system. I teach, write policy and troubleshoot all sorts of lines. I am also the Bard liaison and am on the committee that evaluates new products. I can tell you unequivocally that, unlike a dialysis fistula, there is no such thing as "maturing" of a port. It can be used immediately but should be accessed by an expert clinician because sometimes there is swelling that can make it a little difficult. The only thing that must be done with a new port is if the incision is glued, not stitched, betadine is the antiseptic of choice in the first week because the alcohol in the CHG duo swabs will dissolve the glue. Now, that being said there may be some vascular surgeons/interventional radiologists who don't like them being accessed immediately but that is physician/facility dependent.

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    Irish_Mist, chare, wondern, and 3 others like this.

    Quote from Mavrick
    "Others are advising me to keep my head down and graduate in 3 months."

    It's easy to advise, with righteous indignation, make a big stink, go to the Dean of Nursing, Hell go to the Dean of the College, get a lawyer, bla, bla, bla. All talk.

    These are very high risk maneuvers with little pay-off. No harm was done to the student let alone try to prove it was the Instructor's fault. The school has much more invested in the Instructor than any one student.

    Go to the bar have your drink, crab about it with the other students who will do exactly nothing and at the end of the day ....

    "keep [your] head down and graduate in 3 months."
    This, in spades. If you haven't been to nursing school I can't blame you for not understanding how it works but Maverick speaks the truth. The OP is three months away from graduating. As wrong as the instructor might have been that is only the beginning of the poo-storm that will happen if she makes a stink about it. Better she graduates, passes NCLEX and gets a job then and only then should she say something.

    And I absolutely guarantee every single one of the students who professed "shock" at the incident will suddenly develop amnesia for that entire day in order to protect their own hides.

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    I'm sorry you're going through this. My suspicion is there is something else afoot that you might not even be aware of. When managers start doing these kind of things it's usually to initiate a "paper trail" in order to have you sacked. If none of your work mates are speaking to you I'd be worried too. I agree with previous posters. Start looking for a new job. Although I am unfamiliar with the disciplinary processes in the U.K. (I'm assuming that's where you are) I highly doubt your employers will go so far as to attempt to get you struck from the registry. I've been in your shoes. It's a terrible place to be.


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