Jolie 26,858 Views
Joined Oct 17, '01.
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Jen-Elizabeth,...Your rationale for why OTC's should not be allowed in schools are completely valid, bottom line. Potential for harm DOES exist in allowing students to self-medicate, my argument is that making policies prohibiting OTC's in schools in the name of providing a safer environment is akin to making everyone remove their shoes at airport security to protect us from terrorists-they are both illusions of safety.
I think that we can all agree that drug abuse is a complicated issue that is not easily remedied, and one with potentially significant and devastating consequences. I greatly appreciate this forum and I felt comfortable voicing a contrary opinion because of the level of respect and knowledge that I have seen here. Thanks for making this day go by quickly!
Please contact your nursing school and insist that they advise you on how to specify IL for your NCLEX, and how to apply for an IL license. It is their responsibility to ensure that their graduates are properly prepared to undertake these basic tasks necessary for licensure. Don't take "No" for an answer. You paid tuition and fees for 4 years for this.
Best wishes to you!
Their current interest means nothing unless it translates into a job offer prior to your start date at the new hospital.
If they come thru with an offer that interests you, consider it within the scope of your knowledge of the facility. Have you been satisfied, other than the lack of responsiveness to your previous applications? Is the pay acceptable? Are your benefits adequate? What is the hospital-wide work environment? Is staffing appropriate? Are you comfortable with the professional atmosphere? Are your educational needs met? Do you believe that you will enjoy working on the new unit?
If so, I would consider staying. It seems that they are making a reasonable effort to correct their past neglect of your job interests, and most of the other intangibles that contribute to job satisfaction (or lack there-of) are known to you. If you move to another employer, those factors will all be unknown. You might end up unhappy in the specialty of your choice, because the practical details of the job are not to your liking.
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