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    Congrats!! Do your very best and don't be afraid to ask ask ask questions.

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    Sun_danc3rRN and noreenl like this.

    Quote from Sun_danc3rRN
    In my personal opinion it was the responsibility of those who prescribed the meds for the patient's stay in the hospital. Even if the clerical error was made, the ED docs get paid a lot of money to do their job, including the responsibility for receiving the MAR with the wrong name on it. But this sounds like it was a breakdown in the system. First the clerical error of the wrong MAR being sent, the ED staff not reading the name and other identifiers on the MAR that was sent, the wrong meds being prescribed for inpatient, etc. In my hospital it would be a nurse who does the med reconciliation after they go through the ED and are admitted to the floor, but even then, we call the doc if they didnt already check off on it, and verbally go thru each medication prescribed, and the corresponding DX for each and every med. It seems to be that this incident should be used as a learning opportunity for both the residence the patient was sent from, all the way to include the docs and nurses that were involved in the patient's care at the hospital. Thankfully the original poster stated that nothing bad came from this, and if they can learn where the breakdown occurred the whole way around, then they stand a chance of fixing it so it doesn't happen again.
    I AGREE WELL PUT

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    Quote from sistasoul
    this sort of thing happens because nurses and drs are run ragged. The healthcare profession is so busy i am surprised more things like this don't happen.
    We are pushed beyond our limits trying to get everything done and not incur overtime.
    The breakdown in the system was not enough time. That is usually the source of errors. People are rushing and stressed to get done so management doesn't get on their backs. Being pulled in too many directions at the same time is another source of the breakdown in the system. I think this is all common sense but the higher ups who have never worked as a nurse or an md will never get it.
    this is true and sad

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    mshaw23 likes this.

    I graduated in Feb. and had two job offers in March. Accepted one at an assisting living community making $21/hr.

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    I had a interview on a Friday was told they had more interviews on Monday, and will let me know something by the end of the week. I got a job offer on Thursday.

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    i have three: one on my upper left back, one on my upper right arm, and one going across my lower back.

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    Bowersj likes this.

    you can challenge it but make sure you have them send you a new book cause some things have changed.

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    They do not have the RN program at the ECPI in Raleigh, and the director of the nursing program pretty much said it will be a while before that happen, but hope one day in the future there will be.

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    Quote from MrzTye
    As of right now...I'm in the day program also...I was so excited when I got my acceptance letter b/c I had been waiting since July...Have you talked to anyone that has graduated from the PN program???
    Yes, a ex co-worker went there and graduated also she's working as a LPN now. She passed the boards her first try too. She said as long as you can make a commitment to the time/schedule (don't miss no days and focus) you will do just fine.

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    Quote from mrztye
    that's actually when i applied...i start 12/14/09 and i am very excited and ready to get started!!!
    i too will be starting dec. 14th 2009 @ ecpi in raleigh (:
    I will be going during the day. How about you?

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    Trying to get in the LPN program for Dec., and tonight I went to the meet-n-greet. I got all my questions anwsered and now I wait.

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    Your story was very inspirational and encouraging for me! Thanks
    I'm a CNA working in a(n) assisting living community and will be starting my first two classes as a pre-nursing student this May 09. I'm a wife and mother to two ( a girl and boy). I have been hearing story after story from nurses at my job, and from friends of mine that are nurses, but your story was reality and determination.
    You should be very proud of your accomplishments

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    Your story was very inspirational and encouraging for me! Thanks
    I'm a CNA working in a(n) assisting living community and will be starting my first two classes as a pre-nursing student t

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    Quote from realcare
    my name is alicia im 24 i just finish my CNA program in early April i take my state board exam this Saturday. my plan is to work as a CNA for a while and gain lots of experience then go into a LPN program
    Just wanted to update I have been working as a CNA now at a assisting living community for 4 months, and I really enjoy my work. I just got accepted into a community college to do pre-nursing, so in the future I can apply for the nursing program there. My first two classes begin this summer in May. I'M SO EXCITED TO START THIS JOURNEY!!!!


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