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    Quote from Wuzzie
    I wasn't responding to the OP I was responding to another poster AEB the fact that I quoted her. And seriously? "For heaven's sake" is about as mild as it gets.
    I know. And yes. "Oh for heaven's sake!"--discourteous and unnecessary.

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    Quote from Tonya36rn
    I'm not really saying anything. No one would "confess" or own up to the "mistake". The heparin was off my other patient per Dr's order and a schedule recheck was ordered for that patient. There's no excuse for someone to go in another nurses' room and dismantle and throw away a drip. My opinion though.....
    I hope that when you reported it to the manager, that you reported only the facts. Here, it definitely sounds like you're insinuating it was a prank. That's a pretty big allegation. After all, those actions would be criminal behavior.

    In a nutshell, if you're unsure of what happened, don't insinuate otherwise. That's just to protect your own professional reputation.

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    Suzey, beckysue920, xoemmylouox, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from Wuzzie
    Oh for heaven's sake. It's the IV form given sub Q through a needle commonly used for IV therapy or venipunctures. The OP referred to it as an "IV butterfly" which is technically correct.
    I would encourage people to be kind in their responses. These kinds of reactions may be why the OP is asking an anonymous forum instead of addressing the concern at the time.

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    Are you saying something took it off as a prank?

    You also had two patients on heparin gtts, and the other patient's was being discontinued. Is it possible that someone-- you or a coworker-- made a mistake by turning the wrong one off?

    Maybe I'm being overly trusting, but I'd say the latter is more likely than the former. Anyway, write an incident report and hopefully the cause will be determined so it doesn't happen again.

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    No need to give a two week notice in orientation. Just let them know as soon as possible you won't be working with them.

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    Hmmm... You seem very set against nursing in the first part of your post, and then you are considering being a nurse in the last section. Hmmmm... That doesn't follow.

    I have never seen bullying by nurses, but I have from providers. NPs are not exempt from being bullied. You may just need to see a different workplace culture.

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    JossAY likes this.

    I'm a bit curious why you have the emt and do not practice. The reason is I would normally encourage people to get exposure to healthcare before quitting their jobs and switching careers. I'm a bit concerned that you have already been exposed and chose not to pursue it. (Of course, np and emt are pretty different, but likely more similar than tech)

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    I imagine not. Be really clear though how it would affect your woring life... will it change your availability? Are you expecting to cut back hours?
    Your manager will appreciate any heads up for changes that may affect her.

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    What's an rpn?

    Honestly, a lot of your questions depend on your individual needs, which often won't become apparent until you've been working as a nurse for a bit. Answers also depend on geographic area, and I don't know squat about Canada.

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    Pdev likes this.

    There is really no guarantee that even with a bsn, you'd be hired at a specific organization. Just food for thought.

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    I hope you know that it's not a safe alternative to cigs though.

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    nehneh14 and MurseJJ like this.

    Quote from MunoRN
    Again, none of these examples are found solely in BSN programs, these same concepts are taught, typically at the same level, in ASN as well as BSN programs.
    The asn programs in my area do not. I'm not entirely sure where you are getting that information from to make such a blanket statement.

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    JustBeachyNurse and brownbook like this.

    That seems terribly uncomfortable. The only time we do nt suctioning is on semi conscious patients and we to use a trumpet in that case. Even then, we're not going as deep as you describe. In what country do you practice?

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    SmilingBluEyes likes this.

    24 hrs isn't too long to wait for a response. When is your first day? It does sound like they're a bit casual about the hiring/orientation process.

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    shibaowner, macawake, klone, and 1 other like this.

    Not all of it will be directly relevant to you but it is likely relevant to another. Nursing is wonderfully diverse, afterall.

    I will say that hidden in the posts here that disparaged advanced nursing degrees were actual arguments in favor of additional education. Someone mentioned how to improve processes one only needed ethics and a good understanding of the process. Ethics, systems theories, and program evaluation are taught in BSN courses. Another mentioned that a degree isn't necessary to learn how to read research or analyze evidence based practice. Well, you could also learn to be a nurse without attending any formalized education... but if you have the desire to take the time and learn research and EBP, you might as well get credit for it.