It seems, as a future Lpn, that you've unfortunately been exposed to more of these situations than I have. The "2be", makes this even worse since it's usually only 18 months for an lpn program!
I can't even imagine what you've faced so far.
Now, I've not been in the trenches like you in nursing home type facilities, and yep, here's the But..
How many members here can say that they have turned in their GREAT FRIEND of four years to management due to unsafe practice and possibe drug use?
This took over two months of documentation on my part, to remove her from bedside... two LONG months of watching over hers plus mine until management finally had enough documentation to remove her.
This hurt us both tremendously, not to mention questionable patient care... a whole new thread in itself.. point is.. it took that long, that much for management to have an iron clad case to ensure she could not only sue us, but have no options for returning to bedside care... If the person is that bad, you need to get it right the first time.
It's tough for bedside nurses to wait out the process, not realizing that those that got through, were not exonerated, but management lacked the paperwork.
I differ in your opinion, feeling that it needs to come from the bedside to mangagement before we go all the way up.
Again, I think that you have different experiences that may show that management is a worthless venue..... which unfortunately IS in many cases. I'm lucky that mine worked, with a LOT of time and documentation... which you're right... put patients at risk meanwhile..
Not an easy answer.