My Nursing License Is At Risk - Or Is It? - page 5

I often listen as certain coworkers, usually the nurses with zero to two years of experience, chime about the dangers to their hard-earned nursing licenses. 的知 putting my license on the line by dealing with that difficult... Read More

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    Thanks for the link, it is a good learning tool for us students

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    That one that had to take a Remediation course is what scared me into not taking stateboards for my LPN. It was a high school program and they tried to cram everything all together. I remember some of the things but not enough to actually go out and work. That's why I just have my CNA and going for my BSN with a program that actually teaches you and doesn't cram lol. But the stories you listed just sounds like people that KNEW they were in the wrong and just got caught. If you know your stuff then you have nothing to worry about as far as losing your license.
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    OMG, i had that happen to me b4. she threatened to report me to the BON and not bc i had done anything wrong, just in case i did bc she didnt like me. i put in my 2 week notice the next day
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    Just to share in my state MASS, MNA has a really good course when the boards comes knocking at your door. As a nurse you have to PROTECT your license. Your employer will never have your back or cover you. Even though you a wonderful employee. Understand your nurse practice act, follow policy and bring to administration. And if you get no results, keep it moving... you can always get a job. But a tainted license will have too many questions to be answered.
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    WOW, it seems like this is the way NURSING operates. It could be a lie and still you have to defend your license... And it get very expensive.
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    "My point is that the vast majority of license revocations in my state of residence occur due to issues with impairment or diversion. I regularly read the disciplinary web pages on the website of my state's BON."

    You probably realize how many of us nurses fear losing our licenses for minor accidents. This makes me feel a lot better!
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    Get malpractice insurance!!! It's cheap!
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    Would be interesting as to which BON had the most disciplinary actions. I know Texas always had a long list!!!
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    I'll bite...

    So your theory is that because the nurses that you know that got their licenses revoked all did something illegal/ very serious that all nurses who have their licenses revoked did something implicitly illegal and/or very serious?

    Think that logic is a little faulty there sister!
    I've spent some time reading the disciplinary actions summary that is part of my state's BON newsletter. While it's not a scientific survey by any means, the vast, vast majority of suspensions and revocations involve impairment or diversion of controlled substances, followed by record falsification. The OP is pretty close to the mark.

    You can probably look at the causes for discipline at your state's BON website.
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    Just ran through the latest ones for my states: the vast majority were drugs/alcohol, one stealing from employer (drugs or money), two for disciplinary actions in other states, and one for pleading guilty to a felony. And most of those with drugs were suspended but stayed in favor of probation, so it takes a lot to lose your license in my state.

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