Fear of Med mistake preventing me from going into Nursing.....should it? - page 2
Hi! I have been seriously considering going to nursing school. I have an undergraduate in Psychology and I am a very compassionate person. The only thing is I am more English/verbal than... Read More
Jan 28, '04Oh this is exactly what I'm worried about!!! I'm hoping to start my nursing degree this autumn and this is my biggest fear. I'm still going to go for it though and you should too!
Feb 2, '04The only time you have to worry about med errors is if your facility doesn't like you. Then they'll use it as an excuse to get rid of you or write you up until you quit. Meanwhile, you'll see error after error committed by others that are covered up, or they will blame another employee they don't like that had nothing to do with the error. I have seen these things happern repeatedly in patterned fashion. I have never seen anything happen to anyone that just made an error. Usually a facility goes after employees they want to get rid of for another reason, independent of the error(s), such as being vocal about other issues, complaining about short-staffing, etc. This way, they rid themselves of "problem" employees. Be sincere, passive, and don't gossip about other nurses and you won't have a problem.