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I have my Advanced Practice RN that I received last year in 2005 from Pittsburgh.
I was still working as a RN not as an Advanced Practice RN at this facility.
Once the SLB decides what the disciplinary action towards me is, will I be able to get hired as an Advanced Practice RN (remember i was still practicing as icu rn)
Wow... well 2 things come to mind....
1. tabbeycatt's an RN now!! U go girl!
and 2. I gotta agree with her, looks like you answered your own question
You must understand that the issue is not that "I'm well trained, everything's fine and the family is fine."
The issue is, you stepped outside your job description on duty.
Quite simply... properly trained and properly licensed are two
different planets. Once that's done, factor in the direct supervision thing too. Judging from your post you seem offended that
your experience and training are being questioned.
They're not. It's your judgement that is in question.
Laws suck. Policies suck. But without them there is chaos.
I am a CRTT, RpsgT, and lately an RN.... so I do understand the autonomy feeling you have in your head while working... on the clock as an RT, I have to be VERY careful not to be sticking IV's or hanging bags and stuff that people ASK me to do because they know I'm an RN. Why? Because I am clocked into a job description, not an overall training description.
Most facilities won't take the time to write up a description for a Nurse/Therapist and find it impractical anyway, so I have to clock in as
one or the other.
However; I can work a job as an RN and take the place of 2 people, RN and CRTT [specific environments, like a sleep lab or PFT lab, etc] because the CRTT scope fits UNDER the RN scope. But, also realize that in the literal sense, even then I'm still only working as an RN. The RT job just gets abandoned due to lack of need. It's complicated and it sux 4 air, I agree.
You ran into trouble because advanced practice doesn't fit under RN, only the other way around.
Now I can't say much more because there is a bigger question....
when you say advanced practice, do you mean something like CCRN or do you mean Nurse Practitioner? Big difference.
If CCRN, then yeah, you are in deep doo-doo. Not for pulling the tube, but for making the *decision* to pull it [and then pulling it].
And if you mean NP, you've still got trouble, but why in the world are you working as an staff RN a year later anyway?
As a former manager, I can promise you that you will be considered "damaged goods" for quite a while until this all blows over. Surf the WV RN board site
for random names with short license numbers.... I found one right off that was issued in 1945 and expired/deceased in 1986, with 1 diciplinary action on file. So 20 years after this person was buried in the ground, whatever they did still follows them....
I'd advise you to be VERY humble and apologetic about your mistake if you want to regain trust and respect, get out from under this investigation, and secure employment again.
You need to keep a positive attitude, but turn down the heat a bit [lose the arrogant tone and hick references] and realize that you must've done something [whatever it was] or you wouldn't have this trouble.
We must be very very careful what we choose to do out there.
I'm truly sorry for your troubles,
Wish ya the best of luck and hope it turns out in your favor.