Do you ever get tired of hearing this phrase? - page 5

"I'm so afraid I'm going to lose my license!" This is one of my biggest pet peeves about this site. It seems like several times a day where someone (usually a new nurse) is working in a busy... Read More

  1. by   Ruby Vee
    Quote from rnperdiem
    new nurses are worried about the worst case scenarios: losing the license, getting fired from the job, living with the guilt of harming a patient, and the overwhelming stress the responsibility of nursing entails.
    if an overwhelmed nurse wants to worry about losing her license, i give her the same tolerance that i give the patient family members who can only focus on one patient variable.( i had a family this week who was obsessive about their mother's wbc count; they wanted to know first thing every day.)
    unfortunately, i see new nurses more worried about getting fired or losing their licenses than about harming patients. that's sad.
  2. by   tokmom
    I know. A co worker of mine whom I share CN duties with is super paranoid about being responsible for how the floor nurses do their job. She is so slow at her own duties because she makes rounds three times a day on all the patients to make sure the nurses are doing their job.
    It underminds the nurses on the floor and they are resentful. I can't say I don't blame them.
  3. by   ProfRN4
    I do not "hammer" the threat of losing your license down my students' throats. What I do constantly hammer down their throats is the image of them in the stand, or in a deposition. To me, this is more of a reality, because anyone can sue (whether it's legit or not). Not anyone can just 'take your license away'. Heck, I was supposed to lose my license this Christmas (a student was going to take it away)!! And while we're on the subject, one of my pet peeves is the instructors who claim that they will lose their license because of a student.

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