even nurses who divert narcs.
So true! My first experience with a drug diverting nurse was awful...the entire floor was suspect and we were scrutinized for months. When the person was caught she was sent to a 3 month rehab (all expenses paid by the hospital) and was then promoted
on return to day shift charge! Many people had waited years for a chance at that job and were really unhappy. Every one of us then had to attend counseling classes ...mandatory...not about our
feelings but teaching us how to be compassionate for the drug diverting RN.
The diverting RN stole narcotics 3 more times. After the last one, she was fired and her license was revoked.
I know of one other RN who lost her license because her mental health issues were too huge for her to be functional at work.
I've never known ANYONE to lose their license for making a straightforward clinical error.