How many medication errors are allowed in nursing school? Does anyone know? Is it consistent with each program? That is the question of the day. I was in my last semester, the week before graduation when I made a medication error. It was not life threatening, I gave it, but not 1/2 hour after the patient had eaten which is when the med was supposed to be given. (he didn't eat) It was my first and only med error in my entire two year program. I didn't have any other problems in school, no unusual occurances, no tardies, no absences, nothing. The instructor failed me from clinicals. :angryfire In my program if you fail clinical then you fail theory and have to retake it all! So I was not allowed to graduate with my class! I have filed a grievance with the school and am still waiting for a response. I just think it is unfair to fail someone for one mistake(especially from the whole program)!
The program prior to mine a previous student had 2 med errors, one in the second semester and one right before graduation like mine, and she passed and graduated. Is this fair? Is this what it is really like in other programs?
Just wondering. Thanks for listening.