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I'm pretty certain NO CALL, NO SHOW is NOT grounds for losing your license. It may get you fired from your job, but it is not the same as abandonment!

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I'm pretty certain NO CALL, NO SHOW is NOT grounds for losing your license. It may get you fired from your job, but it is not the same as abandonment!

I highly doubt that no call, no show is grounds for losing one's nursing license but I could be wrong.

 

However, I didn't do this so I'm not worried about it.

 

I was trying to protect my license, not to mention the residents, and when you do THAT, it ALWAYS gets you into trouble. If you refuse to be a martyr or "The Fall Guy", then you are out the door faster than you know what hit you, at least in nursing!!!

Unless you're willing to put your license on the line and put yourself in a position where you can't take care of your patients/residents; YOU WILL EVENTUALLY BE FIRED. Of course, if the worst happens, YOU will get the blame, not the facility. That's why I mentioned "The Fall Guy."

 

I've seen it; time and time again.

That's okay.

Let them fire me; there's ALWAYS another job.

 

At least I know I took care of those people. My conscience is clear.

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Are you a member of a union? In Ontario, we are not allowed to strike (essential services law) but we are allowed to arrive for our shift and refuse to work if we feel the situation is unsafe, contacting our union rep and management. If the situation is deemed safe by both, then we must work. If the situation is not deemed safe then the union representative and management must reach a resolution that is deemed safe. I am going out on a limb and saying that I would apply that policy to the patients' safety as well as my own.

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I don't think any nurses in this state have ever heard of a union, and if they did, they wouldn't join one. They're too stupid and too busy kissing a** to think about unions.

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No call no show may be grounds for termination, but it is not grounds for losing your license, at least not in my state and I doubt if it is in Nebraska, though a facility may tell you that it is.

No call no show is strictly an employment issue.

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I decided while ago, after looking at the Employee "handbook", to go a little further. I called the facility and spoke to the Administrator.

She, naturally, knew NOTHING of what had gone on....including some various unprofessional shenanigans.

She talked to me and I briefly told her MY side of the story....she then decided to ask me down for a meeting with her and the DON.

 

They might fire me, but I'm not going to go quietly.

I've already called a lawyer (there are other issues involved), and also the Ombudsman's office.

 

I was only looking out for the residents (mistake).

 

If they don't give me my job back I will call the state on them for unsafe staffing....among OTHER things.

I didn't just fall off the turnip truck.

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60 residents? one nurse? no cna's? just one nurse? that's freaking unreal..I'd much rather be fired than to put myself at risk for taking that responsibility..come on now..charting,med passes,accuchecks,wounds,tube feedings,incontinent care,turning,everything???? geeeeeez louiseeeeeee...those poor patients..surely surely there are regulations on staffing..and that can't be it :(

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Hellllllo Nurse has 15 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Shezam-

I like your attitude, girl!

Go get 'em!

I worked at a LTC/subacute rehab unit for over 2 years on nocs. I had 65 residents to myself, with the help of three CNAs q noc. Nine of them were tube feeds, two trachs w/ MRSA, multiple demented wanderers, frequent fallers, brittle diabetics, total cares, screamers, a couple on TPN, IVs, the whole nine yards.

At the other end of the building, another nurse had 60 of her own residents and three CNAs. That's two nurses for 125 residents.

Needless to say, I didn't get a single lunch break in the two years I worked there.

Two nurses to 125 residents is perfectly legal- there are no staffing madates anywhere in the U.S. except in Cali, and those haven't taken effect yet.

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There used to be the firecode law which someone mentioned about 1 staff to 15 residents, they don't have that anymore.

I don't think she meant she didn't have a CNA? did she, if so, that is unreal.......but for 60 residents, it would depend on how many CNA's I had there before I refused to work.

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hogan4736 has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN.

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Originally posted by mistersleepy

Just an FYI,

 

No call, no show is grounds for losing your liscense. I think I would contact the BON about the situation before the DON does.

 

Just my 2 cents worth.

 

Robert

aaahhh, no it's not.

For all they know I overslept, my car broke down, my cell phone died, and I didn't have 2 bits for a payphone...Try and take my license...

It's an employer/employee situation ONLY...

sean

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This is a situation that I found myself in before when I worked at a nursing home. I ended up calling the nursing home hotline on the facility where I worked. Then, I quit before they could fire me!

The situation that you are describing sounds dangerous to not only the patients, but also your license. They did you a favor by firing you.

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I feel yah! I worked in the LTC and was snuffed some staff members the next day I had my resignation and the administrator was threatening me with abandoment I laughed considering I came in on my day off! I have left several jobs for bull s***. Life is too short to be abused.

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