Improper transfer

Nurses General Nursing


This is my first day/post here's my question. 11 years ago I was working in a nursing home, did a transfer alone when the care plan called for 2 aides, incidently the transfer did not go smoothly and the patient's leg was cut on the wheel chair. The state investigated and my certificate was not revoked and I was not reported to the aide registry, however I was fired because I was on probation (new employee) and was not allowed to have union representation. I know I was completely wrong in my decsion to transfer alone and have been working ever since with no other incidents of any type. So my question is....will I be able to take my rn boards? I know I need to call the BON for a definitive answer, would just like to know if anyone has any information regarding this type of situation. No other record of any type. Any advice would be helpful.

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

I think that you need to call the BON - we would only be guessing.

Specializes in Hospice.

I don't see why you wouldn't , no action was taken

Specializes in ER, Trauma.

One incident 11 years ago doesn't sound like a pattern to me. Wish I could go 11 years between mistakes! IMHO, don't sweat the small stuff.

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