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Innocent but guilty due to not being in my nursing field....help!

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Hello evwryone, I'm in serious trouble and have no idea what to do. I have never been in trouble before and do not have money for a defense lawyer. I was told that I would be revoked or I should surrender my license I don't understand either. I've been nursing 8 Years and had no issues however this is major. I don't know what to do. Also if I surrender in one state does that mean I have to surrender to all stayes?

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SororAKS has 12 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in ER, ICU/CCU, Open Heart OR Recovery, Etc.

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Yes. What happened?

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One thing at a time...it depends on what actions got you to this place. You're posting in the recovery section so I am going to assume you diverted medications from your workplace.

Does your state have an alternative to discipline?

Does your state go straight to the BON?

If you are a state without an alternative to discipline (like mine) I was also told to surrender or be revoked. I declined to surrender and went through the process of entering into a monitoring agreement.

Others here are familiar with alternative to discipline programs and can help you on that aspect.

First things first though, we need a *little* more information as to what brought you here. Keep it vague, no identifying details.

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I have been a pp/nurse nurse for 10 years. I ended up accepting a job in med-surg it was a horrid travel assignment. They gave their new hires from other floors 3 pts and I would have 8-10. They were mainly dying cancer pts, very sick very heavily medicated. Now they say I diverted. I have done hair and ua tests all negative. I was told to surrender by the board.

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I have been a pp/nurse nurse for 10 years. I ended up accepting a job in med-surg it was a horrid travel assignment. They gave their new hires from other floors 3 pts and I would have 8-10. They were mainly dying cancer pts, very sick very heavily medicated. Now they say I diverted. I have done hair and ua tests all negative. I was told to surrender by the board.

Surrender, based on what evidence? All your tests were NEGATIVE.

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I reported to floor manager and my recruiter I had no idea what I was doing with some of these pts...I hadn't had chest tubes....etc....they said it was complete and utter nursing negligence on my part because I said I didn't know how to care for them.

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Sounds as if someone wants you to surrender your license based on what you said in a time of distress. Best to calm down and regroup.

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Sounds like quite a sticky situation. Had you ever been oriented to that unit or type of work? And if not, I'm curious why you'd accept an assignment like that. Forgive me, I am not blaming you and I'm not sure how I'm coming across.

To prove negligence requires: Duty, Breach of Duty, Damages, and Causation.

Was harm a result? Ordinary Prudence as a trained nurse covers what you've been trained on, if I understand it appropriately. (I am not versed in these matters except in a very limited knowledge of it, having to look up things to at least get an understandable conversation going.)

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Hire an attorney. There is something messed up about this.

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They will revoke or remove them completely for negligence. I told the board the exact same thing so they used that against me.

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I can not afford a good nursing attorney. Any nursing attorney for that matter. I found 2 and they pretty much laughed in my face because I'm not working and told me to seek public defender. I am being charged with nursing negligence for saying I didn't know what I was doing. But no harm come to any of my pts. And for diverting due to 4 vials of dilaudid not documented on, 12 not properly documented and time between taking the med from pyxix to waste was to long. So I have criminal court with public defenders as well. I understand that if I get a theft charge I will never get my license back. I did not divert this medication. My public defender doesn't even know anything about nursing. I worked so hard for them, 3 years is a long time to not be able to practice. If I surrender does that effect every state I'm licensed in? If they revoke ur license do u get them back?

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