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Whoever sent the MAR should take the primary blame.
Your feelings do sound typical of many people (though not universal).
Personally, I took heart in the recognition that the vast majority of people make it through nursing school and most (by far) pass the NCLEX. I typically figure that if most people can do it then I probably can, too.
Regarding errors, the potential is always there. You strive to know your stuff, be careful, follow protocols, and double/triple check everything you do - especially with the little ones. After that, simply acknowledge that you're human and that you might make a mistake that might hurt somebody. The reality is that, even if you're a safe, careful driver, you might one day make a mistake which will injure or kill somebody (in fact, statistically speaking, it's probably much more likely than you making a fatal med error). Risks are everywhere (though we're not often mindful of them). All we can do is strive to be careful and to do our best and then let the chips fall where they may. That said, I can certainly empathize with the devastation that the referenced nurse must have felt.
Go easy on yourself, do your best, and believe in yourself. Your instructors do or else you wouldn't still be in the program.
so one couldn't work both as a nurse and a pharmacist?
Oh wow, im sorry . While you can't undo this you can make sure next time even in your rush to double check the name . We all make mistakes and the best thing we can do is learn from them so they don't happen again. Hang in there.
You are only human. The "wrong" family obviously has a very high opinion of you- and probably for a good reason.
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