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Nurses in trouble get second chances - Minnesota

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by Brian Brian, ASN, RN (Member)

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Front page lead story in the Sunday Star Tribune investigates the Disciplinary actions of the Minnesota State Board of Nursing. Minnesota rarely throws nurses out of the profession for unsafe conduct. Records examined by the Star Tribune of more than 1,000 disciplinary actions by the Nursing Board over the past four years show that it tolerates or forgives misconduct that would end nursing careers in other states. You are reading page 5 of Nurses in trouble get second chances - Minnesota. If you want to start from the beginning Go to First Page.

ParkerBC,MSN,RN specializes in Medical Surgical/Addiction/Mental Health.

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Perhaps you should try not to be so damn judgmental yourself. THAT is what creates the drama.

If so, it's often caused by things like jumping to conclusions based on a couple sentences. Like deciding:

If you think "nurses eat their young" then perhaps you should start changing that by not jumping to conclusions and making assumptions about a situation based on a couple sentences in a newspaper article.

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kobbysm specializes in Hospice.

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RNInterupted, your posting is very touching; I commend you for all your achievements, and sympathize with you for what you've been through and had to deal with. The two things I'd like to say to you is, first of all, you have nothing to be ashamed of. Your achievements speak for themselves. Many have not seen a quarter of the struggle you've been through and yet, have nothing to show for themselves. So lift up your head and hold it up high.

Secondly, remember this; life isn't simply about how many times we get knocked down, but rather how many times we get back up, and keep fighting for what we believe. You probably have heard/read/seen this before: pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and go get what is yours.

Do not let anyone determine what you will or won't achieve. That decision should be made on your terms. Pick up that resume, edit and proofread it, then post it wherever you can. If you have to explain what happened to 100 hiring managers before you can get your foot back in the door, do so.

I wish you the best as you move forward. God bless.

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I'm sure we did...no forgiveness for a financial issues; plenty of chances for failure to rescue...

I'm more baffled if failure to pay taxes is severe, that there can't be financial counseling, like there are corrective action plans for failure to rescue...I'm really curious about that.

Yes, I've wondered about these things myself. How a nurse can lose their license over something like DUI but not for pilfering narcotics from the med room. They can get drug abuse counseling and keep their license but at least where I live and work anyway, if you get a DUI it's over - you lose your nursing license. The counseling approach could be applied to so many situations including DUI, financal etc Keep in mind that I'm not advocating that for most cases. I'm just curious about why some instances are that way and some aren't. Doesn't seem consistent to me.

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You guys who make snap judgment on other nurses are the real reasons why the "profession lacks respect." Many of you guys have BSNs and MSNs. I hope your program taught you how to select reliable articles? I mean God, you guys didn't even give these nurses the benefit of a doubt. Just ready to condemn! Nurses need to have more compassion for fellow nurses.

This opinion will be unpublished and

According to the nurses, oxygen and nitroglycerin were given. It's obvious the ball was dropped somewhere. However I do not believe the nurses were grossly negligent. For that they should not lose their license. The Board of Nursing made the correct decision.

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PMFB-RN has 16 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in burn ICU, SICU, ER, Traum Rapid Response.

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Wow, that was removed quickly

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