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  1. Hello! I work at an ambulatory surgery center where we have paper charting. After surgeries a few days ago, I was reviewing charts and noticed that another nurse had charted under my name that I had given medication to a patient after their procedure. I did not give this patient any medication whatsoever, as they had declined. This was noted as such; however, the nurse had drawn a line through it, put my initials and charted the med. The pen color and writing were obviously different. I immediately brought this to my supervisor's attention. The person who charted was identified and the situation was written up as an incident report with her name on it. Here are my questions...is that really an incident? From my standpoint, she's a licensed medical professional who falsified information and passed it off as someone else's. And only an incident report is filed? Is this like a slap on the wrist? Does anyone know the legalities of this? Should I contact the board of nursing in my state? I'm concerned because a little part of me thinks she's done this before to others, but no one has caught her until now. Thank you for any feedback!
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    Covid-19: The Guilt of the Work From Home Nurse

    I'm feeling guilty. I'm in a different situation. I left a new grad program after 6 months when I was offered a job in an ambulatory surgery center. I found my calling there for sure. Well, once the govenor of my state put the kibosh on elective surgeries, there went my job. Temporarily, at least. I can do without working, as my husband is the breadwinner; however, I feel compelled to go and help out. The unit I left at the hospital (it was a med/surg position) has openings and they are eager to hire. My issue is, because I left a new grad position, I believe I burnt a bridge. I'm not sure entirely, as there was no real drama surrounding it. It's just that I was still in the program and I jumped ship for the job I really wanted. In any case, I've been having lots of inner dialogue with myself and I want to reach out to my old manager and ask if I could come and help. I don't know what to do. My husband works from home normally and my teenager is now home too doing virtual school. I don't want to bring anything home to them. Am I crazy for wanting to go back? Maybe so. Anyone else feeling like this?
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    Is my (50K) BSN worthless?

    I can relate. I, too, am a second career nurse. Tried hospital nursing... 2 different jobs in one year. I hated both of them. I was miserable, which made my family miserable. It wasn't until I looked in the mirror and admitted to myself that I am not a floor nurse. This idea gets drilled into our heads in nursing school by professors. One year of med/surg and you can go anywhere. Well, I'm here to tell you that I did not last 1 year in med/surg. I lasted about 5, maybe 6 months tops. I was ready to throw in the towel on this entire career. It wasn't until I applied and subsequently was offered a job as a pre/post op nurse at a surgery center that my outlook on nursing changed. In a last-ditch effort to give this career a go, I took the job and I have absolutely loved it from day one. I found my home. Never in a million years did I think this type of nursing (I also circulate in the OR) would be a good fit for me. And never did I think I would actually love a nursing job. Just wanted to tell you that you're not alone. Like others have suggested, try applying to jobs that maybe you wouldn't have considered in the past, as they aren't hospital nursing jobs. You may be surprised that sometimes what we want is not always what we need. I wish you well!
  4. Wow. I could've written this post myself. However, I'm a new grad nurse with only about 6 months experience. I intensely dislike being a nurse. I envy the CNAs and the fact that they don't carry the heavy burden like we do.
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    Wants to Quit RN to be an MA

    Nurse Beth and "nursy", thank you for responding to my question. When I first emailed Nurse Beth, I was a bit emotional; thinking I just wanted to throw in the towel and that any subsequent experience will be like my first one. But, I didn't. I've been actively applying for RN positions and recently got an interview for an Infusion Nurse. Any advice on how to address my short, albeit negative, tenure at my previous job? I feel as though I have 2 strikes against me; I'm a new grad, and I left my first job in under 12 weeks. Thank you!!!
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    FSCJ Summer 2017 Hopefuls

    Hello! This is my first time posting. I've been reading the comments and thought I'd chime in. I haven't received an email yet; however, when I do, I will comment with details. Also, I applied with (I think) around 215 points. I say "I think" because I didn't realize they gave extra points for having a bachelors degree. So, I really have no idea how many points I ended up with. Anyway, best of luck to everyone!