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    BSN with Reprimand

    I need to obtain my BSN due to Magnet status at the hospital I currently work for. I have applied to WGU and they initially denied me because I have a reprimand on my license. There are no restrictions, fines or other disciplinary actions listed, only the reprimand. I have appealed the decision at WGU and am waiting to hear back. Does anyone know or have been to any other schools with a reprimand or other disciplinary action on their license? I need to keep applying and don't know where to begin. Help!!!
  2. I previously received a reprimand from the OSBN on my license for "general documentation" that was not specific enough in the boards eyes. I recently applied to a BSN program with WGU. I was told I could not be accepted because of the reprimand, even though my license is not encumbered. I have appealed, but am not sure if I will be accepted at this point. My current employer requires a BSN and if WGU will not accept me due to the reprimand, does anyone know of any other schools that may? I am so afraid that if I cannot find a school to accept me, I will have to leave my employment and then will not be able to find another job with the reprimand on my license. Any help/advice/guidance is appreciated!
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    OSBN Complaint and new APS charge

    Thank you
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    OSBN Complaint and new APS charge

    Sorry, med was Vancomycin
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    OSBN Complaint and new APS charge

    I received a complaint from OSBN for resident negligence in obtaining medication which lead to patient harm. The med was Vancouver for C Diff. Patient was DC’d from rehab to ALF without enough med for weekend. I obtained lawyer. Went to meet investigator. Found out ALL my progress notes in chart are MISSING. My former employer states they provided everything available. From what the OSBN has obtained it looks as though I am guilty. I have informed my lawyer and OSBN investigator of missing documents. I have a witness that corroborates my story and that I did document. OSBN is still investigating and I wait if that wasn’t enough, my current employer just received notice from APS that they have substantiated abuse against me for the same issue my current employer had me leave site immediately. Im at a loss now! How can I fight the fact that all my documentation has mysteriously gone missing? I have a witness but I’m afraid that’s not enough! Im out of a job now and had no malpractice insurance so not sure I can continue to pay attorney. I have never had complaint, med error, discipline, coaching or anything in my 10 years as a nurse. Im sitting here, without a job ( that I love) not knowing where to turn.....
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    OSBN Complaint and new APS charge

    The patient was supposed to get 12 more doses of Vanco for a total of 10 days, but upon returning from SNF, there was only 2 more doses in the bottle equalling only 7 days. SNF orders read for 10 day total treatment. SNF wouldnt refill and PCP wouldnt refill until patient was seen. Of course this all happened over a weekend!
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    OSBN Complaint and new APS charge

    I was notified about a complaint from the OSBN. I do not have liability insurance. I have contacted an attorney, but am waiting for a reply. The complaint was that I failed to order and administer Vanco to a CDiff patient post DC from SNF. The patient was DC'd from SNF with only 2 doses left of Vanco and should have had 12 doses left. I know I didnt do anything wrong, as I tried everything I could think of to get a refill but the patient eventually passed (several weeks later) and the complaint alleges I directly caused patient harm. I am so freaked out. I know I am a good nurse, but cannot remember what I charted and what I didnt. We (the ALF I was working in) were so short staffed that often times I was passing meds and doing direct patient care that I am not sure if I accurately charted everything! Has anyone had anything similar? I am so afraid they will take my license! Any comments are appreciated!