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IrishIzCPNP BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP

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IrishIzCPNP is a BSN, MSN, RN, APRN, NP and specializes in Pediatrics, High-Risk L&D, Antepartum, L.

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  1. IrishIzCPNP

    Simmons University School of Nursing FNP online program

    I was in a similar situation when I started my NP program. My unit believed they should be priority #1. They would not ensure I had off the one day each week I had class. They said they would try to accommodate but would never guarantee because the unit came first. I quit my job to do my NP program. I know others who have employers who were accommodating. I really think the employer can make or break it for people.
  2. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    The best thing you can do is keep yourself aware of where you need help and seek help. Mistakes will happen...own them (and recognize others who are affected by your mistake) and learn from them. Also, learn from the mistakes of others. Don't ever say "I would never have done that" but instead say "now I know what not to do and what to watch for". Use ever chance to learn and grow....never stop learning. The worst thing you could do is walk in and say "not me". Give yourself credit and confidence while being open to learning and growing...you will be fine.
  3. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    And when the nurse can't acknowledge the harm...well I guess you are okay with that. I made a mistake but that c-section wasn't harm...sure that flies. I want the nurse who can admit the mistake and see the harm caused. Harsh? Really? I wouldn't want a nurse who thinks the inability to acknowledge the harm is okay. So I'll take the harsh nurse over the nurse who says "just glad you can admit your mistake". Who cares about the patient....only pat the nurse on the back.
  4. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    I am not beating the OP up. There was somebody questioning my position which I explained in more detail. Yes, the OP did eventually acknowledge harm. Poor choice of words or not recognizing the gravity of the situation when originally posted...we will never really know as we were not present in the OP's mind when that post was written.
  5. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    Who read between lines and made assumptions? Maybe you should have read it before it was changed. I prefer nurses who can fully accept responsibility and own their mistake...and who don't change their words later on to cover their butt.
  6. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    The error being "damaging" after stating "not injured" to me spoke of damaging to the nursing student because...there wasn't an injury (when indeed there was). It is about acknowledging the injury to the mother and baby....which wasn't done in the first post. One of the biggest things a nurse can do is acknowledge a mistake and the injury and harm caused to the patient and/or family. We make mistakes...we have to own up to the person/people on the other end of our mistakes.
  7. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    I did see your follow up post. I am glad you could see the harm. I'm sorry you can't see that I wasn't being judgmental but instead concerned about not recognizing the harm. I'm sorry that you feel some need to forgive me for something I have not done. It concerned me that you didn't see the harm initially. It concerned me that others couldn't understand the issue. I'm sorry you aren't okay with people clarifying and trying to educate. I forgive you for not getting it...actually I don't really care what you think. I will however be concerned when any nurse says "not harm" when there was one. Owning an error only happens when the nurse can recognize the true extent of their error.
  8. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    It isn't about being judgmental but ensuring that there is approximation for the mistake and the outcome it caused. Apparently you are unaware that a c-section is major abdominal surgery that carries risks to mom and baby...things that can be lifelong. The OP needed to acknowledge this wasn't a case of "no harm". My only concern was that "no harm". A nurse who makes a mistake is human. A nurse who acknowledges the extent of their mistake is far better than any nurse who says "all well" just because they couldn't see the harm done.
  9. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    Oh so I'm not allowed to make sure the person questioning me understood? You are the police now? Major issue...sorry you can't see it that way.
  10. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    We know that the OP stated "no injury". So if after the fact it can't be seen there was an injury that is concerning. I'm okay with a nurse who makes a mistake, admits it and fixes the cause or learns something. I'm not okay with a nurse who makes a mistake, can't see the injury and celebrates ones' success later. The success is great...acknowledge the harm with the mistake.
  11. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    The OP stated neither mom nor baby injured. Wrong. Not recognizing that they were injured/harmed is an issue. If the OP wants I come along and act like something was learned...it is important to acknowledge the harm that was done. You not being a nurse gives you a pass for not understanding the importance of knowing when you have caused an injury or harmed a patient. I don't take issue with what was done...but the statement that nobody was injured.
  12. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    Ah not a nurse...when you are a nurse you will understand the importance of recognizing harm caused.
  13. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    You missed the point. The OP stated there was no harm from the mistake. That statement is wrong. There was harm. I was pointing out that the OP needs to see that there was harm...causing major abdominal surgery is harm. So inspirational story but a nurse who couldn't see the harm caused. This isn't about who I would sue but the inability to recognize fault and harm caused. You missed the point and the OP missed their fault...that is scary.
  14. IrishIzCPNP

    Failure is an Option: A New Grad Story

    Great story but I have one issue... You said nobody was harmed when you hung the insulin. Wrong. Mom and baby were harmed. They had a significant drop in blood glucose and mom had a c-section because of it. She had major abdominal surgery and baby did not experience normal birth. She may have been at risk for a section prior to your mistake but that doesn't mean the section was okay. So there was harm and it is really important you know that. I would have been livid if I was a patient and had a section because of your mistake. I assure you...that mistake would have haunted you if I was the patient and I'm not a law suit person (kid with CP and I wouldn't dream of suing and I have a foreign body in me from medical care and again I opted to not sue). You did cause harm. Period.
  15. IrishIzCPNP

    What's the BEST nursing shoes?

    You should have movement in the back. I think you maybe should consider going up a size. They are a clog and should move. The instep (where you say it is right) will stretch.
  16. IrishIzCPNP

    Funniest, Weirdest, Most Unusual Baby Names

    My parents bought a house and the previous owner... Dick Target My mother hated that man (house had issues found after moving in)
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