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sissiesmama ASN, RN

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sissiesmama has 22 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in ER, TRAUMA, MED-SURG.

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    Random tests?

    Hi! I live in Louisiana- I’m not sure if it’s like this in other states but here the BON stated that they will never allow a nurse to smoke on a med marijuana card and practice. Anne, RNC
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    New LVN Grad not feeling ready.

    I definitely understand! I felt that way after starting my first LPN job. My preceptor explained to me that I would learn more during my first year as a nurse than I did during school. I tried to not panic and take each shift as it came - I was still nervous but that did help me quite a bit. It is unnerving to get out on the floor after graduation but please keep in mind that you are not alone having that fear! Good luck! Anne, RNC
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    Narcotic restriction

    Hi - not sure what specific restrictions you may get but in Louisiana ours were - No night shifts, no OT No ER, ICU, no OR / PACU, no charge No narcs Can't be the only nurse on a unit No home health or agency work. I hope this helps you a little. Anne, RNC
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    Death and Repossession

    Oh dear! I am SO very sorry! Please know you and your family will be in my prayers. The loss of my a Dad has been by far the worst. He has been gone almost 3 years - it still feels like such a fresh loss. Sending you hugs!
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    Taxes done.....

    Good job! I've still got a bad taste from the IRS - my Dad passed in 2015 and I received a some money from an IRA and apparentdidnt do the tax withholdings right - so long story short last December I got the dreaded letter from feds and had to make arrangements to to make monthly payments. Yesterday I got the letter from the state guys. Grrr! í ½í¸± Anne, RNC
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    Advice ASAP!

    I live in Louisiana- a refusal is an automatic positive too.
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    New to Recovery program and not good news

    I agree completely! I definetly wouldn't offer them anything like that without knowing u will be positive. Anne, RNC
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    Medication Error

    That's crazy! Like others have said - if someone says they haven't made a med error most likely they aren't being honest. Try not to be too hard on yourself - it didn't harm the patient, right? Try not to beat yourself up about the error. As long as you are able to learn from the error that's a biggie. As long as the patient's ok and you report your med error when it happens and not try to cover it up - seems like they wouldn't be too hard on you. Anne, RNC
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    Diversion of lasix

    One of the residents at our local teaching hospital got caught with Toradol - I forget the details but she got busted for Medicare fraud - ordered it for a patient and Medicare pd for it - that was the first time I knew someone getting caught for non-narcotics. Anne, RNC
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    Diverted in a state while Traveling

    Hi Kammi! Just wanted to see how everything was going - thinking about u! Anne, RNC
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    Help my wife got caught diverting

    That's how it is here in La too.
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    Diverted in a state while Traveling

    Hi Kammi! Mu hubby and I are both RNs in La and have been through the RNP here - we both started our program in 99 - we had previously worked at the same facility years before we entered the RNP and started dating after we finished our programs. i have a friend that was diverting while working agency and I'm hoping she can give me a little info that may give u a few ideas. i know that when I was in the program Louisiana was a lot more "friendly" than some other states - please let me know how things are going - if I can give u info at all I'll be glad to. Hang in there! Anne, RNC
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    Paying to travel to other hospitals

    My thought exactly!
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    Need to Find an Alcohol Detox/Recovery Center

    I don't know if this will help you or your friend at all but I can share this with you. When I found out I was going to rehab I had just lost my job and with that I lost my health insurance - I had NOTHING put aside to pay for inpatient treatment. I found out the only place I would be able to go was our state hospital - they had inpatient treatment that was automatically 28 plus days. I was terrified due to some of the stories I had heard. I was there 29 days, and going there was one of the best decisions I could have made. When my mom arrived to pick me up and head back home the business office staff told me I had no bill to pay at all - I was very surprised - Mom and I both expected to be paying a large bill. This was in 1999, and i'm still thankful for that hospital- I have other colleagues who went to other facilities around the state, and some of them found out they would be paying for their treatment for years - some of those went to the "country club" type - I think that facility kind of scared the crap out of me at first and that's probably one reason I am still clean and sober today. Hope this may help even a little - Anne, RNC
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    Worst/Best thing a nursing instructor ever said to you?

    Walked in to my interview with the Dean. Didn't have time to give her my packet and letters of reference. She said "Honey, I don't think u have what it takes to be a nurse." I was broken hearted! Picked myself up and applied at the nursing school about 30 minutes away. Got accepted and started the next quarter. Fast forward about 10 years - I'm working as a charge nurse on a busy med -surf unit. A new pt comes in - the same dean that didn't think I had what it took. She kept asking me questions about who my parents were,where I was from, where did I go to nursing school. I told her which nursing school I went to - she asked why I didn't apply to her school. - I finally told her I did try but I was told I didn't have what it took to be a nurse. Her mouth dropped open - I was finished giving her IV meds and walked out, giving her a smile, asking if she needed anything. Her doc came on rounds - he came out of her room and asked for the charge nurse. I told him that was me - he had this smile on his face and told me his pt wanted a different nurse. He said when she told him that I was an excellent nurse and I had even taken care of him before. I explained - he just laughed and laughed. The MD that was taking care of her that day had been one of the references I had in my application packet that day. Anne,RNC
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    75 Q's Today... Feel Crushed.

    Awesome news!! Congratulations! Anne, RNC