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southern rn has 19 years experience.

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    Help please! I'm in serious trouble

    TRY TO CHECK INTO OBTAINING MALPRACTICE INSURANCE ASAP. IM NOT SURE IF THERE IS A WAITING PERIOD OR NOT. THE COVERAGE WOULD HELP PAY THE COSTS FOR AN ATTORNEY IF YOU ARE REPORTED TO THE BOARD.YOU CANT OBTAIN IT AFTER THE FACT. SORRY FOR THE ALL CAPS IM AT WORK AND HAVE TO USE THEM ALL THE TIME.
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    Paid minimum wage for quitting

    obtain nursing malpractice insurance immediately. see if you can do a free initial consult with a lawyer who is familiar with nursing board regulations,even if its a phone or email interview.Go have a hair follicle drug tested completed. I know you might not thing you need it but believe me,if you get reported to the board you will need it.
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    Help! Hospice RN under investigation for diversion

    does the letter from the board have stipulations for you to be evaluated as a condition to unsuspending your license? even if it doesn't, go have a hair follicle drug test done as soon as possible.it will go back at least 3 months,longer if you have long hair.it will help disprove any idea they are trying to suggest that you took meds.this is very important. I know you're not guilty,but tread very very carefully. I know you talked to a lawyer but make sure your lawyer is very very familiar with bon proceedings; keep in mind with the bon they will try to make you prove your innocence instead of them proving your guilt.
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    Age vs Years Nursing

    50 in July.RN x 30 years
  5. southern rn

    Living as an older individual with comorbidities

    I'm in NE Tennessee to.The winters are generally fairly mild will usually a handful or so of actual snowstorms.
  6. southern rn

    Accused of diverting non narcotics

    he was basically useless. I had a hard time even finding one,the first four I contacted declined because they had a prior relationship with the facility.I signed an order of agreement. it was either that and agree to their terms or appear in front of the board.I'm now trying to get a non nursing job.cant do an evaluation or testing with no job or money..especially in the middle of a pandemic.after I start working again I have to decide if I'm going to enter their monitoring program.I guess there is a chance they could say im fine and dont need to be in a program with monitoring,but I'm certainly not holding out hope on that after everything that has happened. I guess I need to decide if nursing is worth the expense and trauma of doing all this.at this time im not sure its worth it.
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    Accused of diverting non narcotics

    that's just it....I dont know what to do at the age of 50 with no nursing license..or I guess suspended till I'm evaluated and jump thru the hoops? I'm thinking of applying at a plasma center and at a call center that does medical related calls but is lay people so no.license.at least if I'm hired that is income while this is sorted....and then depending on if my current employer is willing to keep me on I'll look for employers that are sympathetic to people in the tnpap program..if anyone has suggestions or a list I'd love to see it
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    Accused of diverting non narcotics

    well my lawyer received a reply from the bon yesterday.they are suspending my license and requesting a tnpap evaluation with 3 years of probation. I have till march 9 to reply.i dont even know what to do anymore, I feel so lost.i dont know how to proceed.does this mean I can work till march 9 or does this mean my license is now suspended? I didn't do anything, not that it matters anymore, and I'm not sure why I would have to be in a monitoring program for non narcotic medications?? I feel like my life is over.im too old to bounce back from this.
  9. southern rn

    Accused of diverting non narcotics

    the only thing that was said between me and the investigator was me her returning her call and me verifying I had a complaint and I told her I was going to get a lawyer.I am not admitting anything but like I said I'm not sure it's going to matter.its going to end up being a he said she said type of thing and honestly I look guilty but I'm not.I did talk to an attorney today and he is going to contact her.what I would like is input from anyone that has been through this.what happened when you met with the investigator, and what happened from there?does she present it to the board, files a claim, what? what are the steps in this process?I am so overwhelmed I would just like to help prepare myself for what is to come.
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    Accused of diverting non narcotics

    Recently accused of diverting non narcotics ( muscle relaxers, also couple other meds were listed..toradol, lidocaine). Bon investigator called me and wants to meet.I have contacted a lawyer. Don't want legal just would like to know if anyone has dealt with anything similar and also if anyone could tell me what to expect as far as the process of an investigation, the steps it goes thru or what I may expect.overwhelmed atm and about to seriously have a breakdown over all this.
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    right med, right dose, wrong route... ouchhhh

    I would ask to speak with the ER director to ensure this is a teaching opportunity for those involved, and I absolutely would not pay the hospital bill for the sequelae of events this caused.
  12. southern rn

    Not given hours

    Yeah, you do need to talk to HR.If you have insurance or benefits lots of times those are based on the fact you work a minimum amount of hours per week, plus the fact your premiums can't be deducted you didn't work.
  13. southern rn

    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    I have a friend/coworker who had a family member die at Vnderbilt.Without going into any details let's just say she wasn't surprised to here this story.She is convinced her family member died due to negligence.
  14. southern rn

    Need help from anyone crafty

    Not dance related, but are they too old for play-dough? Super easy to make and fun.Me and my GD just made some for her gift exchange, I included the printed recipe from pinterest and one of those disposable plastic tablecloths from the dollar store in case the parent was worried about messes. We put it all in a decorated shoebox
  15. AN member since 1993, RN since 1990.Biggest accomplishment is sticking with nursing for this long!
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    TN Compensation and Conditions

    TN is a right to work state.