Ultimately, because she was my foster daughter I was responsible for her safety whether we had nursing coverage or not, which is why when we caught her sleeping the initial time we became more vigilant with our spot checks the following nights. I do believe in first chances, and even second chances in some instances, and therefore I felt compelled to allow her to come back. As I've very honestly said, I've dozed off on night shift before. Not laid out, but I recall my eyes getting heavy, reminding myself I needed to walk and opening my eyes 6 minutes later and I knew I had dozed off. For SIX WHOLE MINUTES! Unacceptable!!!! It happened and I am not proud. I went into that shift well rested, I drank coffee before and during the first half, I had busy work, I was in a well-lit area, everything... and it happened. So, I can't, in good conscience, hold someone to a higher standard than I hold myself knowing I've made mistakes. I had a second chance. I re-evaluated how I worked at night to ensure that I never dozed off again. I learned from my mistake, and thank God, no one was ever harmed. I wanted to offer that same chance to her to become a better person, a more proficient nurse, and/or learn that nights does not really work for her. Meanwhile, we were hyper vigilant in the following nights to ensure our child's safety. Does that make sense? We misjudged her. Plain and simple, and I am thankful nothing bad happened. And yes, I would've felt responsible if something happened on her shift, but I would've felt responsible should anything had happened on anyone's shift.