Ey there folks...i have a question for seasoned dialysis nurses...i have 7 years experience as an LpN--4 of them in Med-Surge...i obtained my temp RN in Alaska last december nearly a tear ago( understand in Alaska, a temporary RN has NO restrictions...you are not a GN, but an RN)
I took and passed RN boards in April of this year. I have been employed as a Dialysis RN for a very large dialysis company since then...
Im being told that i cant be left alone (need to have another RN in the building) until i have a full year of RN experience from the time i was given my permanent RN license, not December when the state of AK allowed me to practice with a temp license...ive talked to several friends in other states, and they tell me that it sounds like a power play for the people that have been there longer to stay charge nurse....its hard to get the respect of the techs when they keep circumventing me on the floor, and running to whoever os "charge" that day...i pass meds, put in orders, can run shift etc
Have any if you encountered this in your facility?? And have you seen an RN with under a year experience be left alone as the only RN in the building?? I have looked at the CMS regs and cannot find anything in stone. Serious answers and advice only:). Thanks