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    Very confused at this point!

    OP, now you know why the corrections job pays $19.37 an hour. Terrible hours, rotating shifts, inconsistent days off, working weekends and holidays with unpleasant people. Hey, this sounds like nursing!! I suggest you make a list of pros and cons (pun intended) of staying at your current job for a year and saving money vs switching jobs and going back to school. Also check out starting salary range in your area for new ADN nurses and job availability. It may not be what you think it is. If you are worried about taking college classes, start with one easier pre-requisite class and do it online. You can continue working and see if this is really something you want to do. Ultimately, if you want to go back to school, you will find a way to make it happen. It won't be easy, but what you are doing now isn't either. I wish you well in making your decision
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    Am I wrong from refusing to help a friend?

    Persuasive speech topic suggestions: -The benefits and value of doing your own homework. -why hanging onto friends who are users and manipulators is a bad choice -it is okay to refuse to "help" a friend -a friend in need is sometimes just a user Agree that you should not reply.
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    Falsely accused of med diversion

    That's scary! I hope they paid you for the rest of the shift.
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    Should I not look back at nursing ever again?

    We only heard one side of the story. I believe some people fail clinical, not because their instructor doesn't do their part trying to teach them, but in some cases because the student isn't progressing or never will. Just because a person got into nursing school doesn't mean they will graduated or even should be in nursing school. Your signature suggests you are an NP. If so, did everyone in your program really belong in the program? Did everyone pass, including boards, the first time? OP, I'm not saying you should have failed clinical. You could have gotten a raw deal. I don't know both sides of the story but they offered you a second chance. Many times they won't do this if they feel there is no hope. I've known several people who failed clinical only to go back and do fine. Then there are those who don't. I guess your answer lies in the question, do you want to be a nurse?
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    Death by schedule

    OP, is this a schedule that continues to rotate like this (work 5 off 1)? If so, I hope you are hourly and they don't forget to pay you time and a half for anything over 40 hours per week. I believe this kind of schedule is legal but is certainly not conducive to staff retention or job satisfaction. You can look for another job but make sure you clarify what the working hours will be before you sign on the dotted line. Good luck!
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    Might be but from previous posts, he's not a nurse.
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    How to handle Nursing school.

    Agreed! Some people are not going to be successful in college or a career that they may dream about doing because they truly do not have the skills necessary to achieve that dream. I would love to be a singer who travels the world (even as backup to a big name) but the fact that I have a horrible voice will hinder me no matter how hard I try or what kind of grades I make in music theory and piano. Someone with an intellectual disability may struggle with specific skills--and I'm not talking about a learning disability. A person with an IQ of 45 will likely need help with daily living skills so there will be people limited as to what they can achieve based on their intellect. OP, I would like to add that there are honestly some people who should not be nurses. These people usually wean themselves out (either fail or drop out) but some do occasionally slip through.
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    Things you wish someone told you...

    Only floated to the ER but I wish I had known that 1. I would see many things that no one who is not a nurse would believe. 2. Foreign objects seem to end up in strange places. 3. Humans do some nasty things to each other. 4. Granny dump always happens around major holidays and family vacations. 5. People may not always tell the truth.
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    Am I wrong from refusing to help a friend?

    OP-your friend is taking a course you have not taken but expects you to drop everything and give her free tutoring? Some friendship. For those family members and friends who think you should neglect your studies and help her--let them help her. Most colleges offer help or tutoring by people who actually know something about the course. I say tell the friend to contact someone who can really help her. In the meantime, just because she wants to be a PT doesn't mean she will. You are not making her fail. She's doing a good job of that on her own. If she continues to bug you, block her calls and ignore her texts. Friendships change when you become an adult and sometimes you no longer have common goals or interests. You are an adult so do not feel bad about saying no to things you don't want to do.
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    Can a nurse be Disciplined in every state

    I think part of the issue with this would be whether you hold an active license in a state or try to reinstate an expired license. For example, if I hold an active license in Michigan, but my New York and Pennsylvania license have lapsed, I do not believe Pennsylvania or New York would bring charges or discipline the nurse UNLESS they apply for reinstatement of their inactive license. Then I definitely think they would review the charges in the current state and act according to their guidelines and nurse practice act in each state. Any current license held or application for a new license in any of the 50 states would be scrutinized for discipline or stipulations including work restrictions up to revocation. Charges in any state can cause issues with a license in another. Even charges from the past, prior to obtaining initial licensure can come back to haunt you.
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    Confused and needing advise

    Unless you are independently wealthy, I'm not sure how you plan to volunteer and travel. Get a few years of experience, some money put aside, then go do those things you want to do at age 25 with 3 years of experience. You can still be adventurous, fearless, and selfless with a steady income at your dream job. Twenty-five is certainly not over the hill. Get some experience and leave on good terms so you can be eligible for rehire. Or do some of those things during PTO time and keep your job. Many of my coworkers go on medical mission trips, cut their hours and work part of the summer at special needs camps, or volunteer with agencies like the Red Cross. Good luck in your career!
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    Nurses with Contracts

    You've been a nurse for 6 months. The reason your current employer had you sign a contract with a penalty is twofold. First, they are investing a lot of money in you to train you and have you suddenly leave. Second, a contract with a large payback will make you think twice about leaving. Six months into your first job is nothing. They want their investment in you back. If you want the other job, take it. Be aware that the new job may have as many pitfalls as the old one and less resources. You will be the clinical coordinator which could put you in a management position with relatively little nursing experience. Your new employer likely won't care about the contract. That falls on you to pay off. Your old employer probably will not hire you back because you are a proven risk to leave. Tell them the truth. You found a position that better fits your needs and goals. Just make sure you really have the new job before you quit the old one.
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    Bleeding Tumor

    Actually, it's not better to ask nurses than doctors about a specific health issue for your wife. Per terms of service, we cannot give medical advice. It sounds like you care very much for her. Seek advice from the medical professionals who know her and can give you specific advice. Good luck to you both.
  14. Definitely more to this story. OP was terminated and found guilty by the board for unsafe nursing practice 2 years ago as a new grad according to the story. Was the OP still in orientation? How late were these meds and what exactly were they? And is the OP still in contact with the "x-employer" who tells her they can't understand why she cannot get a job? If so, why? Something more serious than late meds must have happened for the former employer to not only fire, but report the termination to the board of nursing. I've seen plenty new employees be told that it isn't working out or that they are terminated, but not one of them was reported to the board. OP, if you are indeed a new nurse who has a restricted license, finding a job will not be easy. What have you done to resolve the issue regarding medication administration and time management? Have you taken any remedial courses or sought CEUs or coaching? A future employer is going to look at what you have done to correct the problem before they even consider hiring you. Whether you were the scapegoat or a real problem, the ball is in your court to prove this kind of issue will be a non-issue for a new employer. I wish you luck.
  15. enuf_already

    How long did it take you to take the nclex?

    Took me 2 days--6 hours each day. (2 hours for each of the 3 subjects for the day). Every question on the paper was answered with a #2 pencil. Then after 2 days of testing, I drove home 2.5 hours from the only testing site for the state. Waited 10 weeks for results. Did not use any test material because I didn't know about any study material. No such thing as a computer to test or receive results. February 1981. Good luck on boards. It's not the amount of time or the number of questions that make you a nurse. Take your time. Read the question thoroughly. Do your best!
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    I say unless she can give you the actual patient's name or medical record number to verify, it is a non-issue. I might be bold enough to tell her that next time she decides to critique documentation, she needs to make sure she has her facts and patients straight.