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KCMnurse has 37 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in Educator.

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  1. KCMnurse

    Racial Refusals In Nursing

    Haven't checked in to AN for a while but the resurrection of this 2014 post peaked my interest. As a black nurse, I have had my fair share of racial refusals. As a younger nurse I was often re-assigned to accomodate the patient's request, but as I got more confident in my skills I had (and have) no problem infomring my patient that unfortunatley patients do not get to select their caregivers at this facility. They are of course welcome to go elsewhere for their care. It's 2020 and we are still dealing with this same @#$%
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    Terminated the third week into my orientation

    This early in your career you have time to forget this unfortunate adventure and start over. You may well have to suck up the hour-long commute for the time being and take a job at the other hospital. Work on being the best nurse you can be and hopefully, you can reapply in a year or so with stellar references. I wish you the best.
  3. KCMnurse

    Coronavirus and Supply Shortages

    I hope it doesn't come to this. But it shines a light on the reality of many working Americans who do not have the luxury of paid time off. They are going to continue to work because they also need to eat.
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    HR wants meeting or report me to BON

    Just because they say they are reporting you to the BON does not mean that they will.
  5. KCMnurse

    Missed check in with affinity with selection

    Just wow! If this is the first time you missed, fight this tooth and nail. At this point, you really have nothing left to lose. I am praying the supervisor has a heart and shows you some mercy.
  6. Try an online educator at an accredited school. They do not work fixed hours and you will be able to work it around your current schedule.
  7. KCMnurse

    Medical exemption for nighttime capstone shift

    You are dealing with a problem that many parents face during school and into their careers. If you think that your medical exemption will fly give it a shot. This is only short-term (during your capstone) so perhaps you can pay someone to come to your home and stay with the kids during this rotation. Nursing is a 24/7 gig and if you haven't figured out reliable child care already you will have to face this problem again and again. Most places work 12-hour shifts, so this is going to be an issue.
  8. KCMnurse

    NY- Am I in the clear?

    Sounds like you are good to go! You should also receive notification in the mail along with your license. You can also call the BON to verify your license.
  9. KCMnurse

    HR wants meeting or report me to BON

    Hang in there - work your new job like a pro. The wheels of the BON turn slowly and there is always the chance that your old employer will not report at all. They may not want the BON sniffing around their mess. I am sorry that you have to go through this - but it will pass.
  10. KCMnurse

    HR wants meeting or report me to BON

    I am assuming that you reached out to your employer to schedule a meeting? Did you do so in writing (email)? If so and they have not responded - I would let sleeping dogs lie. If you have already secured alternative employment I suggest you keep your head down, stash your coins just in case, and pray this all goes away. They are required to report to the BON if you are terminated (depending on your state) but what exactly is the charge? If you did not submit to any type of testing then time is on your side. The situation stinks!
  11. KCMnurse

    Suspended imprisonment order

    I am not in Australia, and not qualified to give legal advice. If this is true sounds like you need a lawyer and prayers...
  12. Usually, the BON asks if you have EVER been convicted, plead guilty etc.. You need to answer exactly as asked or you may run into problems if the BON finds out something that you failed to disclose on your application. As this occurred before your nursing career started they may have mercy on you. Just make sure that you have all your supporting documents ready should the Board request them.
  13. KCMnurse

    HPRP Evaluation/ what do they ask?

    Most employers will only say if you worked there and if you are eligible for rehire. No specifics and you may not even have to use them as a reference. Admit nothing and keep looking for a new job.
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    What to do about DNP and flu shot?

    As you have managed to get this far in your career without taking the 'flu shot I suppose it is possible for you to continue without it. I would, however, caution that it is quite possible that you will be refused acceptance to clinical sites that have the right to mandate that all their staff are vaccinated. If you have a religious or medical reason for an exemption that might help your cause.
  15. KCMnurse

    Nursing Home Resident Taunted by CNAs

    Where can I submit my application? This place sounds perfect...
  16. KCMnurse

    If BON protects the PUBLIC, who protects the NURSES?

    The Board of Nursing's reason for existence is to protect the public period. That is why nurses learn early about defensive documentation, CYA, and liability insurance to protect their license and livelihood.