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  1. rn1965

    Curiosity Killed the Cat and Got 50 Hospital Employees Fired

    Many moons ago, I worked on a women's health unit, inside a large hospital. On our sister unit, L&D, we had a very bad outcome with an older doc, and a stillborn. Many thought it could have been avoided. Our house sup came up and told everyone -- DO NOT LOOK AT ANYTHING. NOT THE STRIPS, NOT THE CHART, NADA, ZIPPO, ZILCH. Well, three nurses thought, "they won't know" and looked through the chart and strips anyway. Fired in less than 12 hours.
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    Interesting case of the spilled pills

    What in the ????? How disgusting. Why would anyone, let alone a nurse or pharmacist, think it would be okay to give ANY PATIENT pills that come out of a DIRTY sharps container?!?!?!
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    Straight A students..

    Man, I feel old. We did not have all the tech available today, when I went through college. I was a Mom and a wife, too, and did it a little at a time. For me, I loved A&P and micro, but HATED chem. I got myself a free tutor, at the local community college for that course. As for the notes, I would take them as we went, and if we had handouts from a powerpoint, or overheads, I would take notes on them. I also, as above poster mentioned, would re-write my notes, sometimes twice. It helped me retain the information. One thing I will mention is that for me, and others in my program, those who had the best grades and did well in school, were those who were really there because they found healthcare and nursing so interesting. They knew what they wanted and went after it. Good luck to you and I wish you the best!
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    grateful but bummed

    Hang in there. Coming out the other end will be worth it. Sending hugs your way!
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    Nursing Board information

    It is my understanding that monitors from the BON read these forums, as well. I for one would not want to divulge too much info. Private messages are probably best, IMO.
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    Things Patients Have Taught Me NOT To Do.

    Never think, that because you were a gymnast in HS, you can jump off the headboard and into a split, on your husbands erect penis. Fun fact- it was their honeymoon! They both ended up in the hospital
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    Light at the end of the tunnel?

    My original license is from another state. I contemplated going back there to do their program, but, honestly, I just cannot see myself in that state. I never liked it! So, I am trying in the state I live in now. I have talked with the BON and they do license RN's previously revoked in another state, but, obviously, I will have to go through their program. I am willing to do so. I do not think it would be any better or worse in my previous state.
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    Light at the end of the tunnel?

    Well, it has been a long road for me. My license was revoked for my failure to complete and comply with the BON confidential alternative program. That was 17 years ago. I moved to a new state, have been clean and sober and decided I want my nursing license back. I have completed my refresher course and now am just waiting on placement for the required clinical hours. I am aware I will be stuck in monitoring land for at least three years, but, I am more than willing to do so. The hoops I have jumped through have been many, but, I am so excited to get on this journey and get this monitoring over with and return to nursing. I have spent hours on these forums reading words of wisdom and hope and elation (when the program is over) and I thank you all. Not going anywhere, just wanted to share my good news! We can do this!!!
  9. I hope I don't find the patient sleeping and the helpful family asking for juice and a sandwich.