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rn1965

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    rn1965 reacted to Wuzzie in I was slapped by a patient   
    You need to report this and file a police report NOW!
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    rn1965 reacted to NurseNrse2u88, ADN in NCLEX in March, CA results   
    The results came on Tuesday I passed! Thanks 
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    rn1965 reacted to hppygr8ful in South Florida Shuffle   
    If you knowing participate in fraud - by action or omission of action you can be arrested, tried an convicted of fraud which is a crime of moral turpitude. Such crimes can cause you to lose your license and result in prison time. If you feel you are being asked to participate in fraud you should quit.
    Hppy
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    rn1965 reacted to OldDude in Student sues Health Dept. (2nd verse, same as the first)   
    aborted fetuses...got it. 👍
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    rn1965 got a reaction from Wizard 1 in False positive/postive confirmed??   
    Oh man, I would have been so angry.  Good for you, that you stuck with it!  So happy it turned out in your favor.  
    That must have been such a roller coaster, that close to the end!
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    rn1965 got a reaction from Daisy4RN in 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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    rn1965 got a reaction from ruby_jane, BSN, RN in Nurses being reported on their spare time?   
    Do not speak to anyone at your job regarding this.  Consult an attorney, just in case the ER nurses and MD decide to report it, as they have the right to.
    Next, dump that friend.  No true friend would purposely put your professional license in jeopardy.
    Good luck to you!
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    rn1965 got a reaction from Luchador, CNA, EMT-B in 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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    rn1965 got a reaction from Daisy4RN in 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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    rn1965 got a reaction from Luchador, CNA, EMT-B in 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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    rn1965 reacted to Cowboyardee in Interesting case of the spilled pills   
    Agreed with Jed. The BON was in the right. 'Just following orders' isn't an adequate defense when those orders are obviously unethical. 
    It would have been a more interesting and ambiguous case if the pills had been temporarily irreplaceable rather than merely expensive, which would have made the choice between giving possibly contaminated medicine and not giving medicine at all. 
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    rn1965 reacted to chadprepton in Light at the end of the tunnel?   
    You can do it!
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    rn1965 got a reaction from Delcon in 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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    rn1965 got a reaction from Emergent in Why is the general feel to this board that the Board of Nursing is 'out to get' us   
    This is a tricky topic.  For one, yes, the nurses who need the accountability and strict rules can/do (in most cases) benefit. For others, it may be an unwarranted ticket to stress, loss of money, and frustration beyond our imaginations.
    I am an alcoholic, in recovery now for 14 years.  I earned my seat on this ride, and I will do my time with a smile on my face and gratefulness in my heart.  I am allowed to be a nurse again.
    However, as Perse mentioned, there are nurses in monitoring, who are here because of a DUI many moons before being a nurse, and in some cases, before ever going to college.  Even if the cases were sealed, etc, those nurses, wanting to be truthful, mark yes on their initial app, and wham, slapped with 3-5 years of monitoring, the expense of evaluations, pee tests, etc.  I hope there are nurses out there who get the eval and are able to move on, but, most of us do not know of any.  They probably (likely) do not scour these forums for support.
    We have heard stories of nurses falsely accused by a disgruntled ex, or former co-worker.  Not being a party to that persons private life, we can only take what we hear here on face value.  But, those nurses have stated, even without ANY evidence (clean tests, negative evals), they are hit with a monitoring program, because, for lack of a better way to put it, better safe than sorry, in the eyes of BON (or monitoring programs).
    There are those, too, who may have a mental health issue, but are forced into the one size fits all program.  Drug screens, evals, IOP, etc.  
    What most people here are saying, I think, is that the programs are useful and DO protect the public --- WHEN WARRANTED.  But, for those stuck for something that happened waaaayyyy before they donned the white cap, they feel persecuted and punished unfairly.
    We hear of monitored nurses who have vindictive case managers.  Who have had one thing told to them, and turn around to find something totally different is done/required.
    Again, I , myself, earned my seat and I am grateful to be allowed the chance to be a nurse again.  But, I sympathize with those who are thrown in for some past transgression, or who have uncaring case managers, and receive inconsistent communications.
    Just my two cents...
     
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    rn1965 reacted to IrishCMSRN in Reported to NPDB   
    Persephone that made me laugh.  Thanks!  
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    rn1965 reacted to Persephone Paige, ADN in Reported to NPDB   
    I got the letter from the NPDB, but I'm not on the OIG. I think it comes to people who may have had suspensions and now have conditional licenses. It's just nurses who could go full retard, but haven't. 
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    rn1965 got a reaction from Persephone Paige, ADN in 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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    rn1965 reacted to Elaine M in Being investigated for a patient the nurse didn't even treat   
    Well, they can't do anything to the nurse the family talked to since she didn't meet the patient, so I don't think she has too much to worry about.  They're going on with the investigation into the whole incident it sounds like, not that nurse specifically.  Everyone else involved in the actual situation...🤷. I would think about getting a lawyer if I were her though, or if I were one of the nurses more involved.  At least get a consultation, which is usually free.  I would also tell everyone to write down what they remember of the incident as memory gets fuzzy as time goes by.  But don't advertise that as those notes can be subpoenaed I believe, ask the lawyers you're consulting.
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    rn1965 reacted to angeloublue22 in Being investigated for a patient the nurse didn't even treat   
    This is such a weird situation and I just wanted to know if anyone has experienced this before. I can't give a ton of information for privacy sake. I work in a chemical dependency unit. We had a patient who was extremely rude and ended up leaving through a window to buy cigarettes, not mention many other concerning behaviors. We gave him his belongings when we found him on the street and he stated he didn't want to come back. Anyway, his family is very codependent and stated that we gave him pneumonia somehow and they wanted to start an investigation of one of the nurses. the nurse she chose to start an investigation on was the nurse she talked to on the phone the next day who didn't even meet the patient. We all thought, because most of us have been told by irate patients that they will come after use, that it would go no where. Our internal company investigated and found no fault. The nursing board got involved and after they gathered all the information called the nurse and stated that they knew the nurse had nothing to do with the patient but decided to move on with the investigation away? Really? This has taken time from this nurse and stressed her out to no end but they are still going to continue with an investigation? I've never heard of this. 
    I'm trying to tell her to keep her head up and hopefully is will work out but I'm so flabbergasted that they are even pursuing this, I don't know what to say. I did tell her to get a lawyer. 
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    rn1965 reacted to Emergent in Pearson Vue trick - false positive?!   
    I had to wait 6 weeks for my results back in the day. I don't remember worrying at all, l  figured I passed.
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    rn1965 reacted to Daisy4RN in Unvaccinated Boy in Oregon gets Tetanus   
    I hope this does scare people into common sense. This is horrible. And, the parents cleaned and sutured the wound at home, what?!
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    rn1965 reacted to chadprepton in Reported to NPDB   
    Thanks rn1965! I didn’t know that. 
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    rn1965 reacted to PEPPER1 in Light at the end of the tunnel?   
    I stayed out over 10 years revoked in TX  and now live in MS. I am now under 30 days of my 3year contract. Determination gets you through. Congrats it can be done. I haven’t one regret returning to nursing
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    rn1965 got a reaction from Emergent in Why is the general feel to this board that the Board of Nursing is 'out to get' us   
    This is a tricky topic.  For one, yes, the nurses who need the accountability and strict rules can/do (in most cases) benefit. For others, it may be an unwarranted ticket to stress, loss of money, and frustration beyond our imaginations.
    I am an alcoholic, in recovery now for 14 years.  I earned my seat on this ride, and I will do my time with a smile on my face and gratefulness in my heart.  I am allowed to be a nurse again.
    However, as Perse mentioned, there are nurses in monitoring, who are here because of a DUI many moons before being a nurse, and in some cases, before ever going to college.  Even if the cases were sealed, etc, those nurses, wanting to be truthful, mark yes on their initial app, and wham, slapped with 3-5 years of monitoring, the expense of evaluations, pee tests, etc.  I hope there are nurses out there who get the eval and are able to move on, but, most of us do not know of any.  They probably (likely) do not scour these forums for support.
    We have heard stories of nurses falsely accused by a disgruntled ex, or former co-worker.  Not being a party to that persons private life, we can only take what we hear here on face value.  But, those nurses have stated, even without ANY evidence (clean tests, negative evals), they are hit with a monitoring program, because, for lack of a better way to put it, better safe than sorry, in the eyes of BON (or monitoring programs).
    There are those, too, who may have a mental health issue, but are forced into the one size fits all program.  Drug screens, evals, IOP, etc.  
    What most people here are saying, I think, is that the programs are useful and DO protect the public --- WHEN WARRANTED.  But, for those stuck for something that happened waaaayyyy before they donned the white cap, they feel persecuted and punished unfairly.
    We hear of monitored nurses who have vindictive case managers.  Who have had one thing told to them, and turn around to find something totally different is done/required.
    Again, I , myself, earned my seat and I am grateful to be allowed the chance to be a nurse again.  But, I sympathize with those who are thrown in for some past transgression, or who have uncaring case managers, and receive inconsistent communications.
    Just my two cents...
     
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    rn1965 got a reaction from Emergent in Why is the general feel to this board that the Board of Nursing is 'out to get' us   
    This is a tricky topic.  For one, yes, the nurses who need the accountability and strict rules can/do (in most cases) benefit. For others, it may be an unwarranted ticket to stress, loss of money, and frustration beyond our imaginations.
    I am an alcoholic, in recovery now for 14 years.  I earned my seat on this ride, and I will do my time with a smile on my face and gratefulness in my heart.  I am allowed to be a nurse again.
    However, as Perse mentioned, there are nurses in monitoring, who are here because of a DUI many moons before being a nurse, and in some cases, before ever going to college.  Even if the cases were sealed, etc, those nurses, wanting to be truthful, mark yes on their initial app, and wham, slapped with 3-5 years of monitoring, the expense of evaluations, pee tests, etc.  I hope there are nurses out there who get the eval and are able to move on, but, most of us do not know of any.  They probably (likely) do not scour these forums for support.
    We have heard stories of nurses falsely accused by a disgruntled ex, or former co-worker.  Not being a party to that persons private life, we can only take what we hear here on face value.  But, those nurses have stated, even without ANY evidence (clean tests, negative evals), they are hit with a monitoring program, because, for lack of a better way to put it, better safe than sorry, in the eyes of BON (or monitoring programs).
    There are those, too, who may have a mental health issue, but are forced into the one size fits all program.  Drug screens, evals, IOP, etc.  
    What most people here are saying, I think, is that the programs are useful and DO protect the public --- WHEN WARRANTED.  But, for those stuck for something that happened waaaayyyy before they donned the white cap, they feel persecuted and punished unfairly.
    We hear of monitored nurses who have vindictive case managers.  Who have had one thing told to them, and turn around to find something totally different is done/required.
    Again, I , myself, earned my seat and I am grateful to be allowed the chance to be a nurse again.  But, I sympathize with those who are thrown in for some past transgression, or who have uncaring case managers, and receive inconsistent communications.
    Just my two cents...
     
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