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    Who Did NOT Do a Year of Med Surg?

    I agree , I started on med -surg and still work on med -surg. I would advise that new grad should go for the specialities they want .
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    Per diem as a new grad

    Check your local job posting in your area to see their requirements. In my area , at least 2 years of experience is required for per diem positions. Also check the minimum required hours required by the facility to make sure that it does not clash with your full time job. In my area, facilities are limiting their per diem positions because they found that their per diem staff were not picking up enough hours. Even though you are per diem, some facilities may require you to complete their yearly competencies and attend staff meetings.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Re read my post again, I said she was deemed prudent BY THE FACILITY. Every facility has different standards.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    The nurse was considered to be prudent nurse by her facility since they made her a resource nurse and also a preceptor.I agree with you on the last part that we need to hear from the orientee because somethings does not seem right.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Yikes, that provides more insights in the situation. Apparently the primary nurse of the patient was also covering for somebody else which is why she sought out help from the resource nurse. So they probably have staffing issues if they have the resource nurse covering multiples areas, she was probably overwhelmed, running around and not thinking properly as she was performing her nursing duties.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    You did not answer my question, I'm not trying to deter from the original case, because the nurse in question is an ICU nurse. I'm not an ICU nurse, therefore I would not administer ICU medications under normal circumstances especially in this case. It's also part of the unit policy not administer those type on my floor unless it was an emergent situation.
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    2 full-time jobs?

    I would highly advise you look for a cheaper route. Either cheaper BSN or ADN program. If you have trouble getting into those schools then you can look at the LPN route and start from there. Have you looked at the wages that new graduate nurses make?
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    2 full-time jobs?

    I’m not sure you would be able to 2 full time jobs as a new nurse. As a new nurse you will require extensive orientation . Also hospitals offer new grad residency which may also require some time out of your normal work schedule. I would advise you to do one full time job, get some experience and then pick a second prn job somewhere else. Prn tends to pay more than full time.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    I read the report and I still stand by my points. The nurse was negligenent , no doubt, but there is also systematic problems that worsened the situation. The nurse should definitely be disciplined by the board of nursing, but charging her with criminal charges is just too much.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    I look up medication before I administer them especially one thats I'm not so familiar with. Plus I would not work in any area that I do not recieve proper adequate training to work. From what I have witnessed, a float pool nurse is suppose to have adequate training/ work experience in the areas they are being pulled to work.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    No do you have the link? Speaking of the physician, was the original order of versed , even appropriate for the patient and situation?
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    I understand that which is why I left the nurse out of the question. I understand that we are discussing about this nurse, but this incident has also highlighted a myriad of other issues.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Your sentiments are neither rash or dramatic. They are very valid points and situations like these, can sometimes cause one to second guess their career choice. Not only has her professional profile been tarnished , her personal life is also being destroyed especially with this reckless homicide charges being placed on her record.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    I have a question, at Vanderbilt, can a resource float/helping hands nurse from one specialty be floated to another speciality? If so, doesn't that jeopardize patient safety?
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Of course not. I don't think you understand my point. Apparently this nurse was serving as a resource nurse. For example, if you are a medical surgical nurse, and you were pulled to the ICU as a resource nurse/helping hands and a physician ordered an ICU medication that was appropriate but you never received training for it, would you administer the medication?
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