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  1. That's AWESOME. So glad to hear it worked out for you. I agree dealing with mom/baby is definitely better on the other side of the labor/delivery process ;-)
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    Explaining withdrawal

    I understand you were advised to discuss it, but I agree with Soprano that if the statement is supposed to be about why you want to attend that program I don't think I would bring attention to the WDs until it came up. Alternatively, if you feel the need to then I would perhaps include it minimally and just be direct and honest and state what you have learned or how you have changed in an effort to explain why this would not be an issue moving forward. Your school charges you with a withdrawal during the add/drop period? I realize all schools are different, but I've never seen that before personally. That's crazy to me. If you changed a class during the time it was allowed which is the same time people can still enroll late, etc that should not constitute a withdrawal. That's tough. In any event I would definitely focus more attention on why you want to attend and just make the withdrawal section short and sweet with an emphasis on how you've grown since. Regarding the WDs themselves I'm sure that they would look for accountability and personal growth. Hope it all works out for you!
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    Nurse Substitute

    I don't know how much this will help, but I have a friend that did this for one school year. It was all over the board. Sometimes she would know she was working certain days to cover days off, etc. Sometimes she was called the night before, sometimes morning of depending on when someone called out sick. It was really hard to predict. It is similar to a substitute teacher. She did have the option to decline, but that was frowned upon. It was too unpredictable for her so she only did it the one year. I would ask the person hiring you to outline more information about the requirements of the position and ask how many hours this position usually averages based on the previous two or three school years, etc. Again, not sure how helpful that was, but good luck to you :-)
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    That person

    My husband is hospitalized frequently and it is usually he that "outs" me or it just comes out because I know someone or they remember from a previous visit. I have not ever pushed it on anyone nor do I try to use to intimidate or get preferential treatment. If anything I try to make it easier on the nurse on shift by doing his showers or bed baths, changing the linens, etc. I think so long as it is handled in a way of showing respect to a fellow colleague there shouldn't be any issue.
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    Rant and insecurities.

    I still remember my orientation for nursing school when the program director said that "many of you have been straight A students and as nursing students you will become B/C students because you will have to learn to think completely different then you ever had to before." It's very true. Memorizing and retaining information is only half the battle to a nursing exam because it is applying that information that you are tested on. Many exam questions are subjective because all of the choices may be correct, but it's about which is the first priority, etc. Do not think that you are inadequate, you are learning a new way of thinking. Like another poster stated, the fact that you are this concerned means the world. You are going to make mistakes and have "aha" moments two days later, lol, it happens. You're learning more each week and the further along you get the more confident you will become. The same will happen when you get your first job as a new grad and over time things will become second nature. Please do not equivocate your worth or adequacy with the fact you cannot maintain a 4.0 in nursing school. It is a different world from traditional classes. It definitely can be a shock to the system/ego, but with time you will learn to think more like a nurse and as you do the exams will get easier. Good luck to you!
  6. It truly just comes down to what your HR Dept decides at that time. I've seen people leave 6 months in and not have to pay back a dime and others leave at a year and have to pay back their prorated amount. I believe when the time comes if the hospital has a need in the area you want to transfer to the will probably strike a deal with you. While they will have to invest in more training for you, at least you would be staying with the facility. With that being said, L&D is not always an easy transition as a new grad and it can take a year or two to truly feel comfortable with your skills/nursing judgment no matter where you work. I would see how you feel when you reach a year in and if you still feel like you need the change have a discussion with HR. I would be surprised if they didn't try to work something out with you, especially if you're willing to reimburse them if they require it. Good luck to you!
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    6 years clean and terrified in Delaware

    There are things such as the hand sanitizer that can cause false positives and many unreliabilities with this test that are coming to light. There is a SAMHSA bulletin regarding this and many studies in place regarding different issues that have risen. Contact your state's Bar Association for assistance in locating a lawyer if they indeed try to take further action on your license. Congratulations on turning your life around and I sincerely hope you are able to resolve this situation!