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  1. I don't know what you did " wrong" either. Your nurse manager or administrator must have issues re; this. One would have to be pretty cold not to soothe a child patient . Very odd. What does your Union say ?
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    I stand corrected ....,reckless homicide. That said, my views on this matter have not changed.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    True being charged is different than being convicted however I can see where to many on a case like this where it could mean the same. Like it or not, people judge us especially when something goes amiss. I too always followed the 5 rights yet there is always room for a mistake especially now with the newer medication systems . I still say discipline yes of course but murder no.
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    I still do not believe that she should be charged with reckless homicide. An unfortunate error. It doesn't mattet if she's a BScN it happens. This needs to be dealt with but not reckless homicide as she was neither drunk nor on drugs at the time of this incident. A horrible mistake
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    Nurse Charged With Homicide

    Any nurse who says she's never made a med error is lying. We've all heard this. Its unfortunate that this happened however I cannot see any malice . It was a tragic mistake and no i do not think that she should be charged with homicide and or if this is the only flaw against her then her College should look to help her not punish her
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    Is this a breach of confidentiality?

    No, you didn't share any personal information regarding the other patient .
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    Workplace Harassment forced me to resign

    I know, I too loved my job and left work because of stress r/t pressure at work. Harrassment from management got yo the point that I did have a break down . Still I would never change my profession. Get a lawyer and have your union behind you . good luck .
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    42 Years Old - Is it too late to become a nurse?

    It is not too late to become a Nurse if this is your passion. I enrolled in the three year nursing program at 40 after a life change and raised two young daughters . I loved my nursing and had a great career , my daughters say I inspired them to seek higher education ( this makes me proud) Trust me, there is nothing more rewarding I don't think than being a Nurse . It's something you not only love but fall in love with if that's possible . Wishing you all the best if this be your choice of profession. RC
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    Being Treated Poorly by an RN

    Well good , you're. CNA and obviously the only one who knew how to turn off that light , I wouldn't read too much into it. She probably mentioned your designation so all present would know you belonged there. .
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    Gossip Girls... (And boys)

    Gossiping is a form of violence. I had worked with a few nurses in a small unit where not only the nurses gossiped but the manager as well A very unhealthy situation . If you like your job ( other than these few nurses) and you can tolerate their lack of respect for you and others then you have a decision to make If it's to the point where it effects your well-being them perhaps it's time to move on. I eventually did . Good luck with whatever you decide
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    Overweight RN talked about

    most of us do tend to look when someone is too heavy or too skinny , whatever. However, that said, everyone apparently noticed this RN that particular day and you witnessed a few staff being rude. How sad for them .
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    No call no show, and feeling terrible about it!

    It's done, it happens , it's a learning experience. I can't imagine why you would want to give up nursing because of this. It sounds as if you might have a little self esteem issue thinking so harshly of yourself over this lack of communication and that's what it was . From now on,no matter where you are employed you'll need to familiarize yourself with that institutions procedures.re; scheduling. You will make other mistakes ,we all have, recognize them and be accountable. Hey, have a great career . Marg,RN
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    Abandonment if I don't pick up over time shifts??

    This is management bullying and she has no grounds with to attack your nursing licence. I agree,gather all of your information and keep it for further reference or present it to her. Have union with you as she sounds a tad unsure of her position ?
  14. In my years of working in LTC I have observed the behavior of families . I feel there are three types: 1) the bullies , take care of my person or else 2) the ones that sweeten up the staff with cookies and 3) the always there to help. Being a RN supervisor I've had the opportunity to get to know these people and yes, many do have worries . Is this because they no longer trust ? Bad things happen yes family involvement is great but on a positive outlook .How can we as Nurses make families feel less worried and have faith in us ?
  15. I was referring to zcountrymommas story about the nurse who is involved in everything to do right. I said I understand.
  16. I'm sorry really