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Posts Tagged ‘Weaknesses’

Seasoned with Sage

I understand those of you who are worried about losing your license after a conviction-and wondering about how to appeal the board of nursing. I know what it is like to worry for months and months, because there are no clear cut answers out there.

I am an RN who has been licensed since 1990. In 2008 I got arrested for petite theft, a Class 2 [...]
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Rookie Wit & Wisdom

I am a second career nurse—53 years old and a new grad.

I landed a job at a teaching hospital because I love to learn and felt it would be a good place for me. But I feel like I have bitten off more than I can chew.

Every day I make at least one mistake. I’ve already made two medication errors which resulted in my having [...]
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Seasoned with Sage

Nurse X was the most clever nurse I've ever met. She used to work in a New York hospital, a real big trauma hospital, in the ER. Working with her was almost always an education, as she was always up to date with the latest techniques/procedures and was always happy to lend a hand. Then the incident happened.Mr. Smith was a student at a boarding [...]
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Provocative Topics
The path to recovery for nurse addicts.

Addiction: it’s a moral issue, right? Whoever starts abusing a drug is a bad person, making a bad choice, and should be punished. At the very least, they should be able to quit on the spot.

But it’s not that simple. According to Dr. Linda Barile, APRN, and advocate for nurses who are addicts, we need to stop blaming them and instead support them through recovery.

Here [...]
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