Fri 9 Jan, 2009 05:10 pm
I'M STRESSING OUT!! ANY HELP??
HI? IM AN RN AND HAVE BEEN WORKING IN A HOSPITAL FOR SOME TIME IN THE PAST. ONE DAY IT ALL ENDED, I HAD GOTTEN CALLED INTO MY MG OFFICE FOR A SUSPENSION, THEN LATER A TERMINATION. APPARENTLY THERE WAS A PROBLEM WITH MY DOCUMENTATION, SUCH AS NO PAIN SCALE USED WHEN GIVING PAIN MEDS, ONCE OR TWICE I GAVE A BENZO INCLUDING AN AMBIEN AND NO DOCUMENTATION. I COULDNT FIGURE OUT WHAT HAPPENED.THEN I GOT THE LETTER FROM THE OFFICE OF PROFFESIONAL DISCIPLINE, GOT THE LAWYER. AFTER MEETING WITH A SHRINK I FOUND OUT I HAVE ADD, I'M ON MEDICATION NOW DAILY, I'M DOING GREAT AS A HOME HEALTH NURSE, MY EVALS FROM MY JOB ARE GOOD BUT I HAVE TO ANSWER THE STATE SOON. LUCKY ME THEY HAVE'NT CALLED YET, ITS BEEN 10 MONTHS BUT I KNOW ONE DAY I HAVE TO ANSWER TO THEM. WOW, WHAT A DIFFERENCE I FEEL ON THE MEDICATION. MY WORLD IS TURNED UPSIDE DOWN ON THE RIGHT SIDE, I'M DOING REALLY WELL. BUT I NEVER KNEW I HAS THIS DISABILITY BEFORE. MY JOB AT THE HOSPITAL WAS MY FIRST TECHNICAL JOB, THATS WHEN IT CAME UP. CAN I STILL PRACTICE NURSING WITH A DISABILITY THATS OK NOW THAT I'M MEDICATION DAILY, CAN I BE DISCIPLINED FOR A DISABILITY I NEVER KNEW I HAD, PLEASE I KNOW YOUR NOT THE STATE BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR AN OPINION ABOUT IT, I'M LOSING MY HAIR EVERY DAY!!
Even though you say your medication helps, you are still obviously very stressed. Just take a deep breath and relax. This may seem like a trite answer, but things are never as bad as they seem. I can't believe you would lose your license over the actions that you described. RNs are in too big of a demand.
see i am not in your place so i can not really feel the pain you are going through. but yess you sound troubled, i would suggest share it with us here, this will definitely help you taking it off your chest, and trust me we think so much about the troubles so much and when it gets over, you feel as if nothing happened. so take a deep breath, relax, and please think of pleasant things in your life
Sorry to hear
Like the other posters have suggested you still seem stressed, but Im sure everything will work out in the end.
I'm sure if you can keep your condition under control, you can still practice nursing. You can probably still working in the health sector. Good luck! It'll all be fine!