Interview with an old nurse.
I first started nursing with not a lot of civilian experience as much of my prior medical experience was in the military. There is a big difference by way of who does the monitoring, but most important was the ability of military training to incorporate teams to work together. Civilian medicine was effective in team organization when working in the field but management was a total loss when it came to hands on bedside nursing. Be that as it may, I would frequently call nursing boards to get advice on issues I was unsure of which was generously given with pleasure. This was in the 1980s. By the 1990s I was clinically tuned up and my only connection with nursing boards was reading nurse practice acts which over the years grew like bamboo. I once was given a warning by a nursing board for allegedly accessing computer info that I shouldn’t have. Fifteen years later when I applied for Arizona nursing license the questionnaire asked about any disciplinary actions in other states. The list of choices for declaration didn’t list warning as a requirement. This was in 1998. In 2002 I get a notice that I needed to contact the AZBN at a designated time, they would call me between such and such a time.The phone call from hell was on time and from the start I knew the bitch was a bitch, whose tone reminded me of a drill sergeant; she asked me why I didn’t declare the disciplinary action 3 years earlier. I simply said the questionnaire never asked for warnings and it wasn’t a disciplinary action. To this day the bitch at the AZBN remains in the top ten, and number one, of the most stupidest conversations I’ve had anywhere in my long life. She said, “Don’t be so arrogant and next time answer all the questions properly.” Tax payers money hard at idiocy. One of our fearless leaders.
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