Practical Nurse Discussion Paper

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Ivy Tech Community College
School of Nursing
NRSG 128 Practice Issues for the Practical Nurse
Discussion Rubric

Name: ___Jasmine Liubakka___________ Date: _________10-27-15_______________

Topic of Discussion: Should the impaired nurse be allowed to return to work?

Position on Topic: (1) Points ________________
Yes, I feel that as long as the nurse participates in a program that includes requirements of regular attendance at support group meetings, personal and active involvement with a 12-step sponsor, and close contact with a case manager or monitor of an alternative program, she should be allowed to return to work. However, the nurse should not be allowed to work in the clinical areas that are deemed the highest stress units for

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