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- May 29, '12 by mom35With six months into my first RN position, I too find it useful to do my own research at home. I am reading Basic Arrhythmias right now, so I can really be competent in my position and do the best for my pt. I have forgotten much of what was taught in school and I go back in my medsurge book to regain the knowledge. Also, since I desire to go into psychiatric nursing, I read from a psych. nursing book and I like to do ceu's when I have the time. So I think it is up to the individual to stay vigilant in learning. I too have seen nurses that read kindle at work and play games and I am thinking, "how the heck do they have time to do that", I mean I know I am slow at getting somethings accomplished but should not they be doing something pertaining to the job? But, I am glad that I am not the only one that studies away from work, I just am so busy at work I dont have time to do any extra research like I enjoy doing. Good post and I like the opinions
- May 29, '12 by tothepointeLVNQuote from dudette10It would have been a powerful illustration is you hadn't followed up every example with what you did right. Thats my opinion on the matter and you are entitled to disagree. Sometimes things don't come across the way we think they do.
If you felt I was wrong or arrogant in using an example of what not to do, I disagree. I felt it was a powerful illustration.
- May 29, '12 by dudette10Points read and taken. Not sure how to respond because everything that pops into my head sounds defensive to me, and I don't want to go there, either.
Researching is what *I* need to be more confident; maybe not everyone needs to do it that way, as imintrouble pointed out. Based on the nurse's statements and actions, it's my opinion that she needed it, too, to build her confidence.
Apparently, my intended point was obscured because of how I wrote the post. I hope that the summary I provided better illuminates the point.
- May 29, '12 by 2012RN2bDudette10,
I am a newly graduated BSN (waiting to take NCLEX) and I don't find your use of personal examples or the agency nurse as holier than thou. I found/take both as advice on your experience of what worked/s for you to help increase your knowledge and confidence. I believe you meant this to be simply advice to fellow new nurses using your own experiene and not an opportunity to bash an agency nurse/fellow nurse or to proclaim how you are this wonderful super nurse. So that being said people will interpret in different ways based on their perception and life experiences. Some will find fault and some will find valuable advice as I did. For the lesson that I took from it thank you.
- May 29, '12 by nursingisokI agree with that one person's comment. This article seems "holier than thou". We all have flaws. I agree that from what the original poster wrote that the agency nurse was not a team player but how can we tell what exactly went on from one view point?
- May 29, '12 by on eagles wingspeople are so sensitive lol
the whole point of the post was for us to see its important to actually continue learning and asking questions, no matter how much experience you might have
- May 29, '12 by nursel56I've found that there is a natural human tendency to complacency in lots of people, also described as "doing just enough to get by". The longer you work as a nurse, it seems the more this force can settle on you but it is one thing that for myself, needs to be actively resisted.
Maybe that's why I get irritated with people who put so much emphasis on the education you get to get started at this thing, which is obviously crucial, but pales very quickly unless you always think of yourself as a "student". I feel really blessed that I was given a natural curiosity about everything "new", but there are are times when I just have to put my head down and slug my way through that new information.
I find that sometimes new nurses focus on things that experience will eventually tell you are secondary depending on the situation you find yourself in, which may be perceived by them as being careless when it is not careless. How that works will be understood someday when the new nurse gets the experience him or herself.
I understand the point being made, I think Dudette you'll still be researching in 20 years - I plan to and I'll just sidestep the other issues that were brought up.
- May 29, '12 by MeriwhenOP: you have a good point, but the delivery of your message leaves a lot to be desired. Your clarifications did help.
Ranting about your experiences with a lazy agency nurse doesn't bolster your argument for doing research and taking action to improve oneself...instead, the rant and your remark about your "******** meter" come across as being very condescending, whether you meant for it to be or not. In addition, just because this particular nurse was lazy that shift at work doesn't necessarily prove she is unmotivated to learn, as you don't know her motivations or her side of the story.
Your second example more effectively illustrates both of your points. If you ever revise this article, this is the example that you should keep and expand upon.
- May 30, '12 by elprupWow is all I can say.