...said a friend of mine in a recent email. She's never even been in direct patient care.
She was just hired into a large LTC/Rehab/Sub-Acute facility.
Perhaps I'm beating a dead horse, but I post these threads, because "all" nurses and or aspiring nurses need to be aware (and constantly reminded) of what is going on politically and the fiscal drivers behind the changes.
I'm not saying a CNA (or a plumber or a sous chef or a janitor or a jet propulsion engineer) can't be "trained" to dispense medications.
I just want all of us to realize and stay cognizant of what is going on under our noses. What we do with the information is up to us. Throw our hands up and hope we still have a job next year? Be "thankful we still have a job" as our salaries decline or remain stagnant?
Supply-demand, supply-demand....The demand side goes down with the nursing glut (supply), and former nurse responsibilities are farmed out to UAP's. It's like a double whammy.
It's not all
doom and gloom, but the times they are a' changin'.