I think I'm done with nursing. - page 6

I've had a tough few weeks of self-reflection. My mind has gone back and forth over my preferred career path, and, ultimately, I think I'm going to bow out gracefully. I am a career-change RN.... Read More

  1. Visit  SionainnRN profile page
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    Quote from VICEDRN
    Be careful how much judge people you meet on an Internet board. You don't know the first thing about working with me or at the facilities I have been at. If I wanted to judge you, I would guess that you are that needy slow poke nurse that everyone helps because you are so slow the patients would never get anything unless everyone on staff helps you! (This is another way that nurses behave like codependents) But I don't know that you are, maybe you just have a nice job where everyone helps out.

    For the most part, I draw all my own labs though we have a phleb, do breathing treatments or o2 as needed because it is the best thing for my patients. If tv people refuse to come, I even trouble shoot their tv but frankly, I remain aware that these are someone else's responsibilities. For the record, the phlebs love me as do the rts and the housekeepers.

    I know enough to recognize a losing battle when I see one and I say nothing but plan my future. It's sad because again, nurses discredit themselves. Rushing through charting to clean a room so the next patient can be in it. What's left is a sloppy chart and proof that we are overpaid housekeepers yet people like you like it like that. Refusing to advance the profession.
    And you also shouldn't assume. I never said anything about rushing through charting, or sacrificing my bladder to "do someone else's work". I specifically said if I have a free second I try to keep things moving by cleaning a room, this helps the TEAM by freeing up the housekeeper to do a terminal clean on another room. In the ER it's all about "moving the meat" so ALL of it is part of my job. And if you think all nursing is, is passing meds and charting, then you are missing the bigger part of nursing. If a manager is looking to promote someone, who do you think they are going to pick? Someone who pitches in to help the unit, or the person who has the attitude of "it's not my job" or "I"m not getting paid to do that"? Which trust me, people can see a mile away despite your assurances that you're not vocal about it, everyone can tell. Good luck with this attitude. I hope it serves you well and gets you what you want. I personally think you'll never be happy with your job with that attitude.
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  3. Visit  VICEDRN profile page
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    Quote from SionainnRN

    And you also shouldn't assume. I never said anything about rushing through charting, or sacrificing my bladder to "do someone else's work". I specifically said if I have a free second I try to keep things moving by cleaning a room, this helps the TEAM by freeing up the housekeeper to do a terminal clean on another room. In the ER it's all about "moving the meat" so ALL of it is part of my job. And if you think all nursing is, is passing meds and charting, then you are missing the bigger part of nursing. If a manager is looking to promote someone, who do you think they are going to pick? Someone who pitches in to help the unit, or the person who has the attitude of "it's not my job" or "I"m not getting paid to do that"? Which trust me, people can see a mile away despite your assurances that you're not vocal about it, everyone can tell. Good luck with this attitude. I hope it serves you well and gets you what you want. I personally think you'll never be happy with your job with that attitude.
    Did I say you rush through your charting? Nope. I was implying that rushing through charting is what is promoted by doing everyone else's job for them. A lack of focus on nursing.

    You join a whole host of people that confuse the Internet with reality. This is a good safe place to vent. In real life, I move my patients super fast by focusing on nursing activities, I build my reputation in nursing by helping my peers as a nurse do nursing activities and in my last review, was told that my greatest failing was that I need to spend more time on committees and teaching/precepting because I am just such an
    Amazing resource as a nurse. I smiled and thanked the leader reviewing me, knowing I would never be around to do all this stuff. So, no, it doesn't show and I bet there's an army of nurses like me all over the place.

    You won't ever find me cleaning a room. Ever.

    I will never be happy bedside and i think thats sad because nursing could be so much more! i am too busy moving on for all that nonsense! Truly, there are plenty of people who don't need to rescue the whole world from their own jobs as and call it a job in and of itself.
    anotherone, Susie2310, and netglow like this.
  4. Visit  netglow profile page
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    Quote from SionainnRN
    And you also shouldn't assume. I never said anything about rushing through charting, or sacrificing my bladder to "do someone else's work". I specifically said if I have a free second I try to keep things moving by cleaning a room, this helps the TEAM by freeing up the housekeeper to do a terminal clean on another room. In the ER it's all about "moving the meat" so ALL of it is part of my job. And if you think all nursing is, is passing meds and charting, then you are missing the bigger part of nursing. If a manager is looking to promote someone, who do you think they are going to pick? Someone who pitches in to help the unit, or the person who has the attitude of "it's not my job" or "I"m not getting paid to do that"? Which trust me, people can see a mile away despite your assurances that you're not vocal about it, everyone can tell. Good luck with this attitude. I hope it serves you well and gets you what you want. I personally think you'll never be happy with your job with that attitude.
    Oh, so that's what it's like to work as an RN in the ER. Oh. Hmmm.

    I dunno, I don't buy anything you've said. Just sounds like something a floor secretary who wants to be a tech would say for some reason. JMHO.
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  5. Visit  SionainnRN profile page
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    Quote from netglow

    Oh, so that's what it's like to work as an RN in the ER. Oh. Hmmm.

    I dunno, I don't buy anything you've said. Just sounds like something a floor secretary who wants to be a tech would say for some reason. JMHO.
    Wow really? Sorry I'm an RN, not a secretary, and I happen to work with a great group of staff who helps each other. Since you have nothing to contribute other than calling me a liar I have nothing else to say to you.
  6. Visit  Little_Mouse profile page
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    I think this thread is getting away from the initial topic at hand. What do the Mods think?
  7. Visit  joanna73 profile page
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    This thread is now divisive and off topic. I have alerted Admin already. The thread should probably be closed, since some people cannot stick to the original topic. Personal attacks are unnecessary.
  8. Visit  NRSKarenRN profile page
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    Please remember our Terms Of Service:
    We promote the idea of lively debate. This means you are free to disagree with anyone on any type of subject matter as long as your criticism is constructive and polite. Additionally, please refrain from name-calling. This is divisive, rude, and derails the thread.


    Our first priority is to the members that have come here because of the flame-free atmosphere we provide. There is a zero-tolerance policy here against personal attacks. We will not tolerate anyone insulting other's opinion nor name calling.
    OP came here for advice re back issues and desiring hospital position with ASN---somehow this has morphed into an entirely different discussion. Our members are served best when we offer pertinent advice pertaining to original topic, thoughtfully post and avoid name calling which only derails a topic and further drives a wedge between members....andour profession.
    cynforgiven, not.done.yet, and joanna73 like this.


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