I work on a floor where practically everyone is either on dialysis, tons of steroids or both. Nurses on my unit do not start IV's. I have been told that it is because all of the patients are "impossible" to stick. I asked about getting certified to start IV's. I was told that my boss sees it as a sign that you want to leave, and will start treating you like you are a nurse that wants off her floor (she takes it personally). I dont want to start anything with my boss, and I dont want to leave the floor, but I would like to learn to start IV's. I feel it's part of a nurses job. To learn to start one, I would have to spend time with our team that starts them until they feel that I am ready. It would mean being off the clock but being at work.
How do you feel about this policy? Would you push to learn the task?