Name a stupid policy/idea your facility thought would fly - page 16

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A former facility thought they could multi task the housekeepers by having them be lab techs. If they were in a room cleaning, they could drop their mops and get a few vials of blood for us. That lasted about a month before it... Read More


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    Quote from caroladybelle
    Thus, why this native Floridian lives 1000 miles north.
    I moved to the other coast! Stories from my friends that are nurses in FL are scary.
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    forcing all ADNs to get there BSNs or be fired. I hate magnet status. Most of the ADNs are the old school RNs that help teach the new "baby" nurses how to really be nurses. Instead it seems the hospitals are out to get rid of anyone making to much money on the floor, or near or at cap pay...most being ADNs...mostly because we went to school 20 plus years ago when it wasnt feasible for "moms" to go back to school for a bachelors while raising babies and having homes etc. I was one of the youngest in my class in 1994, and I was 30 at graduation time.

    Now they want me to go back, and i'm pushing 50. I have 8 prerequisites (2 political sciences?? lol pahleez, algebra (i took nursing math, metric system..makes sense huh) and a slew of other things that sure wont help me give enema's any better than I do now.

    I never want to be a manager, I never want to be anything than a floor nurse, or maybe a school nurse near retirement, but hey with 18 yrs of pediatric experience..i cant even do THAT without a bachelors degree. I'll be 54 before i'm done...then will retire in 6 yrs.

    STUPID STUPID STUPID. Nursing shortage is gone for now, but it will be back.
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    Quote from HopefullystayinganRN
    forcing all ADNs to get there BSNs or be fired. I hate magnet status. Most of the ADNs are the old school RNs that help teach the new "baby" nurses how to really be nurses. Instead it seems the hospitals are out to get rid of anyone making to much money on the floor, or near or at cap pay...most being ADNs...mostly because we went to school 20 plus years ago when it wasnt feasible for "moms" to go back to school for a bachelors while raising babies and having homes etc. I was one of the youngest in my class in 1994, and I was 30 at graduation time.

    Now they want me to go back, and i'm pushing 50. I have 8 prerequisites (2 political sciences?? lol pahleez, algebra (i took nursing math, metric system..makes sense huh) and a slew of other things that sure wont help me give enema's any better than I do now.

    I never want to be a manager, I never want to be anything than a floor nurse, or maybe a school nurse near retirement, but hey with 18 yrs of pediatric experience..i cant even do THAT without a bachelors degree. I'll be 54 before i'm done...then will retire in 6 yrs.

    STUPID STUPID STUPID. Nursing shortage is gone for now, but it will be back.
    This is a trend here in Arizona too, although every hospital doing this also has tuition reimbursement. Don't be too hard on your facility, this is an industry wide trend , not just a facility. When hospitals start increasing their rates of BSN nurses you do not want to be that 1 hospital that stands out.

    Before claiming that a BSN will not enhance your clinical abilities I would do a quick Google search and look at all the studies that say otherwise, its actually fascinating.
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    Agree this is the trend. We have many getting their BSN and most of it is online. It is tedious and hard for those who work and have family plus it is expensive. They are paying for some of it. I am NOT doing it. No one has approached me. I don't think they can force anyone. It is just a suggestion. Besides, they know I will be around for only a few more years unless I win a lottery. I would quit today but cannot afford private health insurance for me and hubby. And yet (don't get me started) we have people who are getting excellent care in our expensive area of living and hang out at hospital for weeks until their free medical kicks in.
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    UNBELIEVABLE..... My Jaw just dropped..


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