Poor nursing management

  1. Bad Management and leadership....How do you address this concern?
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  2. 15 Comments

  3. by   Stargazer
    Handed in my notice and left.
  4. by   P_RN
    Should have handed in my notice and left. Instead I stayed until the job almost cost me my sanity...then cast me aside.
  5. by   NRSKarenRN
    Work hours:9AM-5:30PM....scheduled at hospital next AM for yearly GI checkup; Still at the office wraping up the day at 8:30 PM as will be off the next day. DON walks into my office and tells me I CAN'T leave till patient roster updated and ALL discharged patients FROM PREVIOUS YEAR are removed.

    First time ever screemed at a Boss. Upon return to work in 48 hrs, summoned by clinical manager that I was written up by DON, she would not place it in my personel file. Resignation on her desk the next week.

    3 supervisors later, Business folded in 6 months.
  6. by   CVSDnurse
    hmmm...what other job postings are there?...Frustration is often opportunity for change and expansion of skills knocking
  7. by   PhantomRN
    i left. period.

    when i went looking for my next job i interviewed the manager to see if she was fit to manage a floor. i asked her scenerios: what if questions.
  8. by   pebbles
    ... and IF you quit, check with the human resources department - a lot of hospitals have forms, etc to fill out to say why you are leaving. In the age of a nursing shortage, they try on the surface to figure out why they are losing all their nurses. If there are no forms, wait until you are secure in a better job, and write a letter to the human resources head of your old hosptal, stating why you left - just facts, no emotions, etc.... Ask someone else to review the letter first to make sure you don't come across as unprofessional, etc, and send it in.
  9. by   prn nurse
    The hospital I am associated with has inept managers. There's a couple hundred hospitals in this corporation. Last year, their net profit was 100 million dollars. If the manager is running her/his units and turning a profit for the CEO of your hospital, do you really think they are concerned about YOUR comfort zone? NOTHING matters but PROFITS. Management is about the bottom line, "making a buck." Everything in the hospital is focused on making $$$. LISTEN at your next unit meeting. After all the whines are addressed, you will be given the latest profit-making guidelines, "from the top." Unit meetings are simply about morale and rapport, to make you feel like a participant. Yawn, from the manager. They HAVE to listen to your complaints, act interested, and then, the real purpose of the meeting is handed down. >> The guidelines for increasing profits. Supply charges, "be nice to visitors and patients", smile, etc.......ad infinitum. The goal is not to make us or our patients feel warm and fuzzy. The goal is profits for the institution.
    Last edit by prn nurse on Jan 18, '02
  10. by   frann
    Quit too.
  11. by   plumrn
    prn nurse- hadn't thought that much about it, but that sounds very much like our meetings...hmmm..
    Last edit by plumrn on Feb 10, '02
  12. by   lever5
    You can't quit every job, and unfortuatly, hospitals are there for the money. Management is about bringing the unit in under budget. Human resources may care because they are the ones beating the bushes looking for nurses. Just dropped out of the MSN management program. Could not stomach what I was learning. And, who knows, if I stayed they might have turned me into one of them.
  13. by   pebbles
    Lever5, you'll have to enlighten us as to some of the tricks and motivations behind them that you were being taught....
  14. by   askater11
    LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!

    My first job was TERRIBLE. The management on my floor especially but after meeting the management "above" I left the hospital all together.

    I went to a different hospital. The management was GREAT!!! I didn't like my 1st position it was midnights. I switched to afternoons and loved it!!!!!!! After 4 years they started manipulating with our staffing ratio.

    Now I work on another unit and LOVE IT!!!!!!!! (I found this unit by getting pulled constantly to almost all the units in the hospital)

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