The MS. Smarty Nurse - page 2
does anyone else work with a nurse that just grate's your nerves?? there is this one nurse that i really can't stand to be around for too long! she has only been a rn for @ 1yr (it took her 3x to... Read More
Mar 26, '03originally posted by altomga
does anyone else work with a nurse that just grate's your nerves?? there is this one nurse that i really can't stand to be around for too long! she has only been a rn for @ 1yr (it took her 3x to pass the boards) now don't flame me i realize some people have test anxiety, but i am positive that getting totally wasted the night before one test did not help. anyway, she acts all high and mighty, extremely unprofessional also. i reminded her this morning before i left to make sure all staff adhered to the rules (strictly) because jcaho is surveying us right now. she responds, who cares, i'm not going to make anyone do anything, i don't care>>>>what's up with that? she acts like she knows soooooo much more than those who have been in nursing for years.
she just makes me so madddddd!!!
oh, but of course when i do follow up on the bad things that any of us would report i get brushed off!! it was i who must have misunderstood the situation or i just didn't hear what i thought i heard. on my floor it seems that dayshift can do no wrong. night shift gets the short end of the stick.
can we say industrial size ky!!! or as us nighters like to say...just give it to my dry!
okay, i know i am ranting and raving...sorry, but you guys listen. i am not the only one that feels this way at work though at least.
(and please no flaming, i wasn't directing my comments about dayshift or other remarks to anyone but this particular nurse and floor)
Mar 27, '03Well, we work 2 weeks days and then 2 weeks nights ( both 12 hours )
So.... there is no problem with the old "it's us against them" routine.
I think when people act like they "know it all" and lets face NO ONE DOES..it is usually to cover for low self estem issues.
People who act like that in critical care are SCAREY.
Mar 27, '03Originally posted by P_RN
Night shift IS a whole other world. I only found one person sleeping (snoring, wrapped in a blanket in the therapy room, lights out....) and when we shook him awake he said he was meditating....I like night shift but usually you have to be up and alert because NO PATIENT sleeps!
I don't want to hijack this thread, but PLEASE don't let people get away with this! These nurses need to sleep at home, not on the job. And I worked nights for many years, even when I had young kids, so I know all of the excuses.
Mar 27, '03Originally posted by sjoe
"don't flame me ...and please no flaming,"
It may well be that this kind of attitude is more than a small part of the problem. Since you are a permanent charge nurse, I would strongly recommend that you take some management and supervision courses, since your facility doesn't appear to have given you any such training. (This is the number one problem in the nursing field, IMHO.)
Reading "Managing for Dummies," might be a good start.
You might also wish to check out this thread: http://allnurses.com/forums/showthre...threadid=33388
Sometimes I wonder if DON should really stand for "Director of Nobody".
It's a hard pill to swallow when I see more burnt out nurses who take a DON job because (of all things) they are sick of nursing! Now that makes about as much sense as a hole in the head... grrr...
Sorry, I shall shut up now... hehe...