I am almost 21, i am an lpn working 11-7 as charge in an assisted living facility
I just got into rn school to start next month and graduate next may (!!!!!) which i am ecstatic about.
I have posted on here before.
But i am just getting so, so tired.
My last night shift is in 2 weeks, going part time because of school.
I am so sick of my coworkers.
I love my patients
But management is crooked, we recently got a new don and she is inexperienced, the day nurse is a frantic, anxious mess and always keeps
me late in the mornings rambling about irrelevant bs, there's forever holes in the schedule and people calling out. The day nurse does scheduling and only fills her 7-3 slots.
Allegations of pt abuse- fingerprint bruises on a pt's thighs, a man broke his hip a few weeks ago, still don't know how it happened, no fall reported and if he did he couldn't have gotten up on his own.
I was the one who sent him out, and when my executive director talked to me, there was no "good judgement call!" It was "who do you think did it?"
I know nursing is a thankless job. Why is management so **** crooked?
I am sure it will be swept under the rug so state is unaware.
When i work days i am the only nurse who actually follows up on issues and resolves them. I tell the day nurse about issues all the time that could easily be taken care of during the day (like calling md office or pharm) and nothing is followed up on.
I try to talk to my boyfriend/family about it and they don't understand.
Sorry for the long rambling post.
2 weeks till my last night shift and then i go on vacation.
If i make it till then!!
Quote from justashooter
grow a pair, sister.
seriously, you are 21, inexperienced, untainted, and working in a field that will taint you. nursing homes are the bottom of the barrel. they hired cheap and inexperienced labour like you as charge, yes?. get thee to a top flight hospital as soon as you have RN. in the meantime, suck it up and get thicker skin.
You have just insulted a LOT of nurses EVERYWHERE!!! WOW!!! I think this is by far the meanest insult I have EVER read on this site!!!! Lots of great nurses choose LTC because of a love for the ones who are the reason for us being here!!! I did LTC as an LPN while I was working in a hospital as well as being an agency nurse FOR YEARS before I returned to get my RN. I have 27 combined years of experience. Being an RN has made me no different than when I was an LPN. No wonder the general public has very little respect for ALL NURSES....they learn that behavior from some of our very own!!!
Last edit by BSNbeDONE on Jul 31, '13