Quote from wantoutofnursing02
I went through the same thing. My first job was at a nursing home. The nurses who were supposed to be training me were so busy that they were honestly angry about having a trainee. One of the girls who was supposed to be training me actually just game me her job and sat in the break room reading a book. She then was angry at me when the RN caught her in there even though I didn't say a word and was too busy trying to figure out my job to even think about finding a supervisor. It was awful. That job only lasted 3 months because I hated it so much I couldn't stand it. I started in home health after that and the nurse who oriented me was much nicer.
They fail to realize that if they spend more time helping you to become adept, and less time being angry, that the net result would be an easier work environment for them, and everyone else. A net profit of time, saved, realy.
In addition, in LTC- many nurses and aides don't seem to understand the fact that you can save time and energy by doing MORE things, yourself, rather than to wait for or to rely on the person who's 'job it is' to do. For example- spending more time complaining about the workload than would take to complete the work. Or waiting for the aides to get your VS, so you can pass meds. Or calling an aide to go answer a light, when you (the nurse) know full well that all the aide is going to do is come back and tell you "that patient wants to see the nurse"- so you just wasted your time, and the aide's time. Or, calling an aide to come toilet (or better yet, change a diaper, which is far less work) your patient, even though you are standing right next to the bed as it is, so then you can 'do her treatment'. A double waste of time, and so forth. I'm sure you can think of your own examples.