As a newly off-the-floor ADON, who has finally seen a small sample of what the DON has to endure through the week, I must apologize. You see, my DON has been out of the facility all week. I got a taste of what DON's do in LTC, and I simply can not wait
for her return. As a floor nurse, I never saw all of the "little things" that DON's have to address all day long every single day.
I have not been able to get one solitary thing done that I'm responsible for due to the near constant barrage of vendors, sales reps, phone calls, staffing issues, angry staff/residents/family members that parade through my office and blow up my phone. I concede. I am beat. As a floor nurse, I am guilty of thinking that, "gee, it must be nice making all of that money just hanging out in the office." How ignorant I was! And for that, I apologize to all of my former DON's, and all DON's out there that do this day in and day out. I have only seen the tip of the ice burg, of that I am sure. I have a new found respect for all of you, and all that you do. Please accept my apology. I had no idea. But I am grateful for the experience, and that you are there doing what you do. Thank you.
I have to agree.
As much as poop rolls downhill (and staff RN's get plenty of high-velocity poop on our heads...because the **** stops at the floor RN) the DON's get it too, if not more so.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Oct 12, '13
: Reason: TOS / profanity