Wuzzie 8,219 Views
Joined Oct 22, '15.
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Microwave an egg while toasting an English muffin. Put egg on muffin with lettuce tomato and cheese. Yum!
I apologise Wuzzie. You and a few others gave me a solid response from an outside perspective which I appreciate. After that there seemed to be quite a few people commenting about my issues not being a disability or that rotating shifts aren't a big deal. Maybe what I wrote was confusing. I got my answer- looks like I screwed up time to move on which is helpful- I needed a kick in the pants to give it up and just focus on other hospitals now.
Frankly I'd just do the BSN and get it over with. That way all the "what ifs" and "buts" will be moot.
Geez Louise you really stepped in it. You need to contact an attorney like yesterday. You'll be lucky if all you have to do is go before the board. I wouldn't be surprised at all if criminal charges are brought against you. Wish I could say something positive about this situation but I just can't. I'm sorry this happened. It's going to be an extremely hard lesson for you to learn.
Ouch guys. : ( For people giving advice on a thread for people who have disabilities you are pretty quick to jump to the 'oh she just doesn't want to work hard/ mess up her sleeping habits'. Part of the reason I stupidly thought I should explain myself was to make sure the hiring manager understood I wasn't just being entitled or something. I'll keep it to myself next time since most of you suggested it, but /this/ is exactly why I thought I should try and give her a reason. Thanks for making me feel like crap all over again. I hope you give the next person asking for advice the benefit of the doubt when they say they have a health issue.
That is certainly a problem! Thanks for clarifying and admitting you watch mind-rot TV too.
Though there was also a home improvement show on HLN where a nurse in TVland called the show to tell the guy he should have that goiter on his neck looked at. Turns out it was a thyroid problem.
Really? Thanks for the input. It's just that the thing with getting a BSN when I would already have an RN with the saaame eligibility to take the NCLEX and pass is just feels like waste of time...plus I'd rather get bachelor in something different yet related to the health field (I like the variety) if I were to get a bachelor's degree. I'm not gonna lie. Lately I have been thinking about doing RN to BSN. I'm still pre-nursing. I'm just trying to figure it out.
I reread the OP and I do want to clarify something. My previous post was directed at the question regarding "maturing" a port. I failed to mention something that I think is important. In the scenario given I might have thought twice about using the port given the sepsis picture less than 24 hours after it was placed. I would be somewhat suspicious that the port itself was the culprit and that would give me pause. However, if a patient is desperately ill as this patient was and needed a line ASAP I might mentally wince a little but go ahead and use it (with an order of course) with the hope that the antibiotics start doing their job. It's certainly one of those uncomfortable gray areas.
American nursing education is "generalist". We do not specialize until after we graduate and that specialization initially consists of getting a job in a particular area. We can go on to be certified in a specialty if we desire. You need to first make sure your education meets the standards of the board of nursing in the state you want to live. By standards I mean that you need to have theory and clinical in all areas of nursing (including peds and OB) not that your education is below ours.
More than likely not. I don't even like it when my own friends and family ask me for advice, so I'm unlikely to offer it freely to someone who doesn't know, who hasn't asked. I wouldn't want to make someone uncomfortable about a condition they are most likely already aware of. If someone looked like they might be having an emergency, that would be different, but things like skin issues, or even if the person just doesn't look well...I'm staying out of it.
I once was in the grocery store and walked by a mother with an approximately 6 month old in the cart. Sickest looking kid I've seen outside of the hospital. And then I heard the distinctive whoop of pertussis and watched that poor baby turn all shades of purple and gasp for air. I just could not keep on walking so I identified myself as a PICU nurse and that I suspected her child had whooping cough and needed to be seen immediately. She got all kinds of huffy and called me some really vile names. The kid arrested in the check out line.
It is amazing how confident people are in their beliefs. While I personally don't know anything about brand new ports, it just sounds wrong. I would guess if you asked where that information comes from, the answer would be "Well, I was taught in nursing school...", or, "We always...."
"Others are advising me to keep my head down and graduate in 3 months."
It's easy to advise, with righteous indignation, make a big stink, go to the Dean of Nursing, Hell go to the Dean of the College, get a lawyer, bla, bla, bla. All talk.
These are very high risk maneuvers with little pay-off. No harm was done to the student let alone try to prove it was the Instructor's fault. The school has much more invested in the Instructor than any one student.
Go to the bar have your drink, crab about it with the other students who will do exactly nothing and at the end of the day ....
"keep [your] head down and graduate in 3 months."
I'm sorry you're going through this. My suspicion is there is something else afoot that you might not even be aware of. When managers start doing these kind of things it's usually to initiate a "paper trail" in order to have you sacked. If none of your work mates are speaking to you I'd be worried too. I agree with previous posters. Start looking for a new job. Although I am unfamiliar with the disciplinary processes in the U.K. (I'm assuming that's where you are) I highly doubt your employers will go so far as to attempt to get you struck from the registry. I've been in your shoes. It's a terrible place to be.
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