Extra Pickles 4,161 Views
Joined Jan 26, '16.
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Are nurses allowed tattoos? If so, to what extent? I wanted to get a rose tattoo on my wrist but I also don't want to lose my job over it!
Hello Johnathan. I have been an RN for many years and have experienced many negatives, such as you have. First, since being a nurse, I worked in hospitals, nursing homes, a jail, rehabs, surgical facilities, a doctors office and homecare. Do not fall for the story they gave you about why you were let go. The real reason is for money, and the desire to constantly have a turnover in staff so no one ever accumulates benefits and time off. The nursing field is over saturated, and there is always someone who will work for less money. Doctors are some of the greediest creatures alive. Its all about their pockets and their bank accounts. They are constantly downsizing and looking to cut corners and save $$$$ without any regard for the employee at all. I have seen this time and again.What really bothers me the most is that instead of just telling the truth and admitting that they are greedy, they tell you a tall tale, ruin your confidence and create drama for no reason at all. At one job, I was working full time, and they were bleeding me of every ounce of energy that I had in my body. Naturally, I was worn down, caught a virus that had me running to the bathroom every 10 minutes, so I had no choice but to use my sick days. When I returned, I was told that I already used up my sick day allottment, and that was considered excessive, because it was only the beginning of the year. While they were crapping all over me and making me feel lazy and worthless, they were simulatanleously hiring two part time LPNs to replace me at a cheaper rate without benefits. Then they let me go. I tried to use my health benefits before they got cancelled, but found out at the doctors office that I was never even enrolled in the healthplan. I had an insurance card because they signed me up, and cancelled the policy the same day, so I would think that I had benefits. As I said before, you will soon learn what greedy bastards exist in the medical field. Never let them shatter your confidence, no matter how hard they try to. It is all based on sheer greed and beefing up their own pockets.
4 days as a lonnnggg time is relative lol, would you still be breathing if you had to wait 6 weeks or so for a paper test to be graded and results mailed to you like in The Old Days???
Go relax, RN!
I'm going to ask some questions to fulfill my role as Devil's Advocate. I'm not knocking anyone's right to have a service dog with them if they must have a service dog in order to be at their jobs, but I have some questions about patient's rights and maybe co-worker's rights.
1. If I'm a patient in a hospital and at some point during my stay my nurse appears with a dog at her side, and I'm terrified of dogs or allergic to dogs, am I required to have that dog there because my nurse's right to have her dog next to her trumps my right to not have to be around a dog?
2. Same question, from a visitor's perspective. I'm a family member of a patient, I have a couple of hours to spend with my loved one, and a nurse comes in with a dog. I insist the dog stay outside the room, the nurse insists she has a right to have the service dog with her while she performs tasks or care for my loved one. Who has the greater right?
3. Now I'm a co-worker, have worked the unit for two years without any issues and now a nurse is assigned to this unit who has a service dog, must be there no ifs/ands/buts. I'm terrified of dogs, there's no expectation that I should have known that dogs might be in the med room or nursing station as this isn't even remotely usual in nursing, and now I freeze or run every time I see that dog which makes me a much less effective nurse. I even fall behind because I wait until the nurse with Cujo (in my mind, Cujo) leaves the area I need to be in. What to do? Assigning me to another unit is unfair to me, I've been there for years, she's new. Assigning the new nurse to another area means she screams about ADA violations. What to do?
Anyone have any ideas or thoughts on this?
So Cece and Meg you can officially stop freaking out now lol. Congrats
I took it 13 time already still failed. I used everything you like imagine. I do not know what to do anmore
Extra Pickles, with all due respect, I think you do not understand an essential issue: your own liability coverage is not going to do anything for you for a case involving you for which you are covered by the hospital's insurance as a hospital employee. It is excess coverage only over and above the coverage from the hospital. Unless you are excluded from coverage, which very rarely happens, or the hospital runs out of insurance, which even more rarely happens, your own coverage is not going to do a darn thing for you because it will not be triggered.
Now, if you are stating that the hospital's malpractice insurance will not cover you for a licensure defense action arising out of a malpractice claim involving you, that is absolutely correct. Your own policy may be triggered in that instance and you can take advantage of the licensure defense coverage. If you accidentally give a patient a bolus of potassium chloride, the hospital is liable for your actions as an employee, and the hospital's insurance will be covering you for your actions of malpractice. The subsequent complaint against your license by the BON is not covered by the hospital's insurance. Many nurses say that the hospital did not cover them for a malpractice claim, and when I question them more closely, they were indeed covered for the malpractice, but not the subsequent BON complaint. The hospital's malpractice insurance is not designed to cover staff licensure complaints, and the staff erroneously thinks it does.
I just want to know all process to be ready for everything.
I think this makes it abundantly clear for those who still insist that there's a national shortage of nurses that obviously there is not. If hospitals can afford to have such a contract in place it means they know they can fill new grad vacancies easily. If someone chooses to not sign they can be replaced by someone who will. Not a good position to be in as a new grad but also like roser said it'll probably make some people who don't take contracts seriously to start taking them seriously.
I suggest you read my article and note in particular the parts about vicarious liability, the agency responsibility of the employer and how an individual liability policy coverage would be triggered. And if I may ask, are you one of my healthcare risk, claims or legal colleagues?
I totally agree with not learning cursive. It's time consuming and I haven't heard a single convincing argument for keeping it in an electronic era.
I'm confused too but probably for different reasons. You're disappointed you didn't qualify for an RN program, ok. But if you want to be a nurse you did get into a program, so why are you now talking about giving up?
To me it looks like being pregnant with twins is the problem you should be thinking through. You can't miss classes and clinicals to give birth and recover, even if you have family to help you will lose time. So how do you plan to finish the LPN program?
If you already wrote it and are asking for it to be critiqued you have to post it so we can read it. Otherwise this looks like you are asking us to write it for you.
I typed into Google "Michigan bon ceu" and got this in about one second:
There ya go.
HEY HAS ANYONE TAKEN MICROBIOLOGY ONLINE WITH LAB THAT DIDNT NEED A LAB KIT??!
SO frustrating I toke it at York College and it was 3 credits I am currently in a AAS RN program that says I need to take it somewhere that has it for 4 credits and i can transfer it in but this cluster is my second semester with clinical I want free time to take it online.
All the recommendations i see is from 2007-2012 nothing recent..
Helpppppp I can't go into School 12hr clinical and lecture in nj and also go into a classroom for micro lecture and lab... I tried Cayuga but the lab kit is dam near $350 and microscope $150 and class $900 not to mention I'm paying for nursing school out of pocket ($7065) this semester so its really really hard on my pockets.
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