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    Delia37 likes this.

    Quote from John223
    Cedars Sinai MICU 7SCCT has really poor management. The manager Joan Romero and friend is the assistant Adolfo Famas. Joan is very much about business and not about respecting people, ethics, treating people fair. I would think twice if this is your unit you want to work in. Todd Griner is the director of the ICU program. He's friends with Joan so this makes going to management difficult expecting a change in culture when even the executive management is like that. In the Saperstein Critical Care Tower there is Neuro ICU, CSICU, Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care, SICU, CICU (Cardiac ICU), CCICU/PICU Congenital Cardiac ICU that have better nicer managers that will accommodate your personal schedules vs Cedars MICU.

    The nurse educator for MICU is Lorraine Sheffield also known as Lori is one of the most unprofessional nurse educators I have ever met. Everything is a joke to her. This isn't the unit you want to learn on. Many of the staff, new grads and ICU interns (New to ICU but experienced hires) have left over the last 2 years I have noticed working here. Also note you could be scheduled for 5 days in one week. I didn't think this was possible in CA but this normal at Cedars and it's not extra or OT pay.
    You don't sound disgruntled, at all.

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    Audi3181 and sevensonnets like this.

    Quote from Audi3181
    I've been feeling a little frustrated at work. Everytime I work with this one nurse I find her constantly commenting on how good the other nurses are for example "so and so should be a doctor she's so smart ect." This nurse is a senior nurse and I am a junior nurse and the other nurse she comments on are also junior nurses. maybe I am feeling Envious (as much as I hate to admit it), but I just find it slightly annoying that she is always commenting on their skills, but never gives me a comment... I mean everyone can use a little confidence booster especially if you're still pretty New. Maybe it's just me. I've been trying to ignore it and not let it get to me, but I can't handle it anymore. I feel like it's making me feel a little less confident. Anyways, just wanted to know if anyone else has ever experienced this and how they dealt with it.
    Just say good things about yourself. Announce them in front of her and everyone else.

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    not.done.yet and Scottishtape like this.

    I'm sorry to hear that you lost this class, but I think you should re-take it and continue on if that's an option. If you aren't able to continue on, then consider an LVN program and bridging to RN. You seem to have a good attitude which I think will benefit you and help you ultimately prevail.

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    Lrtx82 likes this.

    Quote from Lrtx82
    I was thinking about adding this statement in place of the statement "As I'm currently taking my prerequisites for nursing school, I'm highly passionate about providing quality care in a patient environment".

    in place of the statement "I'm positive that this position will be a solid foundation in my future endeavors as a nurse".

    Not sure though?
    I'm not sure being a pre-nursing student has anything to do with the position. Both sentences sound awkward and "reaching", to me. I'd also be expecting lots of scheduling conflicts if you got accepted into a nursing program ...and for you to quit as soon as you graduated. I don't do the hiring, though. Anyone else have an opinion? Maybe some people would see it as a plus.

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    RNperdiem and 2018nursewi like this.

    Quote from 2018nursewi
    Hello All,

    I'm starting to apply for my first nursing job as an RN and I was wondering what things you would suggest looking for in the job requirements, etc.

    As a new graduate, you may find that your options are limited. I would suggest applying everywhere, seeing what actual offers you get, and then choosing the best from those offers. I wouldn't get anything very specific in mind until you're sure it's realistic for your job market and level of experience.

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    h00tyh00t, canoehead, rn1965, and 8 others like this.

    I would definitely not contact the BON with this nonsense. It makes you both sound mentally unstable, and that's without even hearing her side of the story.

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    rn1965, Here.I.Stand, Ambersmom, and 2 others like this.

    Your patient was such a high fall risk that she was placed in front of the nurses station, but when you saw that she was becoming agitated and behaving dangerously, you pushed her off somewhere where she was unable to be observed. I don't think you were "wrong" to delegate, but she probably should have been in someone's line of sight while waiting for care. Then again, maybe the facility or family needs to provide a sitter for her if things are that extreme. Nurses and CNAs have many patients to care for. It's easy to say "should have" or "could have" when you're not neck-deep in the bustle.
    X-ray results usually specify if an injury appears old or new.
    I wish you well.

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    Quote from rabidlark

    If possibility #2 happens, I was thinking of taking the NCLEX-RN in another state then endorse my RN license then take my deficiency classes as required by the CA-BRN.

    Do you think that would be a good idea? Because I heard from people with the same situation as I do that it took them 2-3 years before they were prioritized by colleges that offer deficiency classes.
    That actually doesn't work. California requirements will be the same whether you are licensed in another state, or not. I'm USA born and raised, was educated in the USA, have a license in another state, and still had to send all my transcripts to qualify for a California license.
    Good luck! I hope you are able to test with no difficulty.

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    I like my job, too ...but I'm going to observe a moment of silence for the all the unhappy people. I've been there, as well.

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    Quote from MommyRN89
    Hi, if a nurse edits a note to include an addendum as a correction to a note made earlier, is that considered falsification?

    ...only if it's false.

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    Mavrick, sevensonnets, and cleback like this.

    It sounds as though you're being underutilized and upset because of it? being assigned only CNA duties after being hired as an RN?
    Your post really is confusing beyond that.

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    FSZ Student Nurse, kiszi, Davey Do, and 14 others like this.

    Quote from FLnurse1127
    Recently, my unit manager asked us all to write an email explaining why we are clocking out after our scheduled shift. This is to be done after every late clock out.

    While I am a new RN, I have a feeling this issue is not limited to being a new grad learning time management. There are so many factors that affect whether or not I get out on time.

    I'm curious, on average, how long after your shift do you stay, giving report, documenting, etc? What kind of circumstances get in the way of you clocking out on time? If you don't mind also sharing, how many years experience do you have in acute care?

    I will share: I have six months exp.
    Factors that affect me: interruptions during report, late admissions or discharges (6:30 or later), late med passes, having to complete documenting, giving report to multiple nurses, a generally hectic day, just to name a few...
    It's rare for me to stay for more than 15 minutes past shift change and I often leave 10-15 minutes early when I'm giving back patients to the same nurse I got them from. My employer staffs well, though.
    Make sure you stay clocked in while you're writing your report about why you're late ...and go ahead and add that to your list of reasons. Why do they think giving us more work makes us finish faster?

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    Quote from KatieMI
    When YOU, with your Southern Texan speech (which would, at best, go as "weird" up North) would made to go to that "pronunciation class" after moving to Boston, MA, then and only then I or any other foreign-born medical worker would do the same. Not before that.
    South Texas speech is actually pretty non distinct, it's the northern and eastern Texans that have a "twang". I'm from south Texas and people have a difficult time figuring me out. I do say "ya'll" on occasion, though. That's made a few people jump back and ask me where the "heck" I'm from.

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    It's not "your" shift anymore. Your coworker can't cover his OWN shift.