luvmyc, LPN 918 Views
Joined Aug 24, '16.
Posts: 67 (60% Liked)
It all depends on the location you work. Where I am, the doctors are very respectful of all the nursing staff; they're wonderful. Similar with patients. Some people are just rude in general and those people take it out on the easiest targets. Usually the nurse.
Shame on you for speaking of human beings like that! Don't become a CNA, this clearly isn't for you. I would never let anyone with that attitude or frame of mind care for my loved one.
Law Enforcement. I still dream about changing careers at times.
Nope. I get verbally abused on a daily basis where I work.
It's not Texas but look at Clovis Community College in NM. I'm taking A&P 2 right now. Very affordable.
Your worries sound like my worries 6 years ago. But I'm so glad I went for it. I had zero self confidence. And let's talk anxiety. My son died the month before I started. I had no job. I get anxiety. But I did it, and I did well. I graduated very confident and on the dean's list. Just go for it.
I think every woman has experienced this. Last month I had to just grab a maternity pad. It happens.
Consider this - a bad way to die in medical hands is an all in, full heroic measures advanced life support resuscitation attempt. The patient lives there while person after person punch them in the chest, while others stab them repeatedly with sharp objects (cannulation attempts, arterial blood has sampling, maybe even a couple of tries with a bone gun). We repeatedly administer electric shocks powerful enough to cause burns and their body to spasm painfully - especially if they have a few broken ribs.
Pain relief and sedation don't scare me - I'll take that over a resus any day.
Palliative care (and then hospice care) was a godsend to me. My beautiful 3 year old son died next to me in bed at home. And everything was peaceful. I had watched him have a horrific code (30 minutes long and then ECMO) 16 months prior, so I decided I was going to choose a peaceful (and inevitable) death for him. The last part of his life, I didn't want him to struggle or feel pain! And thanks to palliative care (and hospice) it was very minimized. I wasn't stupid, I knew he was going to die. I'm thankful palliative care guided me through that process.
Without those pain meds, my very young heart would have been ripped out even more watching him struggle.
You are not killing anyone! When I started my son in palliative care, I already knew, their was no 'curing' or fixing what he was going to die from. It was about quality of life. And that is way more important than quantity. I was not in control, my son't doctors were not in control, and his nurses were certainly not in control.
You would have quite an uphill battle. First, getting into a program. As others have said, then being allowed at certain clinical sites and then finally (IF that all works out for you) being able to sit for your boards. From what I remember, you'd have to write a letter to the BON explaining what happened and see if they would allow you to. Even having it expunged is no guarantee.
What about adding a paragraph to resume stating you would appreciate any opportunity, even an LPN duty position to start,to prove yourself before advancing to the RN position you are aiming for?
Just brainstorming ideas... Or is there a local Impaired Nurses support group that could give you advice as to how they got through and re-entered the workforce?
I have been a CNA for 26 plus years, and an Emt-B for seven and a half years. In my career I've seen the good and bad of everything I've had some hell yeah calls, as well as shed a few tears, a few laughs, and held the hand of people who are dying in so many different scenarios. Most of it I've worked hospice and that is my niche.
Now, as I am turning 50, I'm getting out of my comfort zone as a CNA, and I'm starting school to get my LPN which is something I've wanted to do for a long time. I got to thinking the other night that's so many nurses always look for money first wear when I go into a job I look at how can I improve myself and the care of my patients, as well as make them as comfortable as possible and then I look at the money and the benefits.
Am I the only one who thinks that way or is it just because of being older and seeing everything I have that that's the way I think? Yes money is good and yes I do like to have a little extra because of my skill and the care and my experience but I think sometimes some nurses get away from the care and making patients comfortable and worried more about how much they're making an hour and how much they can get vs patient care and a job well done.
For sure NO. And I work for the federal government. No one gets my original license except for me.
I'm a nurse in a federal facility and my husband is security in the same place. It can get VERY chaotic and on edge and our security absolutely canNOT touch the patient if they are coming at a nurse or have a weapon. They are basically there to observe and call the police. We have signs up saying that is illegal to threaten employees and have threatening behavior. Let me tell you how much that helps! Ha! It's ridiculous.
No, becoming a nurse is never 'a waste of time'. Nice way to ask that, by the way.
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