dream'n, BSN, RN 11,028 Views
Joined Aug 28, '06.
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The abuse I've seen so far in psych nursing is done by the patient to the staff.
You are not working two part time jobs. The second job is 40 hours a week and that is full time. No way I could do this schedule.
OP, please remember your post once you're working as a LPN, I think you will be very surprised. When I worked the floor, I almost couldn't get out of my car after driving home because my feet and back hurt so much. Then I'd cripple around the house for the first couple of days off work.
JMHO, but I started nursing eons ago in my very early 20s. I worked as a nurse for about 18 years, then took a break doing a non-healthcare related job for a year, then had to return to nursing to pay the bills. That year of not nursing was the most stress-free and relaxing time of my working career. So yeah, I feel nurses deserve huge kudos for what we do and the 'stories' don't bother me at all because I have a few of them of my own
I was born with a fiery temper, but it is much better as I've gotten older and wiser. At work I'm professional, but have I cussed at a driver that cut me off? Um, yeah. Do I have a sailor's mouth at home sometimes? Um, yeah. Have I responded rudely when spoken to badly outside of work? Um, yeah. I'm a person (and an Irish redhead raised in a large, loud family ), so no I'm not perfect.
I could go on and on about this, but I'll keep it short. I help when I am able. I can't remember ever working with a nurse that acted "too superior" to clean or toilet patients. Seriously. Nurses deal with emesis, sputum, blood, and all types of body fluids, so I really doubt that most believe they are too good to help with poop and pee. I also have always heard CNAs complain that the nurses don't help "when they're right there" or "they're not doing anything". I also have had CNAs roll their eyes or even refuse when I've asked for assistance because I had other priorities at the moment. I've never seen a CNA work overtime finishing their shift for more than perhaps 30 minutes, but I have seen nurses stay 1, 2, or more HOURS late finishing their work on a regular basis. When my 12 hour shift has morphed into 15 hours long and my CNAs left right on time, it can get really frustrating hearing this. I agree that CNAs have a very difficult job and are not paid nearly what they deserve, but this CNA vs Nurse crap has got to stop
I found the new regulations; Federal Register
Medicare and Medicaid Programs; Reform of Requirements for Long-Term Care Facilities
They are from the federal Medicare and Medicaid Program and apply only to LTC facilities.
Send a nice Thank You for your time and consideration note. And add that you really enjoyed getting to know the unit and other employers, and if any other opportunities exist, you would appreciate that they consider you.
It's worked well for me in the past.
So I have been working on a very busy med tele floor for 8 months. This is my first job as an RN. Everyone tells me things will get better after a year but things are getting worse. My anxiety is at an all time high. I feel very unsafe and dangerous. I started crying while giving meds because I felt that i was doing something wrong. Nobody would help me. Charge wouldn't pick up the phone. I seriously grabbed a syringe of insulin that night and thought about just ending everything. My state of mind is all over the place. Never had an issue with anxiety but I have dealt with mdd when. I was younger. I know I should see someone but I don't think I can continue working if I'm admitted to a psych unit. I guess my question is does anyone know if you can continue working as a nurse if you need to be admitted to psych in the state of Florida.
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