Latest Comments by dream'n

Latest Comments by dream'n

dream'n, BSN, RN 8,534 Views

Joined Aug 28, '06. Posts: 814 (55% Liked) Likes: 2,130

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    Schedule the test right away. I really don't believe the NCLEX is a test that really can be studied for. It just clicks or it doesn't. But studying for 2 months already, I say get on with your life and take the darn test.

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    caliotter3, KZ2016, and TheCommuter like this.

    I've had a couple friends that are not nurses, go and get Bachelor and Master degrees in something called "Health Care Administration." It has put them both on the long road to nowhere.

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    With all due respect, I think focusing on making another tool for nurse's to complete is contrary to the rest of your post about overworked, overwhelmed nurses. Nurse's are too busy to notice patient changes because they are overwhelmed, so let's add more checklists/documentation?? Um, no. How about we add more nurses??

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    l1234567, LadysSolo, Ruas61, and 4 others like this.

    I agree with you OP. If it was my family member and I'd already said no, I better not see or hear anything else about it. Leave alone in peace to grieve.

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    Loracs72, OCNRN63, GM2RN, and 1 other like this.

    Mammyogram for mammogram, drives me crazy. And we've all heard Phenergren for Phenergan

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    MostlysunnyRN likes this.

    Over a lifetime jobs come and go, and even almost all coworkers do too. Jobs/Careers are to support us and ours and hopefully give us some personal fulfillment in whatever form that takes. BUT it is not who we are. Your value is not tied to your career. Take the time off, rest and spend time with your little ones. Stop feeling weird or guilty for not working. Because again, a career does not define you or your life.

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    GrumpyRN63 likes this.

    Quote from Caroline123
    Ageism, no question mark needed it's a fact! I hope you were able to get into something better!
    Thanks, working in a much better place with a huge decrease in stress.

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    Fiona59 likes this.

    Ageism?? Experienced it firsthand unfortunately. Glad I'm out of the hospital BS.

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    prnqday likes this.

    I always have some coworkers dieting, so I usually make a 'berry bowl'. Just fresh strawberries, blackberries, raspberries, and blueberries. I bring whipped cream separately with sugar packets and Splenda. That way people can keep it low calorie or sweeten it up however they want. Or I make my secret 'dill dip' with lots of fresh veggies. Both dishes are quick to put together before work

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    Quote from Babyeen
    Hi all nurses!

    I am stuck between a rock and a hard place and need a bit of advice. I have been working in a nursing home as assistant nurse for two years. I have recently graduated my diploma of nursing making me an endorsed enrolled nurse and gained casual work at a local private hospital. I still work as an ain at the nursing home as i need the permanent money until i pick up more work at the hospital. My problem is that i dont like working at the nursing home i much prefer the hospital where i am employed as an EEN. Is it too risky to leave the permanent job for a casual job? My heart says yes but mind says no. Help!!
    I don't understand most of this post. What is an "endorsed enrolled nurse", an "EEN", or an "ain". I'm thinking you're not in the US, but please explain what these titles are?

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    JossAY and NuGuyNurse2b like this.

    You can't refuse without risking your job. That said, I have seen certain units always be short (usually because it stinks and no one wants to work there or the hospital is purposely not hiring to save money) and the nicer unit nurses always being floated to fill the holes. That is one reason I left hospital nursing.

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    Disrespectful and demeaning to the profession of nursing

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    rnccf2007 likes this.

    I hear ya OP. I just left my bedside hospital position and am starting to feel human again Years ago I told myself I would NEVER work LTC again, now I'm adding to the list acute bedside nursing. And I don't give a flying fig how anyone feels about it. My new position is in a new specialty out of hospital, and I'm feeling so much better already. Bedside nursing is ridiculous and miserable now days.

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    icuRNallie, Cricket183, shan03, and 17 others like this.

    Quote from macawake

    Yeah, I wouldn't be caught dead wearing that particular Tshirt. How ridiculous.

    When it comes to education I personally don't think that a nursing degree qualifies as one of the more difficult ones. Of course it's all relative and different people find different things challenging depending on their individual strengths and weaknesses.

    As far as the job itself, I do believe that it is a rather demanding profession.
    I think that the mix of shift work (which is common in healthcare even if not everyone does it), inadequate staffing levels, the very real possibility that a human being gets seriously harmed or even dies if you make a mistake and the frequent and close contact with human suffering, the various emotional manifestations of loss (of function, ability, health) and death sets healthcare work apart from many other professions. So yes, I think that it can be a hard job.

    If I'd venture a guess, I'd say that the rate of burnout and compassion fatigue is significantly lower among for example librarians and botanists (but what would I know, I'm neither).

    So yes, I think that nursing has its challenges but you certainly don't have to sacrifice your life in order to be a nurse. I find that kind of martyrdom attitude rather off-putting.
    Now a shirt that says, "I sacrificed my mental health for nursing" sometimes feels a bit true, LOL

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    No, my hospital doesn't dispose of the glove boxes usually. Perhaps they do for contact rooms, that I don't know.