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By brandy1017

Joined Jun 30, '02. Posts: 1,404 (62% Liked) Likes: 2,737

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  1. Double strand of pearl crotch?! OUCH!!!!!!! Plus, with my luck, the string would break, and loose pearls would start...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Its pretty clear that this is a "flow" problem and not an MD one. Sounds like your hospital needs better leadership
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. If you have 5 to 6 patients AND several open rooms per nurse..... that chaos isn't all on the docs. Wow. Sounds like your...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. I totally get the issue and can easily imagine the chaos. However, I can't figure out a decent answer. Assuming that...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. I'd say ortho is the worst of that list. Floated there a few times as a CNA and put it on my "never, ever, ever; will live...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. LOL sounds like all of nursing is hell and can have a high turn over rate. I need to find another career. Nursing is truly...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. Ortho is very stressful physically---lots of lifts and transfers. However, I would be a nervous wreck with the other...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Bingo! In this day and age, the bedside nurse is viewed as a largely invisible cog in the profit-generating machine better...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. I don't necessarily care about a lack of upward mobility, but I care deeply about the lack of reasonable compensation. It is...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. Brekka, just an FYI, I've been on these boards for a decade and lindarn has been one of the most passionate promoters of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. Yeah, what I hate is the passive-aggressive co-worker and the gleeful backstabbers. Sometimes they are one and the same....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. So, maybe 'uniform allowance' is a benny gone by the wayside, but couldn't they at least issue a Depends allowance (generic...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. So, so sad. I do believe we have all become slaves to the corporations.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. I was told by the DON of an LTC that I spent too much time talking with the patients, and that the reality of 'now' is that...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I see that you've gone ahead and made the assumption that nurses who complain about legitimate concerns have done so without...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. I have been a nurse for 2 yrs only in a medsurge unit but once in a while I would contemplate on switching to adifferent job...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  17. Spot on Art.. I did "advance" my career. However, referring to nurses that feel stuck as "a truckload of whining...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nursing is something I still love to do. However, the reasons these ladies give are all very valid reasons for leaving. I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. That's not only in the hospital environment lee1. I work in a SNF, 90+ beds. On the day shift we have 4 nurses on the units....
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Dnnc52, you said it very well. To only add: One of the reasons I became a nurse was to have a job. When one never knows...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. I think I choose "Poor management" which I feel is the result of many of the other options 1. Overworked 1. Overworked-...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  22. I left a position I loved because I was feeling overwhelmed by the insane demands placed on the nursing staff. PT doesn't...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  23. After 20 years I had major burn-out. Also as an LPN trained in bedside nursing we were being tossed from the hospitals and I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  24. I burnt out twice, both times from backstabbing from other nurses. Also, I got tired of all the hoops we have to go through...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  25. lee1, Congratulations on all those years and making it through and OUT! :yes:
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  26. what my former co-workers in the ICU say to me when I ask how they are doing. "same ____, different day, for the last 20...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  27. I left hospital nursing (Pedi-Adolescent Pulmonary) in 1994 for many of these reasons. The top reason had to be under...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  28. For me, it has been working with people who are rude, passive aggressive, gossipy, and unfair. I have a good team now but...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. My top reasons for wanting to leave are: 3, 4, 9, 11, 12. It's exhausting with 4 cardiac Tele patients, 12 hours of running...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  30. Yes and a 10 pt workload ( or more, if someone calls out) is very normal for CNA's at an LTC! They have to treat the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  31. Just rec'd a letter from corporate about how much they agonized​ over the upcoming pay cut, and how they would, as soon as...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  32. I don't think the ANA is the proper entity to fight for bedside nurses. Not anymore. They spent so many years focusing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  33. I read the article about how administration needs to limit overtime hours and not make us work our full hours before or...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  34. Other: The current "Customer Service" craze.
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  35. All of the above. I especially like #10. The trend towards managers that are not qualified for the role/position they have...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  36. If forgot to add that after 30 plus years of eating a meal in 5 minutes or not eating for the 8 or 12 hr shift, it takes a...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  37. The first post said it all for me ! I have been a nurse for 37 years, 36 yrs have been spent at the bedside. I honestly ...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  38. I had the pleasure of starting out in nursing when it was well-paid, the staffing and ratios weren't ever an issue, and all...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  39. Good question. When I asked the question I meant why nurses left the bedside since many nurses start out in this role. No...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  40. I was a patient care nurse for 30 years, the last 25 in the OR. I was tired of the lack of staffing, outright lies told by...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  41. That is because with the surplus of nurses looking for ANY job, we are expendable. You don't like the job,don't let the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. If management thinks that all that can be done in an 8 hour shift, how about keeping track how much time each of the above...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  43. Brekka, I won't quote your whole post above in the interest of saving space. Just know I hear you! Sounds about like my...
    brandy1017
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  44. They do, at least once a year when State comes. Twice if corporate visits.
    brandy1017
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. All of the above along with horrible scheduling that gets old after so many years.
    brandy1017
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. For me it comes down to 3 big issues: Staffing, workload, and management. The sad thing is, even with mediocre pay, if these...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. I would add that nurses who do little or nothing to advance their education or career are in danger of ending up "trapped"...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  48. Everything TheCommuter listed and more. I'm still a nurse, but left the bedside after just a year. I couldn't take the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  49. Because we are worked like a mule with brutal work conditions.. with unsafe ratios.. to make money for the man.
    brandy1017
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  50. Tired of working hard, loving what you do, patient's are important in that they function better, you advocate more. ...
    brandy1017
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion


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