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  • Aug 27
  • Aug 27

    Are you suggesting that people could only possibly have one or the other motivation, not both? Why?

  • Aug 27

    Quote from BeenThere2012
    Yes agreed. Whatever happened to being able to question your accusers? Is that the prosecuting attorney or the people who bring the complaint? Who technically are the accusers? I have a case now where the statements made by another nurse are totally false as well as other inconsistencies. I found this out once the discovery came. I know these statements and others had a big effect on my case. My hands are tied. My lawyer didn't recommend a hearing.
    The whole problem is that with the BON it is "administrative", not "legal" per se. The rules are very different. And that's how the BON "traps" the nurse-----because nurses are usually not schooled in legal process and because they're terrified when they find out that there's been a complaint filed against them. They don't know what their rights are----the BON makes the nurse thinks they have no rights, and that is not true.

    Just because your lawyer didn't recommend a hearing or request one doesn't mean that you still can't get one. Your hands are not tied. If you received the statements from the nurse in discovery, then you should be aware of who the nurse is. If not, use your right to file a Freedom of Information Act request for information. Since the BON is a government entity, they are bound by the same laws and must disclose the information you ask for.

    If the accusations are false and you can prove they are false, do it. Request a hearing, get your ducks in a row and then the nurse that made the false accusations will have to testify at the hearing if the BON wants the accusations to stick. Your attorney can make the nurse that filed the complaint appear & testify. The problem is that the BON makes the nurse prove that they're innocent & lays the burden of proof on them rather than putting the burden of proof on the complainant to prove that the allegations are true, like in criminal court.

  • Aug 25

    I'm so sorry this is costing you so much because you could have gotten that BSN for a bare fraction of that cost if you had come here to ask about it beforehand rather than trying to get out of it afterward! does your employer pay a little more in wage for the bsn? it usually isn't much but it might help eventually. you still have to pay off the loans but maybe you will earn a little more than you did with the ADN?

  • Aug 24

    Why do you have to go at 5 AM and leave past midnight?

    If it is "doubling", set limits as above. If it is your charting, tying loose ends, etc., then you even more have to put accents on developing organization and prioritization skills and limiting total load.

    Your working 100 hours/week does NOT benefit you, your patients, your colleagues or even your employer, ultimately. Neither medical mustakes, nor playing with employment laws sounds like fun and great idea. You put your own life, as well as others', on line by doing that. So just stop it. Right now, this very moment.

  • Aug 24

    Stop taking those extra shifts! You are teaching those who ask that you won't say no, and they know now who they can sucker into it. Your body and patient care will suffer if you keep this up. Stop it!

    Practice in the mirror if you have to, and remember "No" is a complete sentence.

  • Aug 20

    I left the floor approximately 8 months ago to work for an insurance company.

    I do not regret it one bit, nor do I feel any morsel of guilt for removing myself from the verbally aggressive families, demanding patients and unrealistic administration at the specialty hospital where I worked for six years.

  • Aug 20

    I do more well-rounded nursing (in a school setting) than I ever could in the cookie-cutter, assembly-line morass of overwork that is now acute care.

    Feeling of guilt? Hell to the no. More like feelings of sympathy for fellow nurses working back in those soul sucking trenches.

    Just as well, too. If anyone gave me a "script" to use with my "customer" I would be mortified after having vomited on their shoes...

  • Aug 20

    Well, goodness! It sounds like you have a great deal, at least schedule wise...why change it just because someone asked a question like that? Maybe SHE feels guilty about not working in the hospital.

    To answer your question--no, not at all. I do not miss the wear and tear on my body. I miss the bedside (patients), but not the hours, the aforementioned wear and tear on my body, the schedules, etc. I still get to be involved in patient lives as a NP and that "feeds" that part of nursing for me.

    Enjoy not being at the bedside rather than letting her guilt be yours. A "nurse by any other name is still a nurse" (a sorta but not quite Shakespearean comment.

  • Aug 20

    A coworker (non-nurse, very nice) said to me yesterday "Don't you feel guilty not working in a hospital? Don't you miss it, being a real nurse?"
    I politely explained to this person that "real" nurses come in many forms, it's just the environment and skills utilized that vary. As far as feeling guilty...no. But the question had me wondering...are there nurses who have decided to leave the hospital setting but end up feeling guilty about it?
    I have worked a LOT of years in the hospital setting and in the past 5 years or so branched out to other flavors of nursing...I have toyed with the idea of returning to the hospital setting, but frankly, I am not sure I am up to the 12 hour shifts on top of the drive time (45 min on way if traffic is good) plus the weekend/holiday/short staff issues that plague and will continue to plague nursing. I work a M-F, no weekend/holiday position closer to home with occasional call.
    Just curious as to what others who have left hospital nursing think about what she asked...

  • Aug 20

    I'll admit, I did not go into nursing because I had some sort of experience or because I wanted to help people.

    I was a single mom in the early 1990's watching many things become automated and masses of people being laid off. I hadn't finished my BFA before becoming pregnant and I needed to find something I could do that would support my daughter and myself. My line of thinking was I could get an LPN in one year and a machine couldn't replace me.... (little did I know the things that could and would in the future)

    I liked nursing when I was in school and even my first jobs.... but I had that one patient.

    I was assigned because I had the least seniority and no-one else wanted a man that was dying "because he had been too vain to have a tumor removed that might leave a scar". I knew nothing of hospice... "letting a patient die" was not seen as medicine but the lack of heroic efforts. (please remember I am talking about a long time ago)

    I learned from that patient and family a lot about compassion, living a quality life, making your own decisions and respecting others decisions. I cared for them in the way I would want to be cared for... and some where in the process felt my value to them and fell in love with nursing.

    A few years later I would be in the position to teach others, to train new nurses, and the passion for what I do became even stronger.

    I couldn't have stayed a nurse for as long as I have though, if I had not found that passion.. call it rewarding, fulfilling, enjoyable, whatever you like, it does more then pay my bills, it satisfies a part of me that nothing else has.

  • Aug 18

    How would you enforce a " be nice all the time rule"?

  • Aug 18

    I find intelligence, kindness, and a sense of humor attractive....regardless of profession.

  • Aug 17

    I'm going to sound awful, but I think my almost fifteen years in the medical field is enough for humans. Maybe a five or ten to a homeless person once in a while, a twenty to the Red Cross. Animals are where I shine. I've fostered and adopted many rescues, actually volunteered at the APL, and they've gotten a few hundred from me for seven? years. I just have so much more sympathy for the furry in need, cuz they love you no matter what. Even dogs rescued from dog fighting rings are sweet most of the time.

  • Aug 15

    SMH why anyone would want to be a nurse , when these are the working conditions/ extreme liability one has to endure


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