DreamyEyes 6,926 Views
Joined Mar 2, '07.
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1. Novelist of espionage, thriller, and suspense books
2. Freelance writer
3. Reporter for a newspaper or magazine
4. DJ of an oldies station or smooth jazz radio station
5. Food critic
6. Wine taster
7. Traveling businesswoman
8. Film critic
9. Middle management government worker (for the guaranteed pension)
I have heard and read the same questions rather frequently. Heck, I am almost certain that you have probably encountered these very same questions, too.
I think safety is more linked to how much you sleep, not how many days you work. If you get your rest, you should be good
Fun post! Can't wait to hear responses!
1. Pediatrics- It's where my heart is. I love children, I think they are so special. I love their imaginations and their innocence. PICU gives me a chance to use all my technical nursing skills.
2. Labor and Delivery- I think there is something special about the miracle of birth and I love the supportive role of the nurse in L&D.
3. Wound Care- I love the complexity of some wounds and the critical thinking component. I love that you have to examine the entire patient- home situation, diagnoses, symptoms, finances, etc. and come up with the best treatment plan.
Where I would not like to work:
1. Emergency- I like to build relationships with patients and be able to follow up.
2. Rehab- just not for me
3. Burn nursing- I couldn't handle seeing patients in so much unmanagable pain.
I work for a locked mental health facility and I love it!
short staffed, no supplies, same old complaints as always. But I have the kicker of all kickers.
The call lights at my LTCF sound just like the phones at my local walmart!!!!!!!
It's horrible. Finish a 24H weekend and stop by to get some dinner (cause i dont eat after work or take lunch breaks) and its like PTSD. All i hear is call lights! I thought i was going crazy till i realized what it was.
The best shift to work as a new grad, is the shift they'll hire you for.
Neither. I prefer my days off.
They are just killing me. Why is it that so many of them feel so entitled to sit in their aging parents rooms and just boss us nurses to HELL and back, while they sit there, fully able to do much of what we're doing for their parent, but simply do NOT have the time to do when we have other patients and issues to deal with. i MEAN -- can't they get mom up at least perhaps ONCE during the day? Does it have to be a nurse doing it every single time, ten times a day??
I just came off a shift tonight where I literally waitressed all day long, making and fetching coffee and water and 100 millions cups of juice for these patients (because we're always short a tech) -- and a patient's daughter was literally screaming at nurses at change of shift to come in and do something or other for her mother. It was absolutely NOT an emergency. (She was actually screaming -- "Good thing it WASN'T an emergency!!" These people have been on our unit for over 2-3 weeks, running every nurse on the unit ragged. Their mother is far over 80 years old and is only going to head to weeks of rehab after being on our unit. They want a private nurse -- that is what they want and need. But they can't get that on a floor. I think their call light was on for perhaps five minutes, max.
I am just SO tired of family members not understanding what we do -- and our managers from the floor to the corporate headquarters not backing us up to explain it to them. We are simply to treat everyone as our "family members" and go above and beyond 1000 percent of the time. Who goes above and beyond FOR NURSES??? DOES ANYONE???
We have no private space to do our charting, we are like fish in a bowl for these family members. If they see you at the nursing station -- that's it. They are ON YOU like flies. If they don't have a reason to bug you, they will find one. So, you don't get your charting done on time and are left to stay after a shift for an hour.
I am just so tired of it. So burnt out. Is it any wonder why they can't keep nurses for long? I mean -- come on, management -- take a LOOK at what you are doing to nurses nowadays. Put some LIMITS, please, on these family members. It is OUT OF CONTROL.
No, keeping the toenails clipped is expected of aides everywhere I have ever worked. The only exception is with diabetic residents, in which case the nurse has to do it. I can't imagine how expensive it would be to have a podiatrist come and clip residents' nails every time they need it.
So I am in LPN school and work as a Care Manager (fancy term as a CNA/Home Health Aide) in an assisted living place and I adore it!!!! I look foward to going to work each day and smile though every shift. I have been doing this for years and love it. When people ask me what field of nursing I want to go into I say LTC or Assisted Living and they look at me like I have two heads!!!!!
Is that really that weird?? Yes, I know I won't get to use as many "technical" skills but I love hearing the stories, making the residents smile and being there because quite frankly some of them haven't seen their family in years and you are the only one who are there for them. And isn't nursing about caring?
Oh and I float to dementia too and I LOVE it!
Does anyone else feel that way? Do you think I am crazy?
Also, Will I be doing much Bedside care as an LPN or will it be up to the CNAs? If i want to be doing much care what is better AL or LTC??
I liked to sit in random seats to throw people out of their comfort zones.
I am fed up with feeling that what I do is never enough. Never.
When i applied as a new grad i felt like alot of places i was being taken advantage of. One hospital, for an ER position night shift i was being offered 18.50/hr part time. I know i'm new but i believe i'm worth more than that. I can't even make a living much less pay off my 4 years of college school loans.
i turned it down.
OMG if I hear one more person call a brief a diaper..........................................
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