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Msdee1226, I would be so interested in talking with you. Can you email me at email@example.com? Thanks
I think I was fascinated by CC7's post. I really tried to read it all. But I simply can't read long posts that don't have paragraphs.
Can someone smarter than me explain why that is?
I've checked out some PA programs recently and agree with you. I have been needing an upgrade of my education for quite some time and have zilch interest in nursing theory. Unfortunately, that isn't going to happen.
You say your coworkers are very considerate and never turn you down. Don't walk away from this chance to grow in a supportive environment. Take the advice that Tricia has provided and give yourself the opportunity to make it. You aren't going to find a better employer any time soon.
You need to look at individual nursing programs to find the program that looks like it will be best for you and your situation. Go to the Board website of each state and look at the list of approved programs, then visit the websites to see what interests you. Narrow it down. Make direct inquiries. Visit the campus if possible. There are a lot of nursing programs in those three states. You will be busy for some time researching this.
Even if it were allowed, it would be terrible to have the perfect clinical placement resulting in your desire to get hired onto a unit, and you find out after the fact that the reason your application at the facility was nixed was over attitudes about your professional appearance. Sound far fetched? Decision makers don't always voice their inward predilections. "Cutesy hair" is as good a reason to go on to the next candidate as any. Wait until you are working as a nurse to show non-standard appearance, and only then, as long as you follow the dress code.
Extended care clients in the home who are nonverbal, usually children, and the parents are at work during your shift. You take report at the beginning of your shift, give report at the end, and spend the shift alone in the home with a patient who has nothing verbal to say. You would have to specifically ask for this type of case from the agency.
As Sour Lemon suggested, you should be hesitant to make assumptions. I would also consider a reduced part time schedule. One person only worked one shift a week at a facility where I once worked. That shift was the shift most likely for call-offs, so the employer was glad to have reliable coverage. I would try to avoid resigning outright.
The easy out is to tell them you are not going to apply for the position. In due time, perhaps you can revisit this, but for now, I can see where you would not want to go into details. Don't just do the application and hope for the best. As you said, you can't have a new employer. Don't push your luck.
In response to cc7's lengthy post, one could take the stance that eight hours of work equals eight hours of pay. However, the problem with nurses doing the job of the maid, is that for every minute they spend doing maid's work, that is one minute not spent caring for their patient. Wrong on more than one level.
Free range fecal production. Now that is one to remember!
Maybe next time they should deal with you directly instead of relying on a voicemail. Go on about your business. They can reschedule you at a time when you are able to comply.
You take a risk no matter what course of action you take. As a minimum though, I would ensure to keep my phone off while in class, even if it means leaving the phone in the car. All of this commotion is the price to pay because people want their phones on their person at all times. Just think how bad it was for those of us who went to school before the era of cell phones?
No matter how this turns out, I don't think I would be comfortable working in this environment in the long run. You have now been shown how you are regarded here. It is up to you to act on that information for your own benefit.
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