nurse2033 16,748 Views
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There must be ACT prep courses. I would take one if you're not confident. And why do people think 40 is old? I was over 40 when I learned to snowboard, mountain bike, and got 2 nursing degrees. Oh and joined the military. Go for it!
I don't work in your specialty but I've had rough patches in my career. Hating my job was one... You need to adjust your attitude. I don't mean you have a bad attitude, but you need to look at your job in a different way. Since what you are doing isn't working for you, do something different. I started to focus on my own internal compass of what I felt was a good day, not what I was receiving from my dysfunctional workplace. My problem was management, not the patients, but it took me a long time to readjust so I could at least, not hate going to work. Every job has its ups and downs so this skill will serve you well over your career. Look for makes you feel good at work and focus on that. If there is truly nothing, ask yourself what would be different in a different environment. Sometimes leaving is the best choice, but not the only one. I hope that helps...
You are right, your time is not valued. The hospital takes it and claims it for themselves. We get $4/hr and I like it so much I just quit (not the only issue). If you don't get called in they use your paid time off to cover it so we never have vacation time for oh say, a vacation. It works out great for the hospital. It is not ethical or just and I won't take it any more.
"I'm sorry that happened to you".
"I can't imagine how you must feel".
"That sounds awful".
"Is there anything I can do for you?"
If you feel they would be comfortable, you can put your hand on their arm or shoulder- but no hugs.
Do not press them, and let them talk if they want to. Make yourself available.
My job title is Clinical Educator but I function also as a Staff Developer at times and, (although I try to stay out of it) a bit of Clinical Nurse Specialist. I work at a small hospital and my reach is great. At a much larger organization, my lane would be much more narrow. I would take that into consideration. I have a lot of freedom and flexibility, and love it because of that. As long as I get the job done, everyone is happy. I agree with LLG. Good luck.
I doubt we will hear from the OP again, by now he surely left nursing for a more manly job in construction LOL
Photos should not be allowed in areas where other patients might be seen. I just tell people they can't take pictures in this area... And if they want to amuse themselves by taking pictures of themselves, it just keeps them off the call light.
Yes, per semester. A recent study showed that the system can't pay a reasonable rate to adjuncts. Read it here Study says too costly to pay adjuncts more.
Being an adjunct is a great way to get experience, but not to make a living. Another study showed that it takes 4-40 hours to produce 1 hour of effective education. If you can find a class and teach it forever, that will be worthwhile. But taking new classes will kill you in prep time.
There is only 1 time in the ED- NOW. Do it, chart it, because there is no later. You can never remember everything and if you fall behind you will inevitably leave something out. Unless someone is literally dying, take the time to chart before the next task. Good luck.
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