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we(nurses) need to support each other no matter what level of title we uphold but the BSN/ BS and higher degrees seems to be the current flow of the wave for nursing and we will have to ride with the wave if we are to continue our progress in nursing-as many of us have left the beside, so we need to think out of the box-it's not about management positions nor money but it seems higher education(titles) is the wave of the future, most positions away from beside, as mentioned, only say " BSN preferred" for now it is, in the future most positions will possibly say required. we have to love it or leave it, and for all the work put into school, continuinged and our nursing if we are still in it we must love it, so will have to follow suit to stay in what we love.
you have my support as a nurse--it's sad when we can't work as a team to assist the patients instead question each other's nursing judgement-in a humilating way at that, but it's best to always consider care of patient first just as you did and to piggyback on karen-diffusion of the situation with help of supervisors can stop the unprofessional ranting of a coworker as you experienced. sorry you are going thru this. hope things work out for you-you sound like you really enjoy your job but, if there is no dignity in your workplace(facility) and if management will not consider that patient care could possibly be compromised by other coworkers not following policy/procedures or just not using good nursing judgement then you might want to consider if this facility is the place that you are willing to risk continued humilation /or loss of licensure :smiley_abcare plans should never contain a duel between nurses. protect yourself
I totally understand to posters question also, I worked in psych for most of my nursing career, I have always loved psychology. the brain/mind is so complex and we all can be a few thoughts or one thought away from needing committment. some of us have chemical imbalances that causes us to act out and require treatment others have situation circumstances and for whatever reason are able to endure and function on the outside. working children/youth units I loved the nuturing/guidance provided to the children and some did have clinical depression or psychosis and to see them turn around enough to be placed back into their environment was very rewarding, same goes for those adults. some cases as far as the children were heart breaking and challenging. I think every nurse is a psych nurse if you are dealing with a living individual-you have to take a holistic approach in any type of nursing field dealing with different personalities not of just patients but also family members of the patient. Yes psychiatric nursing can affect you in many different ways but again in agreement with "wolfie" it depends on amount of exposure and our own coping mechanisms if this is an appropriate field of nursing-not everyone wants to deal with adverse behaviors--which sometimes makes us look deeper into ourselves.
patients are suffering along with the coworkers and not to mention the nurse who is trying to make a change for the better, main goal if we will stay within this profession is to take care of our nursing responsibilities as best we can without being negligent and when the oven gets too hot we have to leave, but always in good standing. It is sad that there are hundreds of good seasoned nurses resistent to working in hospitals due to the politics of things. I didn't feel I could provide adequate care for patients so I had to find a different way of being an advocate instead of in patient hands on--home health is not too far from this crisis also.
healthcare has become a business assembly line unfortunately. nurses as well as doctors are overworked-not as appreciated as in the past, nursing is not a distingusted profession anymore, but if we are going to remain in this line of work, we need to remain advocates for patients and listen to them to advoid deadly mistakes. we never know when we or our loved ones will be that patient in triage in an understaffed, overcrowed waiting room not able to speak up for our selves with classic symptoms of a pending medical crisis that will be missed or overlooked. It is sad.
hi the abg site is a very good site, esp. enjoyed case studies, it informative and very helpful to provide case senarios. ABG's/compensation can be difficult to understand if you are not reguarly working in a critical care setting.
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