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Joined Apr 2, '03 - from 'Oregon'. klone is a L&D. She has '10+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Women's Health/OB Leadership'. Posts: 11,192 (55% Liked) Likes: 26,979

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  • Feb 24

    Sorry, haven't had your experience. I actually haven't had a bad nurse manager, much less one who was a "jerk." I had one I wasn't totally crazy about, but for the most part, they have been fair, good managers. It's not an easy position; it's hard to please both their employees as well as their superiors. I wouldn't want that job.

  • Feb 24

    Quote from NightNerd
    It is usually in the nurse's station, but she was breaking a sitter last night and a doc walking by the room noticed her sliding out of her chair. =/ It's not every shift, but just often enough that it's really bothering me, and especially since she was sitting at the time. I don't think whether it's slow should matter that much; I'm tired and bored too, but I get my sleep and find a way to stay awake for my shift.
    Maybe approach it from a place of concern? Mention the Doctor seeing her sleep and frame it like you want to help her stop sleeping so she won't get fired.

    Good luck.

  • Feb 24

    In California & NYC you can sleep. I would suggest coming up with brainstorming ideas that would allow night workers to take naps.

  • Feb 24

    If you perceive one person as a jerk, that person probably is a jerk. If you perceive everyone (or in your case, all managers) as a jerk, you might want to indulge in some self-reflection. Nurses are human, so some are jerks.

  • Feb 23

    Quote from Susie2310
    I think that the articles present nurses the way they really are. A mixture of education levels, maturity, socio-economic backgrounds, varied life experience/nursing experience etc. I think that's ok; it's a true reflection of nurses as a group, and that's what we are on here, a highly diverse group.

    Professional pride is good, but it can be taken too far. Then we just look silly and self-important.
    I'll be happy just looking literate.

  • Feb 23

    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    As an occasional AN writer .

    But really aren't we all? Perhaps I should my it to my CV under the Publications heading.

  • Feb 23

    Dear tnbutterfly, traumaRUs, and Joe V,

    This current post would make a better article than a lot of the articles that get posted as such. Please reconsider what you consider an article. Putting that label on it implies that it is an example of what allnurses is about....and sometimes that gets pretty cringy.

    I think the idea of having an "op-ed" tag in addition to the "article" tag is a great solution. That way those posts can be labeled with something more appropriate, and the "article" tag can become something that carries more weight.

    Hope you see this thread! Think about it!

  • Feb 23

    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    As an occasional AN writer myself, I'm glad to see all kinds of articles, and I read most of them. Scholarly articles are good, but so are op-ed pieces and personal experience essays. All deserve a place at the table.
    I don't think anybody disagrees with you but if it's an op-ed piece it needs to be labeled as such. Rants should not be labeled as articles. Poorly written pieces should not make the cut. They don't put letters to the editor on the front page of newspapers and neither should we.

  • Feb 23

    Quote from TheCommuter
    All articles remain hidden from public view in a private area called the 'moderation queue' for one or more days before one of the three site admins who has been designated to grant approval (tnbutterfly, traumaRUs, or Joe V) reviews them and decides whether to publish or reject.

    Therefore, vetting is taking place.
    Wow ...I find myself a little curious about what they reject considering what makes it through.

  • Feb 23

    what is listed in the article as Leadership skills are actually more management oriented.

    Though often used interchangeably, leadership and management are two entirely different skill sets.

  • Feb 22

    And yet *I* did not become a nurse to judge people. I dispense medication as ordered and let the doctor and patient sort it out. It saves my sanity many times. Use that brilliant sense of humor of yours and press on.

  • Feb 22

    I think it's ironic that your username is "Thank god for ativan" but you're apprehensive about giving prescribed controlled substances per order.

    You aren't a drug dealer because you aren't personally profiting from the dispense of drugs. She has pain meds ordered and they're indicated.If she is engaging in self-sabotage, self-harm, med-seeking, she will suffer the consequences of those destructive behaviors regardless of whether or not you attempt to control her pain. I think its important here to remember what our job IS and what it is not.

  • Feb 22

    Pre-licensure IS available in Florida. (Also Indiana, Utah, California and Texas) WGU is an NLN Center of Excellence for Nursing Education. First time pass rate for Pre-licensure is ~93%.
    Affordable, fully accredited.

  • Feb 22

    Jules, I am in complete agreement. When something is billed as an article I have a certain expectation of the type of content it will present. Many of the recent "articles" have been more opinions than anything with any substance. As a professional nurse I would very much enjoy the type of articles you are describing and they would certainly better represent what this site is intended to be. Another poster earlier suggested that perhaps an "Op-Ed" section could be developed which I think is a brilliant idea and would give those posters who desire a more visible place to share their ideas a more appropriate option.

  • Feb 22

    I've been hesitant to add this because I totally respect some of the members who write these things and a few of the topics are interesting enough but I believe posts on a message board are and should be identified as nothing more than posts on a message board.

    Elevating something to "Article" status adds credibility that has not been professionally vetted and the ones I have opened have been fairly light based on, if nothing else, the limited amount of space available. They seem to vary between an interesting commentary with a few relevant references and total self-serving grandstanding many of the latter which if I were a moderator I'd be tempted to censor rather than post with a fancy banner dignifying it as an "Article".

    My ideal solution, so I don't get again bashed for just venting, is to select actual peer reviewed articles that are within the public realm and post a link to them in an effort to engage us in scholarly conversation. None of these topics are reinventing the wheel so why not utilize the actual comprehensive data that exists as a starting point?


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