armyicurn, BSN 4,855 Views
HI, got questions? Just ask. :)
Have you contacted your BON? It may be a while before anything shows up on your record. Has it been a month? It would not hurt to call the BON and check for yourself. According to some of your postings, I do not agree on how they behave. It sort of boils my blood that there are some spineless lifeforms out there. Good luck.
I prefer to dive in and take care of it. I do not worry about smells anymore
The reason that most nurses don't want to orient is that we have taken new nurses under our wing, helped them develop skills and confidence - and then had them stab us in the back. I guess that is just the nature of the business. I am very jaded when it comes to mentoring or precepting because I have given 100% and then been treated like crap once the new grad can function independently. It sucked and I will never ever do it again.
If you can't handle codes, don't do it. Codes don't bother me but the pts that are rotting from inside out, or outside in. Laying in the bed crying, on the vent, pressure to soft to medicate are the problem. Families that want everything done while mom sits in the ICU alone with the most horrific skin, wounds etc. That's the part about ICU that can get to you. One thing I have learned in the years of being a ICU nurse is... There are worse things then death!!
I find those Pyxis machines are horrible. Sometimes my finger print logs me in under someone else! My facility is aware of this issue. We have manual log in with a username and pass but only after 3 failed attempts to finger in. Its biometrics but I doubt it's the most sophisticated level. .
Did you refuse to be driven home?
If you know nothing about the quote in question, why are you jumping on the "I Hate Hillary" bandwagon? The quote, in it's entirety, says nothing of the sort. Volunteering to care for her because you hate her is somewhat less than compassionate OR professional, and Trump isn't running for judge.
Ignorance is scary.
I truly hope you did not direct this at me.
Hillary can promise the moon to all the nurses in the galaxy. In the end, all politicians are after your vote. If what she really said about nurses is true, then so be it, but that is not proper to say or resurface when she is trying to get votes. If it is rumor, oh well, it did get my BP going for a second
Lets drink iced tea and wait for the next 4 years (if she gets the bench) to see what she does. It is sad that nursing has to be brought into the political arena.
For the past 12 years, there have been nothing but clowns on the bench and the future does not look promising regardless of who wins. Trump is no better and I will not elaborate more on him bc if I am honest on how I feel, I will not be allowed in here after that post.
Sooner or later, WE will need to say enough is enough when the higher wants you to work more for less, increase the pt ratio for same pay, mandate you to work when you do not want or can.
I will certainly will not entertain nonsense from anyone. I had a good run with nursing and I enjoy it. When I had enough of it, I will hang my issued scrubs.
Just my opinion.
See you at the polling station!
OP, please PM me where you work. I need a place like that.
Patience grasshopper! Patience.... you will get there. Don't be in a hurry.
Did she really call us handmaids?! Oh man, I knew I always hated her for a reason. I volunteer to care for her. I hope Trump gets the bench.
Putting aside the misuse of "stigma" (did you maybe mean "status"?), as long as you can become an RN via an associate's degree (or even a baccalaureate degree, for that matter) nurses will never get the respect physicians do. I'm not saying I think that's a bad thing (personally, I have no problem with the idea of nursing as a blue collar occupation), it's just how the world works.
Even if it was a joke, IT IS UNPROFESSIONAL!!!
how in hell is nursing ever going to get the respect and stigma like doctors get??? They keep their crap in their inner circle but in nursing is the opposite.
Our med rooms are videotaped 24/7. Too many issues in the past. The video is keep for 30 days and then is erased/gone.
And some of us wonder why nursing gets so much crap. Way to go Childers.
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