silentRN 7,630 Views
Joined May 19, '08.
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Well, depending on where you came from...as for me, nursing has been a great accomplishment from working low-paying dead-end jobs. I can't complain. I work a week on and get a week off. I get two weeks off a month and the pay isn't bad once you put your time in. I started off on the floor for a year and then went to critical care ever since. I'm coming up on 8 years in June. You learn to get over the small stuff within a few years, and just find a routine that works for you.
having the 2 year experiences and not finding a job isn't true at all. I have interviewed, hired, and trained plenty of new grads in critical care over the years.
The one thing that I like about Trump over all the other candidates, is that the media hates him, from both sides of the isle. We need more candidates that aren't part of the established political beast.
There seems to just be a high turnover rate no matter where you end up. Lately, I've seen a very high turn over rate that I have never seen in the past 7 years in our ICUs, and like you, there are a good share of new grads taking up those places. Healthcare isn't really about patient care anymore, but rather patient satisfaction scores, which all ties into reimbursement. Hospitals seem to care less about educating us nurses anymore (we don't even have a nurse educator nor a CNS, and I work at a "teaching" hospital), but rather they would cheaply fill the void as long as the patient surveys come back with good numbers. Anymore, ICU seems like a joke. The skill set has been really dumbed down, and it feels more like an adult baby sitting unit. We are just expensive baby sitters. Would you like a blanket?
I've been a preceptor for new grads or even new employees with ICU experience for a good amount of years, but I was wondering if anyone had anything they can share for me to read or just some past experiences as a preceptor and/or the as the preceptee, that can help me become a better preceptor. Anything is appreciated Thank you
Banner bought out the hospital I work for. I was wondering if any out there have any experience with working for Banner as a staff nurse, and what was their experience like? Please be honest.
I work in a hospital in Tucson and we use self-scheduling.
My answer is still the same as it was a year ago when I responded to this post...nursing still sucks, and it's just gonna suck even more.
I think it just depends on the access you have.
There's actually a group of us that are prepared to take care of an ebola patient if that should happen. I'm actually pleased by the way the hospital I work for has dealt with this.
why would anyone in their right mind say that a charge nurse should have any patients, unless you are part of the administration??!!
Usually the longer that you have done the job, the more negative your attitude becomes. Healthcare in general is a hard industry to work in. There is little to none recognition, and a lot of back stabbing that goes along with it. You get a lot of blame, and more work just gets added onto your plate without any compensation.
So, I want to know, how many wage increase have you had in the last 6 years as an RN? I've had 2...and the last 1 i had I didn't even see a difference on my paycheck because it got wiped out by the social security tax increase a few years back. Nursing has become a stagnant career. But, my boss puts it best, it's not a career but a trade...these hospital sure do treat us like ****...
Yes it does. I'm sorry that you have to hear it like that, but yes it sucks bad.
Minimum wage doesn't need to increase, it's cost of living that needs to decrease...but that will never happen because the purchasing power of the dollar is tanking year by year. As long as the US is in this debt issue, the more the central bank will have to buy up the US's t-bills by creating money out of thin air. China has already announced that it will no longer buy foreign currency, and Japan is in a financial mess of their own, that it should be interesting next year when the US doesn't have enough money to cover its debt...foreign banks no longer want to buy US t-bills...so it will be left up to the central bank again to print and buy up debt...meaning the cost of living will continue to rise.
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