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Joined Aug 4, '08 - from 'Midwest'. Aurora77 is a RN. She has '4' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med Surg'. Posts: 888 (60% Liked) Likes: 2,248

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  • Feb 20

    Quote from Been there,done that
    Nursing is 99% science.
    Science to a Nurse is like the knowledge of the media to an Artist. Both the Nurse and the Artist need to know how to apply this information in order to manipulate the media and achieve a desired goal.

    There is an Art to Nursing.

  • Feb 13

    And if chasing my goals makes me a princess then oh well. I don't give a ****.

    Employers would have no problem kicking workers to the side. You are your best advocate and you have to look out for you.

    It wasn't in my best interests to work on a floor that would throw me into a charge role just a few months without orientation.

    It wasn't in my best interest to stick around at a place that expected me to sit with patients while taking care of seven people who essentially without a nurse while I was forced to sit.

    It was not in my best interests to stay at a place where I was harassed both verbally and sexually.

    You don't know my situation but feel free to judge since that is what you seem to be good at.

  • Feb 13

    I never worked in the NICU at my old place in any capacity and my training was barely six weeks.

    They had me working as charge without any training.

    Just about every other person on my floor was a new grad.

    I owe nothing to no one.

    Quote from Ruby Vee
    Med/Surg took a chance on a new grad that wasn't hired by the unit where she was already working in another role. They spent months orienting you -- months in which you were costing them money in the form of your salary and benefits while you were contributing nothing to the bottom line. Then you were out on your own and still not pulling your own weight because you were so inexperienced. Experts estimate that it takes about two years for a new grad to begin to be competent and to contribute to the bottom line. Instead of paying back the manager and the unit who gave you your chance, you jumped ship at your earliest opportunity. Because it was your dream. I find that more than a little princessey.

  • Feb 12

    Adult Med-Surg has nothing in common with NICU. In fact, I think starting in med-surg is only going to make things more difficult for me as I have to practically erase everything I have learned in my first job.

    Two years or even one year wouldn't have helped me in the slightest in NICU and just about every single NICU nurse I know who has made the transition from adult med-surg to NICU agrees with me.

    Quote from Ruby Vee
    A solid two years -- or even one year -- in Med/Surg would have been better.

    I took the "Princess attitude" comment to be reference to new grads who don't want to put in one to two years at the floor which first gave them their chance to show what they were capable of. Those who want to get the "dream job" without having to put in their time learning the basics. People who were sure they were being victimized if someone else got the job they were convinced they "deserved". We see a lot of that here on AN.

  • Feb 11

    Just once I'd like to read a thread by some pre-nursing butterfly who's dream job is to be a really good med-surg nurse.

    Enough already with the NICU/PICU/OB princesses.

  • Feb 11

    Quote from kalevra
    Your hard work is greatly appreciated. Many nurses cant get their breaks and lunches. Think of it as a right of passage, getting indoctrinated into our profession.
    It's not a right of passage; it's an employer that doesn't care enough about its employees to ensure that legally entitled breaks are possible.

  • Feb 11

    Quote from loriangel14
    Saying nurses don't get to take breaks is not true. I work 12 hour nights. I get 1 1/2 to 2 hours break. I take it all at once. Days I get half hour for coffee, 45 minutes for lunch and 45 minutes for dinner. We all work together to ensure everyone gets their breaks.
    To be fair, you are in Canada where breaks are taken more seriously. In addition, you appear to receive more generous break times than most nurses in the States.

    When I worked 12-hour nights, we were entitled to one 30 minute unpaid lunch period and two 15 minute breaks. In addition, they could not be taken together in one uninterrupted block.

  • Feb 11

    Quote from kalevra
    Your hard work is greatly appreciated. Many nurses cant get their breaks and lunches. Think of it as a right of passage, getting indoctrinated into our profession.
    Nothing personal, but that sort of mentality is extremely flawed. Not taking a break (or lunch) is not a rite of passage. EVERYONE is entitled to a break, not just senior nurses. It's also federal law. If any senior nurse thinks new nurses don't deserve breaks, then they are pure idiots.

  • Feb 9

    Quote from twozer0
    No offense here but can we leave politics at the doorstep? Not everyone going to agree on a single payer system. Its just too polaraizing of a topic!
    S.864 for Federal Nurse Patient ratios was sponsored by Sen Barbara Boxer and Sen Bernie Sanders.
    He has been endorsed by National Nurses United as the Democratic candidate for President, therefore it is entirely appropriate and necessary to discuss the facts.

    Everyone who comes here to vent about ratios, low wages, lousy insurance and no breaks, needs to participate in this election.

  • Feb 9

    When you’re trying to enact changes at an organization, you have to demonstrate how those changes will look like at Your organization. It doesn’t do any good to sing about how organization A, B, and C are doing it.
    Nurses are smart people. We know what needs to be done. Why can’t the C-suite just get a clue? Why, all the latest magazines are writing about it. Or, a famous medical person said that it should be a certain way. Or, .....etc.

    Nobody is going to show up at your hospital and hand out a victory in staffing patterns. You’re going to have to show them that they are fiscal idiots if they don’t change the staffing patterns.
    Yes.....you DO have time for that. We’re almost hitting 2020. It’s time for nurses to show more strength in advocating for patients by speaking the same language as those who hold the purse strings.

  • Feb 9

    Quote from libbyliberal
    Hospitals profit when patients develop bloodstream infections - 05/22/2013

    They already know that the profits outweigh the risks.
    Your corporate masters would rather make the profit on the longer LOS than provide safe staffing. Pts with complications are just collateral damage.
    That’s a pretty old link.

    Especially when compared to the fact that with the implementation of the ACA, it NOW costs hospitals money when patients develop blood stream infections.

  • Feb 9

    Quote from kalevra
    Healthcare is centered on the patient especially in terms of morbidity, mortality and patient satisfaction. Communication breakdown is a common area in the workplace that can result in a lot of conflict and breakdown. I can understand their want to standardize the report/hand-off process in order to make communication more efficient.

    EBP help guide nursing practice in a way to maximize the client experience in the healthcare setting. As a profession, it is important to work together an communicate our needs is an efficient manner so we can improve patient care throughout the healthcare continuum.
    Totally agree and I didn't want to minimize the importance of effective communication and the evidenced based practice that good communication results in good outcomes. I'm frustrated by their commitment to patient safety while missing the evidenced based practice on staffing ratios.

  • Feb 9

    Healthcare is centered on the patient especially in terms of morbidity, mortality and patient satisfaction. Communication breakdown is a common area in the workplace that can result in a lot of conflict and breakdown. I can understand their want to standardize the report/hand-off process in order to make communication more efficient.

    EBP help guide nursing practice in a way to maximize the client experience in the healthcare setting. As a profession, it is important to work together an communicate our needs is an efficient manner so we can improve patient care throughout the healthcare continuum.

  • Feb 9

    The NJ legislature passed a bill mandating CNA to resident ratios in nursing homes. This bill, if passed would have been the first in the nation.
    Presidential candidate Governor Chris Christie, has vetoed the bill.
    Shame on you sir, for showing that you care so little about such a vulnerable population. To paraphrase Effie Trinket, "May the odds be NEVER in your favor!"

  • Feb 4

    You shouldn't bring beer to codes.


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