HAYNURSE 1,296 Views
Joined Sep 23, '08.
Posts: 13 (46% Liked)
Morning all. My delema is that about 8 months ago the DON starting asking me when I was going to retire I told her I had not thought of that yet. Well there was an employee that was going to get her ADN in June and she wanted to work here. I told them beings I worked every week-end and had no kids at home I would be willing to do every other week-end. This sounded great to them. In the mean time they hired two more nurses and the next thing I know I am not on the December schedule When I asked why I was told you wanted to retire so we put you PRN. When I mentioned that I was told I could do every other week-end they said it did not work out that way we needed to give the new staff full time hours. My bad was I did not get this in writing. Pretty sad after 6 years.
WoW its been a while since I had a med air. It makes me feel real bad. It seems the entier week-end shift was involved. The meds were transcribed wrong and we all did what they said without checking the DR orders after the admit. No harm to the patient missed giving meds at the time the dr had prescribed. Not to sure what will happen yet.
Dentures that have food on them and as the patient takes them out there is this long string of food that follows. ECK!!
Even though I started when I was 54 and had been out of school for 35 years I was disappointed at the others who took it for granted that if they were to not pass a class they could always take it over again. I did not have the $$ to take over again and made it through in three years missing only one day. I do admire those who have children at home and those who even have to work too. My husband was my saving grace. This to all who manage to graduate and love what they do as much as I do!!!!!
I was 54 it took me three years going full time no summers off. I waited until the last child was gone my husband worked in Alaska for the BLM so I could pay for school. I graduated in 2005 with my ADN and I work full time in a small critical access hospital in Washington state. I am the acute care, ED, out patient, and assist with long term care. I love what I do and hope to be able to do it for a long time.
I did such a thing 3 years ago. I was not happy where I was working and was invited back to the hospital I started at when I graduated. I jumped at the chance. I did take an 8$$$ an hour cut. But for piece of mind and a happier work place I made that decision.
Its policy in our hospital if it comes out of the room a clean one goes back in....
You bet I would I waited 57 years to be a nurse and I love my job and my co-workers. Made it through in three years going summers and did not have to retake a class. To all you who might think they are to old to go to nursing school I was 54 when I started. So if it is your desire to become aa nurse I say "GO FOR IT."
I also work nights three on and four off. I a have taken one of the bedrooms and put 3/4 inch ply wood on the window and put an air conditioner in the window I also have a fan and white noise keeps the room cool and I seem to be able to sleep at least 4 hours solid and dose off nd on until 3pm I hve to drive 1 hour to work so I am able to get 5-6 which is about what I get when I don't work. I have been able to survive for 5 years with no health issues yet.
WoW I sure am lucky to work where I do. I love my job and the people I work with. The hospital is a very small one and there is only nurse with one HCA when we are on the floor. Its not all smiles and love but for the most part we have a great staff and providers.
WoW nice stories. It took me three times to pass my RN and I have been nursing since 2005 and have been told I am good at what I do.... no matter how many times it took....
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