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  • May 2

    I think they are common and boring. Show me a dolphin who's a nurse and then I might get excited.

  • May 2

    Is this a new thread?

    OP, I am a female nurse and I do get asked quite a bit why I went into nursing, too.

  • Apr 28

    Quote from thmpr
    Stop enabling the OP, people. This is a red flag.

    XNavyCorpsman is correct and OP needs to own his/her mistake and demonstrate accountability. There is no room in nursing for people who can't read the directions, follow rules, and manage their impulses.

    Make an appointment with your doctor first thing and disclose everything. Respect yourself and others enough to TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF before taking care of others.

    Disclose what?? That on one occasion, s/he was anxious about school and her/his concerned, well-meaning mother offered one of her Ativan tablets? And s/he followed Mom's advice, and now realizes that was a mistake? That's hardly plummeting into the abyss ...

  • Apr 27

    Quote from XNavyCorpsman
    This may sound a little harsh, but you are NOT nursing material. You took a controlled substance without a prescription. And to top this off, your mother gave it to you.
    More than "a little." The OP made a mistake; let's not get carried away. Families share medication all the time, and most people don't realize that taking a controlled med prescribed for another family member, and shared voluntarily by that family member, is illegal. The OP's mom was trying to be helpful. I haven't heard anything yet that suggests to me that the OP is "NOT nursing material."

  • Apr 27

    Quote from Ndy-RN
    Lorazepam (Advan) is an anti-anxiety medication and could also be used to treat seizures. Many people (mire than you know) do take some cases including nurses. No one will penalize you for taking Lorazepam! It is not their business to go into your confidential medical history to see if you have a prescription or not. You are worried for nothing! Stay Calm and get ready to start tour BScN program. [emoji4]
    Oh my. Best not to offer any more advice. You are dead wrong.

  • Apr 27

    Quote from Ndy-RN
    LNo one will penalize you for taking Lorazepam!
    I assume you are not located in the United States due to the phraseology and syntax utilized in your post.

    Many entities here in the States would definitely penalize someone for using lorazepam if the person didn't possess a valid prescription. The black market for benzodiazepines is red hot in this neck of the woods, and many people purchase these pills illegally.

  • Apr 21

    Quote from Conniemdaily
    It seems they were dishonest but honestly, I would not hire a person in an interview that made demands up front. Especially a new nurse.
    Well, I'm not a new nurse (graduated in 1990) but I honestly do not think it is demanding to ask not to be forced to work overtime or called every time I have a day off and begged to come in. If I commit to 40 hours and am prompt, professional, hardworking, and an asset to their company, why should I not have the right to just work my scheduled hours?

    The nurses at this facility gripe, gripe, gripe ALL the time, and a couple of them have told me that they are applying for other jobs and will be out of there as soon as they secure one and that I should run while the running is good and before my license is compromised. Why would I want to work overtime in an environment like this, or actually work there at all, now that I know "the REST of the story"?

  • Apr 21

    Quote from springchick1
    Wow. You're lucky you got hired at all. This is very demanding of a potential employer and it says to me that you are not a team player.
    I disagree. It says that she values her family time and is not interested in working more than her scheduled shift. She was hired to work 5 days a week.. Not to work overtime. I wouldn't even answer the phone on my off time, but that's just me. Being a team player is working as a team at work and not calling in. Has nothing to do with dealing with work on your scheduled off days. Working overtime is appreciated but should never be required.

  • Apr 21

    I didn't even ask why the previous nurse left, I just asked how it happened that a full-time day shift position was open, as this is virtually impossible to find in most facilities and I was told that she didn't leave but just "wanted a different schedule".

    I was getting ready to go in today and received a call that two nurses had called off and I was going to be on my own (with extra patients due to two nurses calling off), even though I have not completed my training on the computer or ever been trained on how to do an admission, which is a daily thing. I told them flat out, NO, and I did not go in. I also told them my back is hurting which is absolutely true. I am going to have to notify them that I am not coming back. Why continue orientation while I seek other positions, so that they can train me and then I quit? This job is not worth it. I do not care about future hiring prospects with this company, so if I burn a bridge I also do not care. Something in me just snapped today when I got that phone call. That is the third time that they have tried to pull me off of my first week of orientation to cover call offs. Absolutely not, life is too short to risk my nursing license and be used this way.

  • Apr 21

    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Why can't you quit until you get a new job?
    In case she doesn't hire me, because we need for me to have a steady income. I know something else would come along, but if I felt pressured to hurry up and get something to keep the money coming in, I might end up in just the same predicament I'm in now.

  • Apr 21

    So I went in today for my third full day of orientation and the nurse who was supposed to train me called off, a day shift aide called off, an afternoon shift aide called off, and a night shift nurse called off just before I left at 3 pm. This is typical. When I got there this morning and the night shift nurse told me that my trainer had called off and asked how comfortable I felt "winging it", I told her not at all comfortable and that if there was no one to train me I would go home and resume training another day. They then assigned me to another day shift nurse, or I really was planning on going home.

    I am meeting with the dialysis supervisor next week. I can't quit my current job until I get hired by her for sure, and I sure do hope she wants to hire me.

  • Apr 21

    This whole situation is so simple to me. Quit your current job. Start your dream job. Live a happy life.

    What's the problem? You are in orientation, you orientated and found out it wasn't for you. Move on already.

  • Apr 21

    Quote from jadelpn
    You can pretty much set your clock by the fact that in any acute care setting it can become unpredictable quickly, and yes, you may have to stay over to finish up when and if that happens. Additionally, policies are such that most schedulers have to go down the line and call everyone when they are short. This is the way of any sort of acute care, rehab or not.

    It would be akin to if one of your patients on the machine in dialysis had an issue as you were finishing, and this was your last patient of the day. They needed to be seen in the ED, and you needed to call EMS. You certainly are not going to leave the patient out in front of the building to wait because you need to be home at 5:30.

    In other words, no manager can say with any clarity that things are not going to come up--with regularity or rarely--that would require you to stay over until things are stable.

    Further that you are not going to be on the list of employees that would be called in the event of a call out. Or a "disaster" or an "emergency".

    And really, your dialysis manager also can't say that. If a patient is late on the machine, has issues....Does it happen often? Maybe not. But it can happen. Or that on Tuesday or Thursday if the nurse calls out you will not be called and asked if you want to work.
    I really don't think the OP is saying she wouldn't step up in a pinch. But the rehab facility runs on "crisis staffing" and there's a difference.

    Responding to true emergencies is one thing. When your whole life (and your family's) revolves around a chronically short-staffed and poorly-managed facility, that's another.

  • Apr 21

    Quote from bunnynurse
    Hey nurses,

    In honor of "420" tomorrow... As a health-care professional, what are your thoughts on smoking weed? Any nurses out there that smoke a joint here and there?

    Just do a search for the recent posts about nurses who tested positive for weed and the anxiety they are having about potentially losing everything. If those posts don't keep you from using, then nothing will.

    Personally, my license is too important to risk it, even if I lived in a state where it is legal. We all make choices that affect our future, so I choose to pass.

  • Apr 21

    I would never risk my job or license for something so trivial.