LaneyB 4,480 Views
Joined Dec 9, '08.
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I think they are common and boring. Show me a dolphin who's a nurse and then I might get excited.
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.
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.
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.
Lorazepam (Advan) is an anti-anxiety medication and could also be used to treat seizures. Many people (mire than you know) do take that...in 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]
LNo one will penalize you for taking Lorazepam!
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.
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 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.
Why can't you quit until you get a new job?
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.
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.
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.
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?
I would never risk my job or license for something so trivial.
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