LaneyB (3,917 Views)
Joined Dec 9, '08.
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It was a part of MY condition of employment in my current job. We were tested for HEP B surface antigens. We deal in a lot of blood in dialysis.
They invested a LOT in my orientation/training. 2 months' classroom education and 8 weeks' on the floor training plus 6 months preceptorship with another RN. BIG BUCK$ invested in me as a new dialysis RN (and I was not a new RN mind you, I had 14 years' acute care experience)
You really don't know what you talking about.
Great job!!! And I admire your ability to concentrate for so long.
I wouldn't worry about it too much. What matters more in my opinion is that you ACT appropriately. To give an example not related to nursing - I had an older friend of my son who lived with our family for a few years starting when the boys were juniors in high school. I made sure to treat him the same as my kids even though I didn't feel it. What mattered to me was that each child in the family was treated as an equal, and that I was fair. I even made sure to tell him I loved him when I would tell my kids the same, just so he felt as special as they did. I believed every human should feel loved by their mother-figure.
People worry too much about how they feel and it really doesn't matter for the most part, unless somebody is behaving in a harmful way due to lack of feelings.
When I worked peds onc sometimes I cried after a shift when a child died, sometimes not. I always figured that was my own personal business.
Fired, probably. She is a "good" nurse who doesn't know not to do the right thing? What this looks like is that she is not trustworthy and that is a bad quality to have in a nurse. side note- What is with all the parents asking questions about careers for their adult children? Is it just the helicopter in them that can't let go (doing it without the kid knowing) or are these kids so inept at adulthood that their parents have to help them with everything? I make my elementary age kids fight their own battles and step in as needed (obviously I handle the adult stuff) But, if you want an adult child who doesn't know how to be an adult....
I have never heard of drinking not being acceptable for students of legal age. When I went to nursing school the nursing students had pub crawls regularly. The big issue was you were not supposed to wear anything with the nursing school logo when out drinking.
I think rather than embarrassed you have reason to be proud. There is nothing shameful in what you are doing. And no reason to feel you have to hide anything. If you tell people you are living at home so you can finish school I bet nobody will think any less of you.
I started nursing on a floor that had 2 nurses who made everyone's shift awful. We could not keep nurses on that shift, and it took a long time before management became aware of the problem. It was a HUGE relief when they both took other positions. They behaved pretty much the same as you described your preceptor. It put everybody under pressure, and made work so unpleasant.
Unforunately once you blew up and swore at your preceptor then you became the one in the wrong, and in a big way. I would really try to find another job if I were you. It is sad to me that a person like your preceptor is popular at work. If the long-term employees would call her on her behavior then it would most likely stop.
Typically I feel that people should honor the agreement they made, but in your situation I think you really made the best decision. The commute you had is completely unrealistic, and you will be exhaused and in danger from driving in that condition.
Congrats on your new job!
OP - thanks for the clarification. It sounds like you WERE demoted so I think you did the appropriate thing. I really hope everything turns out for you.
Technically, I resigned after getting the choice of being demoted to floor nurse.
I wont blame them if they did....i cant hamdle the horrors of yhe nursing homes. Ive been in th ft ee and jave had to be a whistle blower before.....its not worth the horror stories and nightmares and tears....im giving up on human medical all together.....i cant do the stress anymore
OP - do you mean wire or is there a solid metal tray at the bottom? The actual wire at the bottom would be a different matter.
My dog is crate trained as I needed a safe place for him when I couldn't watch him directly because he was a horrendous stinker until he was 2 1/2 years old. He slept in his crate at night until he was able to be trusted without supervision. He hates anything in the crate. When I would put a blanket or cushion in he would bunch it as small as he could in the corner of the crate, then pull it out as soon as I opened the crate. I think he likes the coolness of the metal bottom.
Now that he has free reign I still keep his crate in his bedroom, and he goes in voluntarily and naps in the crate during the day. He also likes to sleep in his crate at night (and he has a bed in his room that he also sleeps on when the mood strikes).
I wouldn't read too much into the dog being crate trained. My dog wouldn't have survived puppyhood without his crate.
And I do crate him sometimes when people come over because he is a big, clumsy guy. Especially if the person is there to accomplish a task then they don't need to deal with him trying to play and running and getting his toys.
If this was the first time you were given money than I would chalk it up to being so surprised you weren't able to think it through on the spot. If this happens again (and it probably will) then I advise not taking the money no matter what the family says. Tell them outright that it is against your instituion's policy and that you could be fired. I know we were warned that we would be fired if we accepted money or gift cards where I worked, but we could accept other presents if they were inexpensive or homemade. It was a pediatric oncology floor so we actually were given quite a few gifts, esp around the holidays.
As far as visiting the patient on another floor - we did that whenever our kids were in PICU. Somebody would run down and get an update. We would also read the PICU notes in the computer, but now that is considered a HIPAA violation and isn't allowed any more. I find the opinions on the visiting the other floor very interesting and I like reading a different perspective. The hospital I worked at also made sure to have respresentation at our kid's funerals too.
I have a beautiful dog that is also often restricted. I ended up having to buy a home. It was just way too difficult to find an apartment that would accept him. If you really want a breed of dog that is not allowed then you should buy a home, or just wait to get the dog until you are settled.
Also keep in mind that containment becomes a big issue. If my dog gets into a fight or does anything then he will be blamed. While my dog is extremely sweet and docile I still am very careful with him because of the fact that I don't want him to end up begin accused of aggression. An apartment would make me nervous just because I would have to have him around so many people.
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