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    Speak to no one about this (especially the BON! They are not your friend), find a lawyer that specializes in nursing issues & hand it over to him/her asap! Keep your mouth shut until it gets resolved. Your lawyer will advise you on the new job prospect. Good luck! Bad things happen to good people all the time.

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    Almost done filling out the NY application (endorsement) & have sent verification from my home state.
    My question is about the very specific dates for grade school/high school, etc. Does anybody remember these dates or am I the only person to not recollect the day I entered grade school. Also, I'm from a military family & attended about 4 different grade schools. I can't even remember the names of the schools.

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    My problem w/ Epic is when the PCP does write new orders (all PCPs do it electronically), I have no way of knowing unless I seek that info. I've had docs put in orders from home in the middle of the night w/o my knowledge. I believe the designers of Epic think we sit around at the computer while at work. Hello???? This is not an office job!

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    Absolutely true! If a pt doesn't like you (& it has nothing to do w/ the care that has been provided) they can fire you. This almost forever hangs over your head. I had a pt that said I took great care of her, had good advice, was nice, but our styles didn't mesh & wanted another nurse. Of course, patients don't know what goes on behind the scenes; how hard some of us advocate for them, etc. But they sure do like to get pushy & complain about anything!

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    Ck out any coastal town w/ critical access hospitals. They're great to work at & need experienced nurses.

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    But if the traveler is cancelled by the hospital for just one shift, should the nurse have to pay the agency? Not a sick call or cancelled contract. We don't get paid if we don't work; we shouldn't have to pay them.

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    I'm working w/ a traveler that says her agency makes her pay a penalty if she has a cancelled shift (low census) even tho it's no fault of hers. How can that be?

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    Ck out this from JAMA: JAMA Network | JAMA Internal Medicine | The Cost of Satisfaction:  A National Study of Patient Satisfaction, Health Care Utilization, Expenditures, and Mortality
    It shows an increase in mortality, cost of high satisfaction scores.
    I feel my quality of care isn't what it once was.

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    My Grand father's name is Pearle (e is strong). It''s an old name.

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    BeenThere2012 and Sisyphus like this.

    I have to say that mclennan said it succinctly & articulately. We are our own worst enemies. I could enumerate all the examples but I am just plain tired of doing that. We are not a cohesive, supportive group & go about finding a scapegoat for whatever BS is going around at the time. The constant doctor "brown nosing" & little whisper campaigns are getting old (for me). I used to pride myself on my principals & ethics. But, now it only brings on trouble. I don't see a firm, professional stand for adequate staffing (& I mean at the time, on the floor!), calling mgt on their punitive, labor-busting ways, & docs (not all, mind you, but they could advocate for nursing more) for their passive-aggressive, backhanded ways. I once worked w/ a doc that groused at me a few times but at least he had the "stones" to say it to my face.
    Look at this forum! It's all about the same issue for the most part. Nothing will change unless we do and mean it! When I was a new nurse (>30 years ago), a more experienced nurse told me, "I don't get mad; I get even!" and she was proud! I was appalled but now believe that attitude is embedded in our culture & there is no changing @ this point. I'm about to give up and go on welfare. Please don't flame.

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    toomuchbaloney likes this.

    Interesting topic. I've wondered this for awhile, now. Although I feel anyone w/ a THC medical card should be allowed to exercise their right to intake, I also feel no medical professional should go to work impaired. Rarely (& years ago) I have imbibed & could not imagine going to work... or even wanting to, in that condition. That said, how could one prove they are not impaired if drug tested? No matter the legal substance found to be positive? Taking a med at bedtime is way different than just prior to work. And just to throw an off-topic comment, how many night shifters have gone to work "impaired" from lack of sleep?

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    angiebrn4me likes this.

    Quote from New2OB
    Hello I recently graduated with my RN BSN and accepted my dream job on a high risk L & D unit. My training will be 14-16 weeks then I will most likely go to nights. I would love advice from all the seasoned OB nurses on tips or general things I should be prepared for.

    I feel so blessed for this opportunity!!
    Welcome to the fold! Wow! A great opportunity. I've been working in Women's health x30+ years. Not a BSN but started right out of the gate into OB as a new grad. However, I was a LPN on med-surg x 1 year before I went back to school. OB is all I ever wanted to do. Although I wouldn't have said this 30 yrs ago, I now believe a few years of basic nursing prior to a high risk situation is a good idea. It is very important to see "normal" before all that serious, crazy stuff in an intensive area. That being said, read all you can about obstetrics. I suggest "Williams Obstetrics" to start as well as AWHONN's materials. There are so many nuances to OB that it will amaze you. The only hi-risk area I've worked was as a lactation consultant in a NICU. From that experience I felt it was important to attempt to "normalize" as much as allowed while following guidelines to evidenced based practice. A good, thorough medical background will be helpful. Know your meds; those women will have challenging medical histories.
    Good luck! If you truly love OB, you will live it! Take time to take care of yourself, it can be stressful.

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    BARNgirl likes this.

    Something sad has happened to our profession in the past 15 years or so. I feel like there used to be more comradery & a bit of nurturing when I got out of school 31 years ago. There seems to be so much criticism & competitiveness that it makes it hard to work. I'm sorry this happened to you... it has been happening to me, too in this stage of my career. WHAT IS HAPPENING to nursing? I was on a travel assignment & these newish grads (<5 yrs in specialty area) get miffed when this ol' gal starts talking standards of care & professional guidelines. I believe in my heart it is only a symptom of a deeper illness in our profession. I hope you make it. Keep trying, study up on guidelines in your specialty. And smile!

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    Do the live scan!!!! It is near impossible to reach someone by phone. CA has cut back on state run programs which includes the BON. Used to be able to do a walk thru but they put a stop to that 'cause of dishonest people sliding thru. I think you can get cards from any law enforcement agency. But, do the live scan.

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    I had a dickens of a time getting my fingerprints for my CA license. My first fingerprint submission was done on the cards I got from the CA BON. I went to my local police dept to do this. Sent in all paperwork, money, everything they needed & didn't hear from them for weeks. Fingerprints were rejected as they were un-readable (we handle so much paper our prints can be rubbed out) & the BON lost half of my paperwork. I ended up loosing the job because of the delay (all in all it took close to a year!). I highly suggest doing the scan as any problems can be seen at the time by the scanner. Try a Google search. I actually drove to CA (not so far away for me) to get my scan done & hand carried my paperwork & money to the CA BON. CA was having financial problems in their state offices and not open all work days & short staffed. That was 3 years ago; it may be better, now. You might consider sending paperwork by registered mail. The west coast pays better than the rest of the nation. Good luck.


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