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  • 1:56 pm

    Nursing care is a 24 hour job. You did what you could during your shift.
    Do not give a rat's patooty if oncoming nurse is "mad" at you. Oncoming nurse needed to get a grip and deal with the ongoing problems.

    Save that inappropriate email.. send it to your immediate supervisor and CC one step up.

  • 1:03 pm

    Quote from StevietheRN
    The critical level of sick people. We average 4-6 codes per week, it's a mixed bag of pulmonary, chf, and dka pts. At night we have 4-5 pts and they are very sick. I didn't realize this (my fault) when I accepted the position. We also have a 4 bed icu pod....I never wanted to be an icu nurse and do not thrive on the constant codes...it's more intense than I like and though the training is adequate I just have a sick feeling every time I go in. It's one of the fastest paced units and the turnover is extremely high in the unit.
    Sounds exactly like my second job. I found it difficult following four years of solid critical care experience.
    Interview on the CDU , watch carefully when you tour... they vary widely in their acuity. Use the " not a good fit " blah blah when asked why you are considering a move.

    Paying 4 grand for 2 years of sanity is cheap.

    Good luck, let us know how it's going.

  • 12:13 pm

    Nursing care is a 24 hour job. You did what you could during your shift.
    Do not give a rat's patooty if oncoming nurse is "mad" at you. Oncoming nurse needed to get a grip and deal with the ongoing problems.

    Save that inappropriate email.. send it to your immediate supervisor and CC one step up.

  • 10:26 am

    Quote from hwknrs
    I was hoping the mom would back me up and help remind him of basic manners. This has worked in the past but not this time. I know if my child was acting this way I would be embarrassed and definitely tell them to knock it off.
    He is not a child. He is an adult patient with a psych issue. That you exacerbated.

    I would simply chart.. unable to complete assessment, patient uncooperative at this time. Cannot FATHOM why you thought it was time to teach "manners".

    At least he punched HIMSELF in the face, instead of you.

  • 10:15 am

    Follow your colleagues to other facilities that do not force you to work like a mule. It could take 6 more months to find another job. The other hospitals know why you are looking.

    By the way, they are co-workers, colleagues, or sisters in pain... not girls.

  • 9:05 am

    Quote from Kenny Rogers
    I completed 4 years of a BSN program so all my requirements for a direct entry MSN is all completed. I looked at schools that offers graduate assistantships for high gre scores. I was hoping to take out the rest of the year to study for the gre so that I can get some financial help.
    "Well I need up failing out of the program after 4 and a half years and I finished out with a Bachelor's of Arts. " You did not complete four years of a BSN program.

  • 8:45 am

    Quote from Kenny Rogers
    Lol!!!! That's hilarious. I thought this was a website for matured proffesionals that offer sound suggestions for each other. I have no comment regarding your post
    You most certainly commented, loud and clear.

    Laugh away. You still won't hold a bachelor of science in nursing degree. You will still have a bachelor of arts in .. whatever that is.

    This matured professional ( one "f' by the way) was pointing out that you will be continuing your education with a Bachelor of Arts. A much different pathway than a BSN.

    Pixie.. isn't that coffee pot descaled by now?

  • 7:56 am
  • 7:25 am

    I worked alongside LPN's for years. I was required to co-sign their charting and administer their IV medications.
    It was never a problem, but somehow a little embarrassing. Most of them could run rings around me.

    LPN's do pretty much the same thing, but they are not paid the same. It's disgraceful how facility's do not pay them a fair wage.

  • 7:08 am

    A single incident of improper wasting can get a nurse fired. Your facility was lenient.
    I sense a problem from here , when you add the Benadryl in your pocket issue.

    You are lucky to have another job and your license. What do you think a lawyer could do for you?

  • 6:55 am

    Quote from calivianya
    I have had problems with insomnia my whole life, so I know how much that sucks. That being said...

    I have never called in due to lack of sleep, and I never will. If I have to work in the near future, and I think there's even the slightest possibility I'm not going to sleep well, I go ahead and take 50mg of diphenhydramine, which is usually (but not always) enough to get me drowsy enough to go to sleep. If the diphenhydramine doesn't cut it, I take an Ambien. One or both of those will usually knock me out enough to sleep some.

    I'm just glad diphenhydramine finally works for me. It used to treat me like an old person where I'd get restless/fidgety instead of sedated, but at some point my brain chemistry flipped around and it finally makes me sleepy like everyone else. It sucked to take so much Ambien.
    How special of you that you will never call in for lack of sleep. But you have no qualms reporting for duty under the influence of self- prescribed sleep aids.

  • 6:55 am

    Quote from Heartful
    Ok. No sympathy here. As they say, suck it up, buttercup! You are an adult, with adult responsibilities. You knew you had to work Monday morning. No excuses. Gather up your gear and get moving!
    Nurses are human beings with basic needs.. like sleep and food. OP TRIED to prepare for her Monday shift.. she did not have enough time to pull it off.
    I am betting ANOTHER months rent that.. you are not a nurse.

  • 6:55 am

    Quote from greener22
    Not appropriate to call in due to lack of sleep. If we all did that, there would be noone left. Parents often are up most of the night with sick kids, on call job responsibilites or personal issues. You should think about the staff your are leaving short handed, which itself could be unsafe. The better option is go in, assess the situation with the charge nurse and MAYBE get to go home early.
    I will bet the rent you are not a nurse. OP tried to adjust her sleep schedule, and could not. She would be impaired.. and knew it. She would not be leaving the facility "short-handed". Any decent facility knows how to cover call ins. As far as going home early?

  • 6:33 am

    Quote from Kenny Rogers
    Lol!!!! That's hilarious. I thought this was a website for matured proffesionals that offer sound suggestions for each other. I have no comment regarding your post
    You most certainly commented, loud and clear.

    Laugh away. You still won't hold a bachelor of science in nursing degree. You will still have a bachelor of arts in .. whatever that is.

    This matured professional ( one "f' by the way) was pointing out that you will be continuing your education with a Bachelor of Arts. A much different pathway than a BSN.

    Pixie.. isn't that coffee pot descaled by now?

  • 6:31 am

    Quote from Kenny Rogers
    I completed 4 years of a BSN program so all my requirements for a direct entry MSN is all completed. I looked at schools that offers graduate assistantships for high gre scores. I was hoping to take out the rest of the year to study for the gre so that I can get some financial help.
    "Well I need up failing out of the program after 4 and a half years and I finished out with a Bachelor's of Arts. " You did not complete four years of a BSN program.


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