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  • Nov 21

    You need money to start a family.

  • Nov 21

    That sounds like 2 jobs in one. How many patients will you be assigned, how many case managers will be working with you, and why did the last one leave? How long would your orientation be?

    I am asking this because I talk to many hospital case managers. They are complaining because their caseload is unmanageable. Could be worth it to take it, though. As in bedside nursing.. one year of experience is golden.

  • Nov 21

    Quote from RNperdiem
    Whenever I hear the term "forced out to pasture", I think of what my Dad told me about growing up on a dairy farm.
    There was no pasture for old cows; they were sold to the butcher.
    Thanks.. that was helpful. Perhaps I should tell my son to sell my carcass.

  • Nov 21

    Other nurses with children are NOT going home early, they MAKE it their priority to go home on time.. you should do the same.

  • Nov 21

    Quote from Orion81
    You posted your question. People replied. It sounds like you have a hard time taking responsibility. Don't post a question if you know you can't handle people's opinions.

    My first thought is, eh, young and dumb, no big deal. However, I had to think about what the residents were doing while you were so engaged in your activities that you allowed yourself to get caught by a co-worker. That's probably 2nd best case scenario other than not getting caught. Worst case, a resident hurts themselves while you were supposed to be out there helping them. Please really think about that. Your potential employers will, and pass on your application.
    This is not the time to pile on OP.
    You cannot possibly say that her future employers will pass on her application. That incident will be far in the past before this 6 month job may or may not be looked at.
    "Worst case, a resident hurts themselves while you were supposed to be out there helping them."

    Doubt that would happen in assisted living... besides, they were only gone for 3 minutes

  • Nov 21

    Quote from pavlovnurse
    Hi there!

    New to this site, so still figuring things out. I was hoping that some of the fellow nurses or nursing students could address this issue for me. I am from California and I applied to nursing school (in Sacramento, CA) and will be hearing back on November 27. It is a point based system, so I suspect that I will get into the program. However, I am really concerned about the drug screening.

    I have epilepsy and I have been prescribed multiple medications for it. One of the medications is Klonopin, which falls into the benzodiazepine category. For now, I take up to 1mg per day, PRN; however, I am allowed to take 1mg up to 4 times in one day. In the future, Klonopin may become a medication that I take for seizure disorder daily.

    I have valid RXs for every medication that I take. The reason I am worried is that I have read so much conflicting information on whether or not nurses are allowed to take medications like this, and if they're allowed to work while dealing with a psychological/neurological disorder. I don't want to jeopardize my future career, I tried so hard to get to where I am at right now, but I can't just drop the medications :/ Please let me know your experiences, and hopefully, make me feel better

    Thanks so much for your input.
    You cannot stop taking your antiepileptic meds for a career choice. Drug screening is not the main issue here.

    The issue is.. you can still have a seizure at anytime. Only your neurologist can really advise you.
    I myself, would not pursue nursing.. if I knew I could be incapacitated .. by a seizure, at any time. Can't pick and choose when you may seize. Nurses need to be 100% all of the time. Life or death.. ya know.

    Peace to you.

  • Nov 21

    Quote from Sour Lemon
    Well, that sucks. Here's hoping you land on your feet and kick a few people in the head on the way down.
    Thanks so much. Not feeling the need to kick anybody. Just so wish, all of us nurses could be appreciated for what we do.

  • Nov 20

    Other nurses with children are NOT going home early, they MAKE it their priority to go home on time.. you should do the same.

  • Nov 20

    Quote from Orion81
    You posted your question. People replied. It sounds like you have a hard time taking responsibility. Don't post a question if you know you can't handle people's opinions.

    My first thought is, eh, young and dumb, no big deal. However, I had to think about what the residents were doing while you were so engaged in your activities that you allowed yourself to get caught by a co-worker. That's probably 2nd best case scenario other than not getting caught. Worst case, a resident hurts themselves while you were supposed to be out there helping them. Please really think about that. Your potential employers will, and pass on your application.
    This is not the time to pile on OP.
    You cannot possibly say that her future employers will pass on her application. That incident will be far in the past before this 6 month job may or may not be looked at.
    "Worst case, a resident hurts themselves while you were supposed to be out there helping them."

    Doubt that would happen in assisted living... besides, they were only gone for 3 minutes

  • Nov 20

    Quote from Noctor_Durse
    Thank you for taking the time to give me solid advice. Very helpful. I appreciate the direction you are turning me in. That book is on its way to my house.
    Every one that responded gave you "solid advice". You need to appreciate that, instead of being beyond rude to them.

    Besides.. you have "been getting so much guidance and mentoring at my employment from veteran nurses" what do you need us for?

    By the way.. that book you bought? Not even close to the wealth of information you would get here. I will reserve my 35 years of application of pharmacology.. to those that deserve it.

  • Nov 20

    The vast majority got into this for financial security.

    Those that say they did it because they were "called".. need a psych consult.

  • Nov 20

    Quote from Noctor_Durse
    Thank you for taking the time to give me solid advice. Very helpful. I appreciate the direction you are turning me in. That book is on its way to my house.
    Every one that responded gave you "solid advice". You need to appreciate that, instead of being beyond rude to them.

    Besides.. you have "been getting so much guidance and mentoring at my employment from veteran nurses" what do you need us for?

    By the way.. that book you bought? Not even close to the wealth of information you would get here. I will reserve my 35 years of application of pharmacology.. to those that deserve it.

  • Nov 20

    The vast majority got into this for financial security.

    Those that say they did it because they were "called".. need a psych consult.

  • Nov 20

    I don't think your doctor is "throwing out the idea" that you require light duty. You DO require light duty. That means away from the bedside. Stuff happens on a unit where you will be FORCED to move.. in the wrong way.
    Your unit manager will accommodate you as they ( and HR) see fit. For as long as they have to.

    Time to get outta Dodge, take whatever you can get, for now, and find a position away from the bedside.

    Peace to you.

  • Nov 19

    36 years as a nurse .. corporate health care doesn't want me anymore.


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