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  • Jan 4

    Oh my gosh, you got caught on camera diverting candy? Did they check your glucose and do you have to self report? Did anyone report that you had gummy bear breath?
    For shame, and for the next three years you will probably have to undergo random glucose testing and attend twice daily, candy eaters anonymous meetings.

    No, seriously, someone needs to get a life.

  • Jan 3

    Calling each other by last names may be weird, but I find keeping levophed in a med cart weird too.

  • Jan 3

    And how many times do doctors dip into goodies left for nurses?

  • Jan 3

    Quote from brandy1017
    The MBA suits are driven to maximize profits and the easiest way to do this is to cut costs and nursing is a cost to them so they have no problem freezing pay or cutting raises. It keeps their profits up and ensures the yahoos at the top get their annual performance bonuses.
    As more and more newbies flood the job market, this will get worse and worse.

  • Jan 3

    Quote from AJJKRN
    How about the umbrella word "underpaid"...
    No that would be the term for nurses!

  • Jan 3

    I fondly remember an instructor telling us we'll be wishing we were back in nursing school. I of course didn't believe it at the time. but there are days when I do prefer being in a lecture/lab simulation than at work.

  • Jan 3

    First year of working hands down.

    Perspective...right now it's your life on the line and in your hands but when you graduate to a practicing nurse it will be many lives on the line and in your hands.

  • Jan 3

    The name often used for an absorbent or waterproof pad is "chux" which comes from a brand name for these products.

  • Jan 2

    It's economics & capitalism. Labor is a commodity that hospital & other care providers purchase. They seek to spend as little as possible on this commodity / expense. It's like a physics experiment. They seek to apply as little force (money / resources) as possible to keep a nurse doing their job. Many of us do the same thing when we shop. If I want to purchase something I look for the cheapest price available for that commodity. For example, if I want to buy a particular model of TV I compare prices and go with the best deal. It's not a mean decision I just have to decide if I want to give the TV dealer more or less money. It's why there are no Mom & Pop TV stores left and Wally World and Amazon are booming. Ultimately its up to the individual nurse to decide how much she is willing to work for. If they don't offer you enough to keep working stop. If enough nurses agree with you wages will go up. One way to attempt to make this happen is unionization. I'm in a Union and I make considerably more money and with better benefits than the Nurses who work next door at another hospital.

  • Jan 2

    Take a look at this article

    Nurses stretched to 'breaking point' over pay, finds RCN survey | News | Nursing Times

    We are not paid enough is my beef here, ma'am's and sir's.

  • Jan 1

    Does the cost of cellular service packages vary from city to city even though coverage varies from location to location?

  • Dec 31 '17

    Get into NP school
    Travel more
    Lose weight
    Read more
    Write more
    Be healthy
    Be happy

  • Dec 31 '17

    Okay, so 2018 is just around the corner. While we all hope for peace, good health and prosperity, what are some of the particulars of your hopes/goals for 2018?

    For myself:

    1. I just started a new job and hope to get it more organized.

    2. I need to gain a new perspective on nursing as a whole so that I can approach it with a fresh mind/outlook.

    3. Cont my weight loss journey.

    4. Change my overall attitude towards stressors in my life and establish better-coping skills. about you??

  • Dec 31 '17

    Quote from hppygr8ful
    Please can we all just leave our misery at the door before we come to work.
    When I worked in CD tx back in the mid to late '80's the director of the program advised us, "When you come through those doors, leave your personal life outside of them, because when you come in here, you're 'on'!"

    A tough nut to crack, getting outside of yourself, but a good guideline to attempt to follow.

  • Dec 25 '17

    I'm an introvert and have worked in the ER, Med Surg and hospice. I think hospice is the worst job for introverts, it's not that I don't care about people but it was just draining having to deal with other people's emotions. I now do telephone triage for a large teaching hospital and would highly recommend this for introverts. All your interaction is on the phone, you never come face to face with patients. It's the best job I have ever had! I do work in an office with 3 other nurses so that's about the worst part of it, of course you get rude people on the phone but in 3-4 min your done with them! Beats 12 hours of dealing with needy patients and family members!