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    brownbook likes this.

    As Muno said so well, either adapt or leave. "Other duties as assigned' is in your job description somewhere.
    Have to wonder how administration thinks nurses can learn and apply such complex technical skills in 2 months. Who is going to be taking care of your current population, while you are training?
    Wishing you the best in this mess. But, you will be much more marketable with those skills.

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    Aloe_sky, NurseSpeedy, TigraRN, and 9 others like this.

    Not silver yet, but retiring. Doctors are certainly still respected, nurses.. not so much. There are open visiting hours because of HCAPS and reimbursement. Leave it to the the government , to screw things up.
    I feel your pain. However, your demeanor means everything in these situations. It is still within your power.. to show visitors to the door.

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    Sour Lemon likes this.

    Quote from Sour Lemon
    I once invited my DON to follow me around and suggest ways I might be able to improve my "time management" (get blood from a stone). She declined and backed off in a hurry. Under the circumstances you describe, I think I would focus on finishing my charting and leave more tasks undone. When the next shift starts seething, apologize and refer them to the person who made the rules.
    ++snort++ love it. I invited my DON to see what I do all day. You should have seen her in her power suit and sneakers. Needless to say, she didn't make it till lunch.

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    No OT to chart has been enforced for many years, in many places. In my last hospital position, I had 7-9 patients. I got out on time , you can too.
    Only you know if it worth the bucks to break your contract. Spend your negative energy on finding another place to work.

    Best wishes.

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    vintagemother and freesia29 like this.

    I was still schlepping the hospital halls at 60. If you can perform CNA duties, you should be able to do LPN duties.
    Market yourself and network on your clinical rotations.

    Kudos to you. Let us know how it's going.

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    OldDude likes this.

    Twice a year I have to play that corporate game. It is indeed ridiculous.

    Sorry about your loss, but I would not be working. I took a month off when my parents passed. Simply not up to it.

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    momrn94 likes this.

    Quote from Amethya
    I figured out what happened. I'm not sure how in the hell this brat did this, but she didn't even take my second pill.

    She was acting out a lot today, which is one clue, giving issues to all and even the person testing her today. She came to harass me for another pill but I didn't give her any because I was under direct orders from my AP just in case of overdose.

    Then another clue is today she hasn't come to cry about her stomach hurting or vomiting because her medication causes her to have sever stomach pains and vomiting. Same with eating, she doesn't eat and she ate today.

    So I wrote my statement and explained yes I made a mistake and I will make sure not to do it again but she did not take any medications today. Both pills were empty, she emptied the contents somewhere, and I don't know how.
    Never working in health care again, would be best for all.
    Referring to kids as brat's .. indicates you should not be anywhere near them. If you knew the medication caused loss of appetite, stomach pains and vomiting, you should have held it and discussed those complications with her doctor and parents.
    Being a health care giver is NOT about you.

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    Quote from NurseDisneyPrincess
    I remember the days of my preceptor being lodged up my butt... thank God it wasn't a permanent situation and she catapulted out soon after orientation. Believe me, I think we were both happy!

    Just remember that it's not a permanent thing and you'll soon be rid of her. Learn what you can, don't let her stress you out, and do what she tells you to do, but don't take her seriously lol. It's probably just a combination of a personality clash and the fact that she probably feels like she has to assert her authority with you.

    Best of luck! <3 There is a light at the end of the tunnel.
    You had an unfortunate experience with your preceptor. For years, I precepted everybody that walked through the door, nurses and nurse assistants. I handled them gently and taught them what they needed to know.

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    Quote from Amethya
    I honestly don't feel supported. The person in charge of me is always getting up on my case on things, and throws me under a bus when something happens. Then the person above me, doesn't like me and is always upset with me.

    I'm honestly not comfortable here anymore, because while I understand I do mistakes, I'm not a nurse and I keep getting in trouble for things I wasn't told what to do for things that happen.

    I really want to find another job, but I don't want to work in clinics anymore, but in schools, helping an RN doing her job with children.
    Wherever you work, they should not have you administer medication.

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    I lost my pops. He was killed by a local hospital, despite my best efforts.
    Hugs and peace to you.

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    If the order was processed and you missed it and did not carry it out, THAT is a dangerous error. That would be one of few times I would write myself up. You need to own it.

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    audreysmagic, bsyrn, and Amethya like this.

    You put yourself under the bus. You must always do a mouth check. No away in Hades, would I give another dose.

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    ruby_jane and OrganizedChaos like this.

    You don't have to like your preceptor. You know your stuff, just smile and nod.

    Best wishes in your new position!

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    ruby_jane likes this.

    "I am fully aware I did not practice good or safe nursing that night". That is because you were handed an impossible assignment. As you have case management and prior authorization skills, you are golden. Buff your resume and find a job outside of the hospital that just beat you up. I work from home making really good bucks doing prior authorization. Six years now.
    I would NEVER go back to floor nursing.

    Best wishes to you.