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    It appears your mentor has lost interest in the relationship. He/she should have made that clear. Most professional nurses would have closed the loop.

    I would send one email requesting clarification, then find another mentor.

    Best of luck with your career.

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    elizzyRN, AJJKRN, sevensonnets, and 4 others like this.

    You will either get the easiest patients, or the most difficult patients. Your assignments as a float nurse will completely depend on the personalities of the unit charge nurse.

    As they get to know you , that could change. As with any new position, you will need to prove yourself.

  • 9
    cleback, Lev <3, NICUismylife, and 6 others like this.

    Your husband cannot be expected to understand your stress level as a nurse.
    Vent your nursing frustrations to those that can get it.
    However, he is your husband.. your chosen life partner. He is drained and exhausted also.
    To Hades with the housework. Spend your time off together having fun and remembering what brought you together.

    Best wishes.

  • 9

    My manager's age is not an issue, as long as they respect ME and take into consideration my depth of knowledge and my years of experience.

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    Sleeping, or giving the appearance of sleeping , is grounds for immediate dismissal.
    There is a reason for this. The sleeper is incapable of performing their duties.
    Your relationship with the sleeper is a moot point. Sleeper is sticking you with THEIR nursing responsibility.

    Why would you accept taking over their duties.. while they sleep?

  • 8

    Quote from Thankgodforativan
    Oh oh get off your high horse. God forbid we ever question anything in nursing huh? It's not my judgement, her addiction and drug seeking are well documented. But hey, far be it from me to question your knowledge.
    Many references made recently to high horses , are you friends with Philly85?
    You ARE making a judgement.
    I am acutely aware of pain issues. My father had a brain enzyme that caused morphine to metabolize rapidly. It took 80 mg. of morphine an hour to manage his pain. I saw him suffer greatly, because many judgemental nurses, could not deal with such an unusual issue. But, you don't need to learn from my experiences, you seem to know it all.

  • 26

    You do not have the "right" to refuse to carry out the physician's order. If the prescribed RX does not handle her pain, you have the right to notify the physician and the pain management team, and institute other therapies, such as heat or cold applications and repositioning.

    You do not have the right to judge her based on her psychiatric history.

    You CAN get her comfortable... perhaps, if you spent less time judging and more time thinking of alternative and adjunct therapies.

  • 8
    DahliaDaisy, TriciaJ, Meriwhen, and 5 others like this.

    People die in hospitals all the time and no questions are asked.You have many questions, because you are a health care professional. You have more insight as to the shoulda, coulda wouldas.

    My father died as a direct result of medical malpractice. I already knew that, got the chart and had the evidence. The hospital only wanted to prevent MONETARY DAMAGES, not learn from the event.
    No lawyer would take the case, because he had reached the end of his expected life expectancy ( he was 76 also), and therefore any $$$ involved would be negligible.

    Do NOT expect the hospital to provide you with answers, or emotional support, they just want you to go away.

    My sincere condolences to all. Find the emotional support you need to LET IT GO.

    I have been there, done that are beating your head against a brick wall.. making closure harder to find.

  • 9

    Quote from Philly85
    Wow, seriously you guys with all the hate? I was asking a serious question and NO IT'S NOT A DENTAL ISSUE. I floss every night and have perfect teeth and gums and have never had a cavity.

    And YES, I wanted to slap the nurse, b/c we were taught that you are supposed to roll up the dirty bedding gently and so that the dirty side is on the inside, while having the dirty linens bin nearby, not just fling it all over the place and eventually onto the floor, causing debris to go everywhere.

    The residual "taste" has mostly gone away, and I have several nurse friends who have confirmed that they have had this happen as well.

    So, yeah, you can all get off your high horse. Jeez...
    I see no high horses. If you can't tell the difference between arrogance and humor, you will have a tough time in nursing.

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    Quote from Ruby Vee
    The OP hasn't been at her current job for a year. I think many places have policies such as not paying off accrued PTO until after a year of employment, hopefully to cut down on job hopping.
    Certainly, paying off on accrued CTO depends on the facility's policy. Over the years, I have mostly seen that I start earning from day one, and can start being paid at 6 months. Any decent facility would not expect you to not call in, or need any earned time off for an entire year. OP is wise to leave this rinky dink joint. If they don't pay her for the call in day, oh well.

  • 4
    AliNajaCat, SAS2016, cocoa_puff, and 1 other like this.

    What a fabulous opportunity. A six month orientation to a coveted specialty! I didn't want to sway you earlier, but tele jobs are a dime a dozen and floor nursing is brutal.

    Good luck, keep us posted.

  • 4

    Not clear how a family member could have gained your attention while you were assisting in a code.

    Any time I was approached during an emergent situation, I CLEARLY explained I was in an emergent situation, and the issue would have to wait. Hopefully your director.. "gets it".

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    WKShadowRN, Feelgood RN, Orion81, and 5 others like this.

    Why do you feel your co-workers would be working short? That would be unfortunate, however you have earned many hours of PTO. I would call off in a heartbeat if my soon to be ex-employee was stealing all that time from me.

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    RNperdiem, Lev <3, DTWriter, and 4 others like this.

    You need to shadow each job for a full shift.
    Best of luck with your decision.

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    [QUOTE=EllaBella1;9347974]Just wait until someone rips a sock off in front of you, and you experience the wonders of dry foot flakes snowing down upon you/into your mouth/hair.[/QUOTE

    I call that gomer dust. Inhaled a lot over the years, with no untoward effects. However, I learned to mask up whenever removing stockings of any sort.