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Joined Aug 20, '09 - from 'Somewhere in the USA'. tokmom is a CMSRN. She has '30' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff'. Posts: 4,587 (61% Liked) Likes: 8,474

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  • May 25

    Quote from Ruby Vee
    The OP isn't the one who said she hated bedside nursing. In fact, it seems like the OP cannot understand why others seem to hate Med/Surg so much. VAnurse2010 is the one with the horrible attitude about bedside nursing.

    If you've decided that you hate bedside nursing and won't even TRY to find aspects of the job that you like and enjoy, if you just concentrate on how much "it all sucks", then you're not GOING to find any positive aspects to the job, and you'll be miserable. You tend to find what you're looking for, and if all you look for is negative, that's all you'll find. It's a miserable attitude, and it's one destined to make you even more miserable.

    I once hated bedside nursing, too. Then I decided that since I had to do it to support my family, until something "better" came along, then I'd make up my mind to find aspects of it that I enjoyed. And wouldn't you know it -- when something "better" did come along, I was enjoying the bedside so much I didn't want to leave.
    I can't like this enough.

    That was ME years ago. I had the attitude just like that and I KNOW I was toxic to the floor. Do you know what I did? I QUIT nursing. Yep, and I don't think my coworkers missed me much.
    Eventually, I had to return to nursing and you can bet my attitude needed an adjustment and it was up to me to do it, not my manager, not my coworkers. I had to FIND the GOOD in nursing again and I did.
    I found that passion (yes, a much hated word on AN), and I reconnected with the patient. I became involved in policy changes and the workings of the floor. Instead of whining how awful it was, I FIXED it. I negotiate our contract, and help develop policy and procedures. I'm passionate about the profession of the Med/Surg nurse and nursing in general. I do not wear rose colored glasses and I'm a true realist. My goal is to have my nurses and team members rediscover their spark and remember why they wanted to become nurses in the first place. I fight for them as a floor and encourage them to join me.

    To those that hate med/surg nursing so badly...get out. It's really simple. As I have said before, you are a toxic co-worker to the environment.

    While I'm on my soapbox, I totally detest nurses that come to the Med/Surg nurse thread and whine about their med/surg job and how much it sucks. I don't go to other threads on AN and bash how awful being an ICU, ED, dialysis, or another other nurse is. Do you think they want to hear it?
    I think the med/surg thread should be for those actually interested in Med/Surg

  • May 23

    There is power in numbers. If everyone goes to the HN and you get no results, go to HR. Starting completing incident reports for her behavior. They will have to pay attention if you start a legal paper trail.

  • May 23

    There is power in numbers. If everyone goes to the HN and you get no results, go to HR. Starting completing incident reports for her behavior. They will have to pay attention if you start a legal paper trail.

  • May 23

    There is power in numbers. If everyone goes to the HN and you get no results, go to HR. Starting completing incident reports for her behavior. They will have to pay attention if you start a legal paper trail.

  • May 22

    There is power in numbers. If everyone goes to the HN and you get no results, go to HR. Starting completing incident reports for her behavior. They will have to pay attention if you start a legal paper trail.

  • May 22

    There is power in numbers. If everyone goes to the HN and you get no results, go to HR. Starting completing incident reports for her behavior. They will have to pay attention if you start a legal paper trail.

  • May 22

    There is power in numbers. If everyone goes to the HN and you get no results, go to HR. Starting completing incident reports for her behavior. They will have to pay attention if you start a legal paper trail.

  • May 14

    My philosophy:

    1) Make no med errors

    2) catch any pt circling the drain before they code

    3) get out on time

    4) get my lunch at the very least

    5) Be mindful of burn out

  • May 11

    A company logo badge reel. The same ones all new employees get.

  • May 8

    Tok= Tons Of Kids. I have 7 of them.

  • May 6

    Tok= Tons Of Kids. I have 7 of them.

  • May 2

    I married one, so I'd say I'm pretty ok with them.

  • May 2

    I married one, so I'd say I'm pretty ok with them.

  • May 2

    I married one, so I'd say I'm pretty ok with them.

  • May 2

    Tok= Tons Of Kids. I have 7 of them.


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