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Joined Oct 2, '09 - from 'Eastside USA'. newboy is a Psychiatric RN. He has '5' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Mental Health Nursing'. Posts: 391 (67% Liked) Likes: 1,204

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  • Dec 11 '16

    Quote from yjapple
    It's 92 bed facility and there is one Rn and two CNA for day shift and only one Rn (no CNA) for night shift
    I would run. That doesn't sound safe at all.

  • Nov 3 '16

    Quote from momofm1998
    And sadly, many students are not particuarly interested in nursing, just a good steady paycheck.
    So? Not every nurse has to be Florence Nightingale. Many people choose careers for financial stability, but that doesn't make them incompetent or bad at their jobs.

  • Oct 25 '16

    Quote from momofm1998
    And sadly, many students are not particuarly interested in nursing, just a good steady paycheck.
    So? Not every nurse has to be Florence Nightingale. Many people choose careers for financial stability, but that doesn't make them incompetent or bad at their jobs.

  • Oct 25 '16

    Quote from momofm1998
    And sadly, many students are not particuarly interested in nursing, just a good steady paycheck.
    So? Not every nurse has to be Florence Nightingale. Many people choose careers for financial stability, but that doesn't make them incompetent or bad at their jobs.

  • Oct 25 '16

    Quote from momofm1998
    And sadly, many students are not particuarly interested in nursing, just a good steady paycheck.
    So? Not every nurse has to be Florence Nightingale. Many people choose careers for financial stability, but that doesn't make them incompetent or bad at their jobs.

  • Oct 25 '16

    Quote from momofm1998
    And sadly, many students are not particuarly interested in nursing, just a good steady paycheck.
    So? Not every nurse has to be Florence Nightingale. Many people choose careers for financial stability, but that doesn't make them incompetent or bad at their jobs.

  • Aug 13 '16

    As the other posters have stated, take the post-acute job. It's easier to transition into another job if you have experience AND you're actively working.

  • May 5 '16

    Quote from shmedium
    I was recently fired from my job as a PCT. A nurse asked me if I could perform a particular task. I told her I wasn't sure, I called the supervisor and asked if I am permitted to do this. She asked if I had been taught it in nursing school. I indicated that I was. She said that the nurse can, then, delegate that task to me. I did it and was fired about a month after. This occurred in the state of Ohio, where the law is clear that the RN is responsible for accurate delegation and is to be who is held accountable for improper delegation. The task was inserting an NG tube. The procedure went smoothly and no harm was done. I have never been written up before, never even been late. The RN I was working for and the supervisor both said to do it. I rely on their knowledge to know how to do my job. I feel like I am a patsy.
    The RN should have been fired too. You both were accountable.

  • May 4 '16

    Quote from Octocaesar
    Technology can be harnessed to improve learning. But online courses are just...insufficient. There are things you learn just by stepping your foot in the campus. Even how long it takes for you to get ready for school builds your time management skills. These tiny little things make a big difference in character building. If I am the employer, I would want to hire "brick-and-mortar" kind of workers, not because I want to bully anyone but because it is my right to protect my investment.
    Let's hope you're never an "employer" then. While employers can hire anyone they see fit based on their own beliefs, I see so much fault in that. Everyone is different. I actually think it takes a dedicated, hard-worker to get through an online program. If I'm eventually the hiring manager, NM, or CNO of a facility, I would hope I don't select nurses based on bias and unproven beliefs.

  • Apr 15 '16

    Quote from OrganizedChaos
    He just didn't understand that if I got drug tested I could lose my license.
    Ever go to the grocery store and had to pray and pay - that is, pray that you'll have enough to pay for your groceries. Well, same concept just that you pray you don't get drug tested until it's out of your system lol.

  • Mar 25 '16

    Wait, wait, wait... what? Is this serious? And then it says she received a distraction-free environment AND extra time on an exam and STILL felt like her professor didn't do enough to help her pass. What's next? She's going to sue a coding patient for not giving her enough time to prepare. SMH.

  • Mar 13 '16

    I'm a new grad charge nurse in a LTC facility. I've been there for almost 2 months and I'm at the point where I'm literally scared to go to work. At first I floated, and that was ok, but I just became a regular on a dementia/psych floor. The paperwork and charting is sooo heavy, and I'm the only nurse on a 40-bed unit. I know I have to "manage my time" more effectively, but there's not enough time in one 8 hr shift to do everything that is required of me.. and i don't take lunch.

    I have to pass meds (and the time schedules of the meds are so crazy), start tube feedings, supervise CNAs, chart, pick up orders, check orders, treatments, and various other paper work that come in books.. and the worst of all is getting an admission.. i always fear that i'll get an admission .. and on top of all that, i JUST learned that i'm required to re-do the whole treatment book for the new month.. and my god, the daily interruptions i get.. supervisors coming every 5 mins to check the medex while i'm giving meds, CNAs calling me for this and that, residents not wanting to take their meds (i have to spend so much time just to encourage them to do so).

    I don't want to quit because I want to be able to handle everything, and I've floated to every floor to know that other floors are easier to handle; still hard, but a little easier. I just don't believe one nurse can do it all safely.



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