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    I've found that committees aren't really leadership because you're generally only discussing what the suits want you to. Precepting too is just showing what you know to the newer nurses. Charge nurses can be excellent leaders for day to day matters.

    Anyway, that aside, I think the push to get people involved in these activities is from magnet and nurse engagement surveys. It's how management knows/thinks they're doing a good job is if the nurses are involved/report they're involved in quasi leadership roles.

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    Believe me, the students in the bsn programs are feeling lost on the floor too...

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    Nurseinprocess likes this.

    Quote from cwilliams032
    Not knowing how to give blood is kind of a big deal. I can understand the charge nurses frustration in having to teach a traveler such a basic skill
    Giving blood is easy. Obtaining consent, product acquisition, scanning, and documentation are very institution specific and I wouldn't expect a traveler to know it right away.

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    Quote from Been there,done that
    Some people can do nights, I appreciate them.

    I could never do it. It messed with my mind, body, and soul. Finish your first year and get on day shift.
    Then work on the romance part.

    Best wishes.
    This. You sound like me when I worked nights. I now work a combination of days/pms. I look back and regret how much time I spent miserable.

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    brownbook, psu_213, and Rocknurse like this.

    Isn't it more important to deescalate antibiotics appropriately than avoid starting them altogether? I mean, I would be more afraid of a truly sick person with a high bacterial load, thus the greater potential for acquiring resistance, than of the person with no such infection brewing. I get that no antibiotics are safe, but it seems like it would be a shame to not rescue a person that really needs it to avoid an outcome that could be avoided by implementing better deescalation programs and monitoring.

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    Holy cow... had a patient with a heme of 6 that was so symptomatic and made nervous. At 3, was the patient even alert?? One unit is nothing...

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    sevensonnets likes this.

    5-6 patients on nights and 12 weeks of orientation with everyone supposed to take charge sounds good to me. I get that's not the full story but maybe focus on the positives since you need to stay?

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    JOSH12141980 likes this.

    Congratulations on passing!

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    Sour Lemon and Rocknurse like this.

    I think your anxiety is reasonable given your situation. But right now it's not helpful to dwell on it. You're not going to be applying to different programs or look at entry level positions in different fields. There really isn't any good back up plan that you can set into motion now. You're in it to win it at this point... focus on doing well. Cross the failing bridge when and if you get there.

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    You're spending a lot of mental energy on failing. I'd instead plan to succeed. Like maybe brushing up on your skills, getting into touch with professors to get some lab time, etc. Planning childcare so you have some extra time to study, etc. Getting in touch with your old cohort for any tips.

    I get your nursing school is hard, but spending much mental energy on what ifs really isn't constructive at this point.

  • 4 might be a better place to ask your question.

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    brownbook likes this.

    Quote from Orion81RN
    Yes. Therefore, OP took appropriate measures as to NOT be unprofessional.
    But her actual concern was that patients were being neglected, so he took a bathroom break before getting too hot under the collar about it.

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    Quote from meanmaryjean
    And I want to point out that 12 hour nights gives you no more/less time with your little one as 12 hour days.
    If you are the source of insurance for your family, you need to figure that out now.
    Just saying, I kinda disagree with this. 12 hr nights means sleeping a bit before shifts and the day after. Unless you can function on little sleep, you'll be sleeping when they're most awake. I'd look for a 12 hr day position honestly. That way you won't have to monkey with your sleep schedule and only miss 3 days with your lo a week.

    Another option I like is pms if your husband can watch LO in evenings... you will get to see your little during the waking day for a bit, take them to daytime activities like library reading time, and still sleep normal hours and maybe save on childcare. The only down is you may not see your husband very much if he works banker hours.

    Also it is possible that you transfer to a unit that has more regular hours at your current facility? Like the dialysis unit, ambulatory surgery, cath lab? That may work better.

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    Have you ever had someone go septic on you? Talking one minute... BP tanking and trendelenburg the next? It's scary. With the increasing numbers of immunocompromised (aged, chemo, biologics, transplant), number of invasive procedures being performed, and antibiotic resistance, I get why it's such a hot topic right now.

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    inthecosmos likes this.

    Wow, they've got guts making those announcements after taking your deposit. No part time option? Really? Don't most np students work as well?