Harrison 1,282 Views
Joined Mar 10, '04.
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lawyers that have nursing degrees are difficult to come by and nursing law is a specialty in itself. it can be quite lucrative when you are a hospitals legal counsel.
this sounds so familure....i also was termintaed after 5 month at my first job and have been terminted several times from other nursing positions due to female coworkers. women don't like male nurses that know more than they do, they get deffensive insecure and jelious and will look for ways to make you look bad or make an error. it is the been a patern any time a male starts to show up the female nursing establishment...... it has been jelousy insecurity of other female nurses. i have seen over and over again that women will support each other and help cover up mistakes and a male nurse is thrown under the bus. you need for your survival "men are from mars and wemon from venus", it will help you understand how women think and how to better manage yourself. relationship advice & health advice books by john gray, ph.d. - john gray's mars venus
my advise to you is to go into a specality that is male dominated such as oprerating room - emergency rooms - corrections and psyc. my self last year worked in a prision and it was the best job ever due to the male population of the prision, male correction officers, and due to all that testoserone even the female nurses started to work and comunicate more like men, direct to the point, not passive agressive, problens were taken care of on the spot and nobody held grudges, forgive forget and move on. it was great work emviorment to bad the state cut back agency staff and at that time i was not in a position to apply for full time employment with the state.[font="comic sans ms"]if you have any questions e-mail me privately.
harrison rn for 8 years.
RN in San LUIS OBISPO new to the area and looking for staffing agencies, clinics, hospice, out patient, hospital or other possible opportunities in the area for employment.
Any advise, ideas or networking possibilities are all WELCOME!!!!
THANKS ............. HARRISON
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Satellite Healthcare and Renal Advantage have major presents in the San Francisco Bay Area....Does anyone have any information on what the clinic environment is like? ..... Management Style? Culture? Patient Care? Staffing? Medical Benefits? The Pay in relation to the cost of living? ...... Please share your thoughts and experience ......................................!!!!!!
I have read all the posting for DaVita and Fresenius....I know from past experience that all the negatives are true about Davita. The staffing ratio and cult mentality so you think it is ok to work 12 hours with out a break. I don't want to be placed in the same situation again, it is not a safe enviorment for the Patients or the Nurse. Thanks
i am thinking about relocating to the sacramento ca from the northwest, and working for dci in that area. i would like to know what the dci clinic culture is like? ie teamwork, attitudes, staffing, management style, education opportunities , housing what area to live in, ect. the last clinic i worked for was a davita clinic. i was the evening charge. i was the only nurse in the building after 16:00 till the last patient was rinsed back around midnight and we had 21 stations. i was run ragged, did all the patient assessment, meds and scared that i could not be at two emergences at the same time. i only lasted 10 months. davita ran us all ragged most of us didn't get any breaks for a 10 to 12 hour shift. davita also had some interesting policies and procedures that were more financially based and not based on sound medical practice. we were on reuse, and as long as they passed the reuse testing they would be used sometimes 40 or 50 times. i could tell many stories about the staff and difficult working environment. they do their davita school which is just a bunch team building exercises to get the staff as productive as possible and build team loyalty so they can keep working you to death. it has taken me several years to be able to step back from that experience and want to go back to work in a dialysis clinic, i do miss the patients, the families and making friends with staff. i miss the critical thinking skills and giving the best individualized treatment for optimal outcomes to each patient be my personal goal. thanks for your feedback. harrison
Started an ICU residency this month. I had hospital and nursing orentation this week. The class room portion startes next week, 3 days a week and one 12 hours shift in the unit. I was able to work the previous two week in the CCD which helped me get my feet wet. So, life is good.
I know how you are feeling. I had 75 question and was done in 85 min. I went home feeling that I had just been hit by a truck. I foud out this afternoon that I passed. I'm sending positive vibs your way!!!
I'm also taking the boards that week, mine are on the 13th. I am doing all that I can to prepare and pass the damn test, but still am anxious. I have take the review class 4 days of painfull lecture, and answering questions at home on numerious CD's and WEB sites. I have also worked as a float nurse tech for the last year at the local hospital. So, I have been exposed to good clinical experences. I did my mentorship in the ER and have taken a residency in critical care.
I HOPE TO GOD!!! I PASS THIS DAMN TEST!!!
ICU at St Claire Hospital in lakewood wa, residency starts in August. I will be working 12 hour shifts and since I'm the newbe I'm sure I will be working nocs wich in the ICU is a good to start it is little less intense than the day shift.
I Have worked at Harrison Hospital for the last year, and I am looking to work at am other facility due to the lack educational opportunities and health care benifits to RN staff. I would look at St. Josephs Hospital in Tacoma part of the Franciscan Health System. I can not say enough acolades about how I was treated by the Nurse Recrutiter Dana Hall and support staff. https://www.fhshealth.org/job/default.asp They have exceptional benifit packages, education opportunites, and just a very positive suportive working enviorment. I have not heard a negive coment about their facilities.
I am a new graduate that has been HIV posive for 20 years. I am wondering about disclosure to a new employer. Does anyone have any ideas or feedback that is in simular situation. I did not have any problems with the school or with clinicals. I did disclose to my teachers, and they have been very suportive of me and my goals. I did not disclose to the hospital when I was working as a nurse tech this past year. I personaly feel that with universal precausions in place that my HIV status is not any body busness but mine.
I am just finishing up. I have only 6 more clinical day left. I'm counting down the hours. Will graduate in June. Good luck to you all. Nursing school has been one of the best things that I have done with my life.
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