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ThePrincessBride, BSN, RN 33,298 Views

Joined Jun 13, '10 - from 'Somewhere'. She has '1 RN, 3 tech' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg, NICU'. Posts: 1,909 (59% Liked) Likes: 4,995

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  • May 5

    Yeah. Let's pay people less who, with one slight error, could easily kill a patient.

  • May 5

    Yeah. Let's pay people less who, with one slight error, could easily kill a patient.

  • May 5

    Yeah. Let's pay people less who, with one slight error, could easily kill a patient.

  • May 4

    Yeah. Let's pay people less who, with one slight error, could easily kill a patient.

  • Apr 25

    I am always puzzled by the stereotype that baby boomers are technologically-challenged. Steve Jobs and Bill Gates, anyone? Mark Dean?

  • Apr 25

    I am a millennial and I honestly get tired of the bashing and stereotypes.

    I am a big team player. In fact, that is feedback I have received on numerous performance reviews. I am a team player because I have always worked my way up in life and know what it is like to be the bottom man on the totem pole and mistreated. I started my career as a teen volunteer at a local hospital. In college, I worked in fast food, catering and desk job work. Then I started working as a sitter for another local hospital and let me tell you, that job was hard sometimes. After a good performance review, I was promoted to be nursing assistant. I worked as an assistant for more than three years. Now I am a registered nurse.

    My fifty-something year old mother is far more tech savvy and even has a Twitter account.While she is a team player, she also counsels other young professionals on how to advance in their careers and advocate for themselves. It was she who encouraged me to interview for my new position while I had reservations about leaving a system I had been a part of for six years.

    I have also met some baby boomers who care more about their seniority than what is for the good of everyone. The people at my job that whine the most are the ones who have been there the longest while the less senior people tend to keep quiet.

    You can't stereotype people by age group. It just creates division and animosity.

  • Apr 25

    Quote from walkingdeadhead
    Type B here...I work in education now but still work prn in critical care. I remember when I was hired from a much smaller facility the clin spec at my new facility warned me about the "ICU snobs" as she called them. What I learned is that not everyone knows everything, including me. I got a lot out of how critical my new co-workers were, because it made me see all the important and unimportant details. But they also learned a lot from me, I actually caught a lot of things that they missed since they were very focused on the critical care side. The best thing to do is grin it and bear it until you are on your own. When you are on your own, stand your ground. If you are following policy and doing the right thing, no one should be able to make you feel like you're not doing your job.
    ICU snobs are correct. Most of them haven't worked outside of the NICU in years or ever and have even wrinkled their noses when they discover that I started my career in a community hospital in a rough part of town. I still work in med-surg and know that if they were put on the floor with seven patients they would be running away screaming.

    I do admire their precision and their perceptive nature and feel I can learn some good things from them. But I have definitely had to bite my tongue more than a few times as their extreme ocd can make even the most chill person have a hypertensive crisis.

  • Apr 25

    Thank you!

    I just want to give some of them some Xanax and tell them to calm down, especially my day shift preceptor who joked about firing me for not changing a diaper "properly." :/

    Other than that, I love my job and I feel honored to work in the NICU!

    Quote from babyNP.
    oh goodness I remember those days. I do NOT miss bedside nursing for that reason of people being so hyper about every little thing when TBH it doesn't matter if the stripes in the blanket are lined up and yes, there is more than one correct way to do most tasks.

    I just popped in to say that I'm really happy to hear that you got your job in NICU though TPB!

  • Apr 25

    Quote from Hockeynursing
    You know you're a nurse when you see the topic and think it's about blood types [emoji12]
    A positive here.

  • Apr 25

    Thanks everyone for the insight. I will continue to do what I am told to do just to get out of orientation and on my own. I will try to be as type A as possible in the meantime and learn as much as I can. Thankfully I am towards the end of day shift orientation and will be back on nights soon.

  • Apr 23

    I meant what I said. There does seem to be a hierarchy of nurses within nursing, with critical-care RNs at the very top of the chain. I am not talking about the hierarchy of different nursing positions and responsibilities (CNA, LPN, RN...) but within the realm of licensed nursing professionals in regards to specialties and settings.

    I see it all the time as a med-surg nurse from nurses in higher acuity settings.

  • Apr 21

    And yeah the fiance...dump him. A person who wants to hold you back and threaten you for something like what you've described is not boyfriend material.

  • Apr 18

    I started applying for other jobs at the seventh month mark and within two weeks got an offer for another specialty.

  • Apr 18

    Quote from LadyFree28
    Or some can be working to get free air conditioning...at least I am...

    I work less fall-late spring, then I add hours during the summer months-keeps my bills low and I make more money; not a grind when one is staying inside in the cool air.

    I vacation in the fall; less people and the right temperature to enjoy attractions and cultural events.
    I agree. I find fall and spring to be less busy. Fewer people take vacations in April and October but the weather is still nice in some other part of the world.

  • Apr 18

    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    You've only been there 4 months and expect a short staffed facility to grant a vacation 6 months after you started? Many companies you are expected to work 12 months full time to be eligible to request vacation. You are also asking with relatively short notice
    This is ridiculous.

    Only in America do we frown upon people who want time off to enjoy their lives.

    OP, I would have told them upfront upon accepting the job that you had something plan but what's done is done. That is water under the bridge now. I would go through the proper channels to see about getting time off approved but prepared to have it unpaid.


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