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Joined Jun 13, '10. She has '2 RN, 3 tech' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg, NICU'. Posts: 2,201 (61% Liked) Likes: 6,225

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  • Jan 18

    I'm in the minority because I adore them. Granted, I am childless and single and a PCA but I like the fact that I still get the same differential as the night shift without wrecking my circadian rhythm (I despise nights). They also are great for my school schedule and I don't have to wake up ridiculously early or deal with baths.I imagine that my opinion will change when I start having children. But as it stands, I would choose a 3-11 shift before a 7p-7a or 11p-7a.

  • Jan 14

    You have twenty-five years of experience and only make 65k/base? Where on Earth do you live?

  • Jan 14

    Quote from Nurse Beth
    I completely agree. The proposed legislation calls for 1:3 Tele, 1:4 MedSurg!
    I strongly believe that quality of patient care (in med-surg) declines when a nurse has more than four patients. There is something about having that fifth patient that just throws things off balance. Six is hard, and seven is ridiculously unsafe.

  • Jan 13

    Quote from Tacomaboy3
    I don't quite understand the dissident when it comes to pursuing a BSN, or at least increasing the proportion of BSN-prepared RNs. Does it make you a better and more skillful registered nurse? That's debatable, but the commenters on the post seem to think not.

    I think pursuing higher levels of academic education is a great thing, and it's really only those who do who really impact the profession in nursing research and policy.

    Mad about wasting your time on unnecessary classes? Big whoop. You think lawyers and physicians are better in their fields because they took an Underwater Basketweaving class in undergrad? No. But those are the academic hoops you gotta jump through. EVERY SINGLE person who's earned a bachelor's degree has likely taken a course unrelated to their major or profession of choice. Pull up those big girl panties. Nursing school isn't trade - it's a profession.
    I am going to disagree. Nursing is indeed a trade and this anti-education sentiment that permeates much of the "profession" is proof. Most nurses are chronic hourly workers. We punch in a clock, have strict dress codes and lower educational requirements. We have far more responsibility than PT/OT/Speech Therapy, but those professions require a MS and have more stringent standards. Very few diploma mills to be found in those professions, unlike nursing.

  • Jan 13

    Quote from Tacomaboy3
    I don't quite understand the dissident when it comes to pursuing a BSN, or at least increasing the proportion of BSN-prepared RNs. Does it make you a better and more skillful registered nurse? That's debatable, but the commenters on the post seem to think not.

    I think pursuing higher levels of academic education is a great thing, and it's really only those who do who really impact the profession in nursing research and policy.

    Mad about wasting your time on unnecessary classes? Big whoop. You think lawyers and physicians are better in their fields because they took an Underwater Basketweaving class in undergrad? No. But those are the academic hoops you gotta jump through. EVERY SINGLE person who's earned a bachelor's degree has likely taken a course unrelated to their major or profession of choice. Pull up those big girl panties. Nursing school isn't trade - it's a profession.
    I am going to disagree. Nursing is indeed a trade and this anti-education sentiment that permeates much of the "profession" is proof. Most nurses are chronic hourly workers. We punch in a clock, have strict dress codes and lower educational requirements. We have far more responsibility than PT/OT/Speech Therapy, but those professions require a MS and have more stringent standards. Very few diploma mills to be found in those professions, unlike nursing.

  • Jan 12

    Quote from flyersfan88
    The OP needs to understand she is no more deserving of these amazing dreaaaaaammmmm positions than anyone else, and no "less deserving" of the "horrible LTC" positions. As seen in her other posts, she struggles to understand this concept. Maybe it would benefit her to understand that if her poor entitled attitude shows in interviews, it is probably hindering her.
    Did I say that I was more deserving? No.

    But the LTC working conditions are horrible per every experienced nurse I have talked to. I have taken care of patients who have come from nursing homes due to neglect. I would never but my loved one in a nursing home.

    Am I entitled? Maybe. But I was told some ******** that hard work would bring rewards. I put myself in through nursing school working two jobs. I got my BSN and I worked as a nursinf assistant and received great performance reviews. I am entitled to feel what I am feeling.

    If my attitude was so awful and it showed then why was hired the very next day after a fifteen minute interview? My ****** attitude must not have been too off-putting for to be offered a job and to have an informal offer in the hospital.

    It amazes me how people like to talk down to my generation when your crowd was able to get a job for much less education and years sacrificed and for better benefits. Try being a new grad with a diploma today.

  • Jan 12

    Nursing school was traumatic for me. Lack of support from the school and a couple of clinical instructors who made my life miserable. Plus, I was dealing with other stuff in my life that made it tough.

    Working was a walk in the park in comparison as I knew once I clocked out and went home that I was done. I know others will disagree but I think my senior preceptorship did a great job preparing me for real world nursing.

  • Jan 12

    I still hope to be the next George R. R. Martin or J.K. Rowling (pipe dreams). My ideal life would be PRN nursing, traveling the world, and writing NYT's best-selling novels back-to-back-to...you get the picture.

    I have found some contentment in nursing. Though it is too early to say whether I regret my decision, I am glad I chose a marketable degree that pays a higher than average salary, helps me help my mother and brothers financially and allows me to have four days off per week.

  • Jan 11

    Well what does the N in LPN stand for?

    Of course LPNs are nurses. Anyone who says any differently doesn't know any better.

  • Jan 10

    Quote from ICUman
    With all the expenses lost in replacing burnt out nurses, fines for hospital acquired pressure ulcers, medication errors, and everything else listed above, etc., how come hospitals haven't realized reducing nurse to patient ratios will actually *save* the hospital money?

    Is it more expensive really just to hire a few extra nurses? All the hospital scores and safety numbers would rise, including HCAHPS.

    It would be a win-win for everyone. What am I missing?
    You would think so, but these hospitals are too short-sighted.

    And let's be honest, the nurses are not really breaking any budget for what they pay us versus what they charge and receive from the insurance companies.

  • Jan 9

    Quote from ICUman
    With all the expenses lost in replacing burnt out nurses, fines for hospital acquired pressure ulcers, medication errors, and everything else listed above, etc., how come hospitals haven't realized reducing nurse to patient ratios will actually *save* the hospital money?

    Is it more expensive really just to hire a few extra nurses? All the hospital scores and safety numbers would rise, including HCAHPS.

    It would be a win-win for everyone. What am I missing?
    You would think so, but these hospitals are too short-sighted.

    And let's be honest, the nurses are not really breaking any budget for what they pay us versus what they charge and receive from the insurance companies.

  • Jan 8

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  • Jan 8

    Get into NP school
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  • Jan 8

    Quote from Nurse Beth
    I completely agree. The proposed legislation calls for 1:3 Tele, 1:4 MedSurg!
    I strongly believe that quality of patient care (in med-surg) declines when a nurse has more than four patients. There is something about having that fifth patient that just throws things off balance. Six is hard, and seven is ridiculously unsafe.

  • Jan 6

    Quote from Nurse Beth
    I completely agree. The proposed legislation calls for 1:3 Tele, 1:4 MedSurg!
    I strongly believe that quality of patient care (in med-surg) declines when a nurse has more than four patients. There is something about having that fifth patient that just throws things off balance. Six is hard, and seven is ridiculously unsafe.


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