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ThePrincessBride, BSN, RN 34,895 Views

Joined Jun 13, '10 - from 'Somewhere'. She has '1 RN, 3 tech' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Med-Surg, NICU'. Posts: 1,946 (60% Liked) Likes: 5,133

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  • Jun 22

    Providers MAKE money for the man, nursing is viewed as COSTING money for the man.

    Corporate health care.. at it's finest.

  • Jun 22

    Great pay, great benefits, job security, finding new grads is like shooting fish in a barrel. The VA in California is on the winning side of being selective.

  • Jun 22

    It's not shocking at all. When I received a job offer as a new grad, I was told I could start orientation after I passed NCLEX ...they didn't even mess around with the "graduate nurse" job stuff.

  • Jun 18

    Sad about leaving coworkers?!!?? Ok....never had that problem! I was and am still a team player. But at the end of the day (or night, as was the case), it was my *** that was left on the floor watching them hit the elevator, my eyes propped open with toothpicks while I ​make that long drive home, and my pockets that had to pay the bills. I get along with everybody because I can't fight and I can't run. But when it's time to move on, it's time to go. Nope, when I left, the deuces were in the air! And I had that George-Jefferson strut (arms swinging behind me and all) as I exited that one last time!

  • Jun 16

    Quote from psu_213
    The student replies to me "well, how about a real report."


    Wow. WOW. When I was in school, I had to go to the unit the night before and research my patient and was expected to know all about them, including their scheduled meds, by the time I arrived bright and early 1 hour before shift change. The *only* exception to this was L&D.

    Interesting. Things sure have changed.

  • Jun 16

    First, I have never witness a nurse being mean (patronizing, etc.) to a nursing student--even if said student was not up to standard.

    It does go both ways. I got to work, got report on my patients. Started the routine of assessing/medicating my patients. A group of students strolled onto the unit at 0755. One came up to me and said "I have Mrs. Smith in room 2" (name changed to protect the innocent). I replied "OK, well she has a history of A fib. She is here after cardioversion." The student replies to me "well, how about a real report." I wanted to tell her "well, that happened an hour ago," but I held my tongue and did give her more of a report. (I don't know about anyone else, but when I was in school, we always arrived before shift change and listened to report...that does not seem to be the standard now.)

    Yes, it's a shame that nurses aren't always appropriate in their treatment of students; however, it can be a stressful experience for an overworked nurse to have a student come to him/her and demand that the nurse stop everything to "explain stuff" when other things need to be completed ASAP.

  • Jun 16

    They are busy and your teacher should teach.

  • Jun 16

    Being responsible for a student nurse is sometimes considered "extra work" by the nurses. If they have heavy assignments and/or their pt's status is very unstable, they won't have time to guide and explain every little steps to the student. Don't take offense when they refuse a student nurse. They don't get paid extra for taking a student.
    And for your own good, cut off the accusatory tone and attitude in the future.

  • Jun 13

    Granted, I only have hospital experience, but from what I've read here on All Nurses, 2 weeks orientation is awfully generous, and an assignment of 18 residents doesn't sound like a crazy number. Not to say it isn't difficult work - I'm sure it is. I just remember many nurses writing about having many more residents and less orientation.

  • Jun 13

    You need to know which corners to cut. Medication administration timing ( to that extent) is not one of them.

    You also need to know when to get out of a toxic environment. I would assume the reason you are not on the schedule, is because you are on suspension.

    Give your resignation, you have nowhere to go but up.

  • Jun 10

    Quote from WheresMyPen
    i get where you are coming from and i probably would have suggested the same thing to the lady. And yes the pharmacist could have been nicer. I just usually don't like confrontation so I would have not engaged further with the pharmacist. But don't let it bother you. Some people just have poor social skills
    I would have minded my own business, and not made it obvious that I had "eavesdropped" on a private conversation between the pharmacist and a client. I realize the conversation was probably easily overheard, but, still, I believe that most of us go out of our way in those situations to at least pretend that we're not overhearing the conversation the other person is having with the professional. Seems like just basic courtesy to me.

    If I had a similar conversation with a pharmacist and someone came up to me afterwards, however well-meaning, and said, "Oh, I heard your conversation and you should do such-and-such instead," I would be deeply offended, regardless of how good the unsolicited advice might be.

  • Jun 10

    Quote from Pangea Reunited
    Well, imagine if the reverse were to happen. You're at work giving your patient requested advice. As the encounter ends and you start to walk away, the pharmacist walks over and says, "Excuse me, but I'm a pharmacist and I know better blah blah blah...".
    I'm sorry, but I believe that you were the one behaving badly, in this case. You may have been well-meaning, but your behavior was obnoxious.
    It's more like you are at work and advise your patient....and as you walk away, some random unrelated visitor comes up and says to your patient, "excuse me, but actually blah blah blah. I'm a pharmacist."

    At your job. Where they are some random visitor that is totally unrelated to the situation at all. I would be annoyed!

  • Jun 10

    My D is a fourth year PhD student. She has worked so hard on this degree, and still has about 2 more years until her dissertation is finished. Then she may have to do a year as a Fellow. I don't think people realize how much is involved in getting a doctorate, especially one with a strong research component. My D has to take classes, do tons of research in her lab, work as a TA, and do therapy with clients. She has been stretched to her limit (and beyond-I worry how thin she's gotten).

    Of course in social situations, I'd never expect her to use her Dr. title-but in the professional realm, you betcha. She will have MORE than earned the title.

  • Jun 10

    I think that to contradict another professional in their workplace (not yours) is not appropriate unless something dangerous is happening. This didn't qualify as that kind of situation. I think you were in the wrong and I understand why the pharmacist reacted the way he did.

  • Jun 10

    I figure if someone has taken the time to get an advanced education (far more years than I), he actually DOES know more than I do.

    This is one of the few web sites I visit where there is such disdain shown for advanced education. If it's more than the member posting has, it's just "fluff" or "frou frou." But don't dare show disrespect for what I LEARNED, I worked HARD for my license.


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