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  • 12:08 am

    Quote from smartnurse1982
    You are lucky to work for such an agency.
    My agency gives out Christmas presents to families and nurses,even if the families and nurses are not Christian.
    Those animals. How dare they give presents.

  • 12:08 am

    Quote from Farawyn
    Do you all ask kids directly if they are high?

    I have.
    I have as well. I have also asked them directly if they are carrying anything. They are usually honest. More honest than the adults i deal with at my other job.

  • 12:08 am

    Quote from Farawyn
    Do you all ask kids directly if they are high?

    I have.
    I thought about asking a parent this today...

  • 12:08 am

    Quote from Farawyn
    Do you all ask kids directly if they are high?

    I have.
    I have as well. Most kids are surprisingly honest when you are direct.

  • Dec 8
  • Dec 6

    Quote from KatieMI
    7). There is no such thing as "excessive nursing note". If it has to be the size of "War and Peace", so be it.
    THIS. Keep it objective, but make sure it has all the critical information. Do not presume that people will understand/infer something that you left out because you thought it was blatantly obvious and didn't need to add it.

    Also chart as though it will be exhibit A in a courtroom, because it very well may be. Thorough charting can be the thing that saves your job/reputation/license.

  • Dec 6

    You don't have to share any details you don't want--and honestly, it's a lot better for you if you don't. But at the same time, without details it's hard to judge whether your termination did have merit, or if it was a three-ring circus and you were unwillingly cast as the main clown.

    If you do feel that you were terminated unfairly, you could consult with a lawyer versed in employment law and see what he/she thinks. Most lawyers will give you an initial consult for free or at reduced cost, and they can tell you if you have a case worth pursuing. But don't expect the lawyer to turn it into a megabucks cash payout. Also don't look for lawyer to be able to get your job back...and to be honest, given what happened, you probably shouldn't go back to work there anyway. You'd have a target on your back the minute you return.

    Sorry this happened. Best of luck on whatever you decide to do.

  • Dec 6

    At the clinic I work in, we've got a Keurig; everyone brings their own pods, creamer, etc and the other clinic nurse and I take turns bringing filtered water for the Keurig. I use the pod filter and pack it with my coffee (Starbucks or Folgers) so I'm not spending any $$ on the pods. I probably wouldn't buy "special nurse coffee" unless it had a pic of Kevin Costner on it, in which case I'd sell my first-born and drink it no matter what it tasted like!! 😍

  • Dec 6

    Quote from Slyder
    I'll take an 80 which is what I got on my last attempt. Reading and math.....you are talking the sun and the moon. Most anyone can read. Not most anyone can do "simple algebra. " I get what you are saying to a point. But train and educate ppl for the required skills. A hand out and ten minutes after class does not give the student the skill set required. I went to lab and wasee brushed off. Given the problems I got wrong to redo. The instructor quickly went over how she solves the problems. Next math test was more in depth with double conversions before you could even guess how to set up an equation. D/H x V is not a real world solution to every problem. In any case. I am out. I do not agree with the practices. Not gonna spend my second college career. ********. I will find a new major and new career path. And btw I am an A and B student. Not to say I am smart. I always,hated school and had a very difficult time in my sciences but I busted my ass with hours upon hours of studying.
    I agree that finding a new major is a good idea for you. You were in over your head. The "non-credit" tests/requirements that so disturbed you would be a non-issue for a well-prepared nursing student.

    I will just just say this: whatever major you choose to take up will likely carry the same requirements, in that some basic knowledge is a given. No fanfare, no credit. You just MUST have the basic grasp of material that you did not possess in nursing. Fortunately, in most other majors, a lack of basic knowledge will not endanger others' lives. You are doing the right thing.

  • Dec 6

    Quote from Farawyn
    They need to wipe down the gym. Ringworm is rampant here and I have ongoing wars with the gym teachers.
    If the gym has those rubber gym mats, those need to be seriously cleaned. My school has a day care with those mats and ringworm loves those things.

  • Dec 6

    Quote from AliNajaCat
    I've quoted it once, I've quoted it a thousand times:

    β€œLet me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Wow, I love that quote.

  • Dec 6

    Quote from smartnurse1982
    Just a comment.

    Why do some people have a hard time accepting that others could get bullied based on appearance,personality,or even religion?
    Has anyone here suggested that it's not a possibility? I certainly have no problem accepting the idea. But I also think that a lot of what gets called "bullying" these days isn't really bullying, as underlined by the examples of real bullying described earlier in the thread.

  • Dec 6

    This may be a bit off topic, but I find the excessively used term, "bullying" to be incredibly tiresome and juvenile. While I understand that the definition has broadened significantly over the past few years, the recent misappropriation of the term to such minor offenses, especially by adults, belittles the experience of those who are truly being abused or harassed.

  • Dec 6

    Quote from elkpark
    Nah, it's just some allnurses participants with hurt feelings ...
    "Hurt feelings" seem to be the only diagnostic criterion for bullying, these days, which makes the whole subject difficult to impossible to talk about productively.

    Most "bullying" scenarios presented here revolve around hurt feelings with posters unable to stop crying and paralyzed by anxiety, resulting in accusations of bad work performance if not actual termination. Any attempt to get clarity on what actually happened is dismissed as "harsh". Any suggestion that the injured party might be misunderstanding or even contributing to the events is castigated.

    There's no question that words and obvious attitudes can hurt and damage the target ... verbal abuse is just traumatic as any other kind and mobbing does occur in all kinds of settings, not just nursing.

    But there's a dark side to that coin that I refer to as the "abuse excuse" and we've all seen it. It's the mediocre student blaming failure on classmates' eye-rolling, instructors playing favorites or not being invited out for coffee with the "in-crowd". It's the dangerously ignorant co-worker blaming poor job performance on the way a preceptor behaves, causing inability to learn and a paralyzingly fear of seeking help. You get my drift. "Somebody made me feel bad, so I can't be responsible for unpleasant consequences or my own subpar performance."

    Somehow, such destructive pressures are supposed to excuse a poster's own shortcomings ... but the pressures on the so-called "bully" are almost never mentioned. If they are, they are dismissed as irrelevant: "It's their job to nurture me" "NETY NETY NETY" "Where's the compassion!"

    The demand seems to be that we, as nurses, are obligated to make the poster feel good, regardless of her/his own behavior or contribution to the bad dynamic. This is practically the definition of co-dependence and is dangerously unhealthy response, especially for professional caregivers. When I see attempts to shame or guilt-trip responders into such unhealthy behavior, I have to ask, who's the real bully here?

  • Dec 6

    Just recently, I came across a quote from a well-known person who referred to Social Media as an "echo chamber for egos" where online exchanges just bounce around to reinforce what posters already believe .... with no regard for facts or accuracy. Pretty spot-on, I think.


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