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  • 5:06 pm

    Using the word "seen" inappropriately. For example:

    "I seen that movie last week."

  • Jan 17

    Using the word "seen" inappropriately. For example:

    "I seen that movie last week."

  • Jan 17

    Quote from llg
    The worst case I ever dealt with personally was an experienced nurse switching specialties. She put in her 30-day resignation on Day 2 of employment. She had accepted a job in that new specialty in another city -- and wanted to go there with some experience under her belt. She thought she would get 30 days of paid orientation from us and then take that experience to her new employer. (And no, she didn't work for us before. She was a new employee for the hospital system.)

    She was surprised that I told her to leave right away -- in the middle of the day -- and that we would not pay her to take our orientation classes prior to her move out of town.

    It's nurses like that who have lead hospitals to require contracts.
    That takes chutzpah!

  • Jan 17

    Quote from llg
    The worst case I ever dealt with personally was an experienced nurse switching specialties. She put in her 30-day resignation on Day 2 of employment. She had accepted a job in that new specialty in another city -- and wanted to go there with some experience under her belt. She thought she would get 30 days of paid orientation from us and then take that experience to her new employer. (And no, she didn't work for us before. She was a new employee for the hospital system.)

    She was surprised that I told her to leave right away -- in the middle of the day -- and that we would not pay her to take our orientation classes prior to her move out of town.

    It's nurses like that who have lead hospitals to require contracts.
    That takes chutzpah!

  • Jan 17

    Using the word "seen" inappropriately. For example:

    "I seen that movie last week."

  • Jan 17

    Using the word "seen" inappropriately. For example:

    "I seen that movie last week."

  • Jan 15

    Quote from ponymom
    Buck up, Why are you the one crying and upset? Why are you the one considering counseling (on your own time and unpaid no doubt)? Why are you the one worried about wrecking some drugpig's career? Why are you the one who must worry about "social repercussions) because this bozo is taken out of service? Why must you feel the need to feel anxious?

    Listen, I have been directly involved in the end of two careers and probable end of one before it even got started (in RN school). because I was very sure of what I myself, I was dead-on right.

    Those types do not belong in health care. As for their coworkers, would they really want someone of that ilk caring for their loved one? That is the way you must look at things.

    Stop being sniveling and wishy washy, get pissed at the problems this selfish loser has caused. You have nothing to be ashamed or negative over. It is out of your character.

    Wow. This is not what Emergent needs to hear, and you are so off-base when it comes to health care professionals with addiction issues. There have been many who have been able to deal with their addiction and return to health care.

    Perhaps you see yourself as God's avenging angel when it comes to addicted nurses, but your scorched earth policy isn't helpful to Emergent, nor to nurses struggling with this disease.

    I saw some really terrific nurses lose their licenses due to addiction. It doesn't make me angry. It makes me sad, because they had so much more to give.

  • Jan 15

    Quote from Magsulfate
    Stick with the facts when you report it. Don't go on about your suspicions, that could get you into trouble. Let management investigate, you don't have to prove anything. What you're doing is making it clear you won't witness unless you actually see the waste. Also, that your coworker pulls out drugs for your patients without you asking him/her.

    This is what I was thinking. If OP chooses to report it, do not preface it with "I think Nurse X is diverting because..." Simply state "I think you should be aware that Nurse X has been pulling narcotics for my patients without my request, and then asking me to waste them with him/her."

    Let your manager draw his/her own conclusions.

  • Jan 10

    You could always try having just one highlight of light blue/pink/purple, rather than coloring your hair 100%. Subtle, but just enough to let you feel like you're different.

    I'm really not one for crazy hair colors, and personally, I side with your supervisor, but I wouldn't get bent out of shape over one highlight.

  • Jan 10

    Quote from EricaSAFJAF
    Graduation is in 3 months, so taking the NCLEX is a few weeks after that. I got a DWI this past Saturday and court is Friday...can they kick me out of school for getting a DWI? Can the BON prevent me from taking the NCLEX? Is there additional paperwork or hoops I have to jump through now? I'm getting a lawyer hopefully tomorrow but I'm really scared I scrwed up my whole nursing career before it even begins..

    (and yes, I've learned....I feel like a ****** person for getting a DWI, I could've hurt someone or my self and the guilt is killing me.....)
    Yes the school can possibly kick you out, and yes it is possible that your BON may refuse to let you sit for NCLEX. You really may have screwed up your career before it's started. Not to mention you could have killed someone driving while under the influence.

    I really, honest to goodness have no sympathy for you. For crying out loud...this close to graduation and you get drunk and drive? You should feel guilty. I hope you look over your shoulder a long time for this.

    Even if you do manage to graduate and sit for NCLEX and pass it, you may have a really hard time getting a job, particularly in this market. Who's a manager going to want to hire, you or someone who didn't get arrested for DUI?

    Personally, I hope the judge throws the book at you. We do not take DUI seriously in this country, and people are dying because of it.

  • Jan 10

    Sorry...I'm still trying not to yak over the ranch dressing in the breast milk container.

  • Jan 7

    Quote from DeLanaHarvickWannabe
    He was VERY manipulative. And he "cried wolf" quite frequently.

    I mostly feel for his children.

    Thanks.

    My first nursing job was in an inpatient psych unit. I still remember one patient who committed suicide on the unit.

    Suicides for psych nurses are the same as codes that go badly for ICU nurses, IMO. Both nurses try to keep their patients safe, but ultimately, bad things can happen that are out of our control.

    I'm so sorry.

  • Jan 7

    I am no longer working, but I have been oncology certified (OCN) by Oncology Nursing Society since 2010. I've also had certifications in other specialties throughout my career; sometimes I was compensated for being certified, but oftentimes I pursued certification for personal satisfaction.

    It frustrates me that nurses are asked to increase their education and obtain specialty certifications without rightful remuneration. When nurses do dare to ask for compensation, they're seen as being greedy. Altruism is a wonderful ideal, but it doesn't pay the bills.

  • Jan 4

    I'm sorry, but retaliating against a nurse who refused to work during her lunch is just ridiculous. You should have been blaming the employer for putting all of you in an untenable situation, rather than taking it out on a nurse who quite rightly chose to take her lunch away from the unit.

    It's unreasonable to expect people to work through lunch day after day. What if you'd had a staff nurse who was diabetic and needed to eat lunch? What about all of the accommodations that are given to nursing women? Would you have just expected that nurse to get engorged?

    My response was tempered; it could have been far harsher, but I chose to bite my tongue.

  • Jan 4

    Quote from RNsRWe
    FWIW, I could NEVER convince everyone on a shift to file the variance. There were just too many people who were scared to attract attention to their "poor time management".
    Some were just not "rock the boat" kind of people, you name it, they had a reason for not doing it. In the end it screws EVERYONE, because unless everyone participates, it's just one or two people who are the 'problem'.

    On the flip side, I used to work with a nurse who would declare it was her break time, and walk off the floor. Charge couldn't do anything because she WAS entitled to a break, and since none could be officially scheduled (too many variables in patient load on off-shifts) there wasn't much to do. Except have the nursing supervisor talk to her about breaking only when there was sufficient coverage, but we all knew what a crock THAT was. So....she took her breaks but we all were KILLING ourselves trying to cover those 30 minutes. And, yes, she got paid back FULLY by having no one available to help her at other times, and sometimes her meds were late or missed. Nice? No. But sometimes it gets ugly when only one person takes a lunch..... and everyone else is tired of covering. I can tell you that at one point, she DID stop that, finally, when it became clear to her she was VERY unpopular to work with!

    Rock and a hard place. Entitled to lunch, but not entitled to screw over everyone else AND the patients. Just....not pretty

    Why didn't the rest of you do the same? What you're describing is what I would consider horizontal violence. She had the unmitigated temerity to leave the floor for her lunch, so her co-workers retaliated by refusing to help her. How nice for the patients, who wound up getting meds late because there was no teamwork on that unit. I can't believe a professional nurse would engage in such petty behavior.

    Instead of taking frustration out on her, why didn't the staff put their collective foot down and demand that they get their lunch breaks too? This is an excellent example of the "Martyr Mary" syndrome. And before anyone says it's easy to say that, I have been there and done that.

    I never knew it was criminal to take an uninterrupted lunch. Yes, every now and then, things come up, but that should be the exception, not the norm.




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