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  • Nov 25

    I'm going to go out on a limb and guess the OP is a millenial. Touching a door without removing gloves is most likely a violation of hospital policy and very much a "big deal" in terms of infection control. A novice such as yourself should be called out for this behavior. I applaud your clinical instructor for this as he/she is ensuring you dont pick up bad habits such as this before you are even licensed. Learn from your instructor and quit playing the part of a victim.

  • Nov 25

    It's a requirement you knew about and you did not meet the score. I don't see what you have to appeal.

  • Nov 25

    Overall, the path to med school is an uncertain and expensive journey. They don't exactly write their own tickets. I think you are terribly misinformed.

  • Nov 22

    Have you imagined a world without most jobs, though? Garbage collectors, housekeepers, cab drivers, etc.

  • Nov 17

    Quote from caliotter3
    One of my employers said that their company buys the list of nurses from the Boards after I asked how they knew to send me one of their solicitations. I found out that the information is given to the public when I inquired regarding another situation. I was told that an individual nurse could make her information non-public by going through a request process when she is a victim of stalking, domestic violence, etc. I looked at the process and thought one would probably be dead before they could get any benefit from that policy.
    I had the same issue. I wanted it removed so my crazy ex couldn't find me. It would have taken an act of God. I did mess with the person I talked to. I asked for her full name and address (if she has mine I should be able to have hers) and told her that I was keeping a record of it so if my ex hurt or killed me my family knew who to name in a lawsuit. I know, it was mean but I just don't agree that the public has the right to my personal information like my address.

  • Nov 14

    First stop describing a the patient as 'whiny'

    You have an elderly lady who fell down the stairs and has most likely sustained multiple fractures. Take a moment and try and understand why this lady may be anxious and appearing to be more needy than other patients.

    Speaking as a 39 year old female who slipped on black ice and fell two years ago sustaining multiple soft tissue injuries as well as a fractured vertebrae, the fall absolutely knocked my confidence and for the next wee while I was incredibly nervous any time I had to walk over an icy surface.

    Why might the patient be at risk of under reported pain? Because the nurses are sticking her with demeaning labels instead of trying to take a moment to think about why she is the way she is?

  • Nov 10

    I think they sound like a lot of things in nursing. Really vague, qualitative, and difficult to measure. The only concrete info is 'start a nationwide campaign to make nurses be healthier' and 'get revenue other than dues'. Awesome. They're going to use their resources to remind me that in addition to everything else I do, I also need to exercise and eat kale because I'm a role model for America.

  • Nov 6

    There are states that will let people take the NCLEX 19 years after finishing school, with no requirements for even a refresher course? Yikes!

  • Nov 6

    Only one RN acts this way (probably not just to techs) and everyone gets a scolding? I'll bet the nurses there have a list of do's and don't's too....

  • Nov 6

    I am not at all bothered by the term veterinary nurse because that's a completely different profession. MA's calling themselves nurses, now that gets all over me.

  • Nov 5

    This is funny to me. "Vet nurse" is fine. Who cares???

  • Nov 5

    I hate it when people try to jazz up their posts with fancy fonts and colors, mess it up, then don't fix it. That's more annoying than the term 'vet nurse'.

  • Nov 5

    They can say what they want. They don't have the staff to fire you. And if they don't want to have managers stay late to cover, they need to stop staffing with such a razor thin margin of error, hire a staffing agency, or offer enough bonus money to make it worthwhile for their staff to cover for them.

    Look, I'm sympathetic to managers who need to call in a favor when three nurses are in an accident carpooling their way to work or a building collapsed nearby and their trauma bay is swarmed with 10x more patients than usual. But when they just don't staff adequately in the first place to deal with the crises that inevitably and predictably happen in this field - that's on them, not on you.

  • Nov 5

    I would not have stayed overnight, considering you have another job during the daytime that would have caused a conflict.

    If they cannot seem to sort out their staffing patterns then that is their problem.

    When nurses are put under situations like that they need to stop thinking "what about the patients", the facility clearly does not care about the patient if they continue to short staff to the point where people do not come in and others are continuously asked to stay extra.

    We need to form a collective voice and demand better staffing throughout the continuum of healthcare. *Steps off soapbox*

  • Nov 5

    Heck, if it were to the point of not having enough to pay my $65 renewal fee, I'm breaking out the credit card that is literally on ice. Like, frozen into a container of water in my freezer literally on ice. That renewal fee is definitely worth the effort of unfreezing it, using it, potentially accruing interest on it, and refreezing it so I can't use it for impulse purchases (the reason it's on ice to begin with). I need my paycheck and thus my job.

    Agree, it could be a passive aggressive way to get some time off, but I would think that if it happens more than once an employer is going to catch on. Mine even goes above and beyond to constantly email those with nearing expirations to get them done or face the consequences.


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