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  • Jun 20

    What a strange perspective. To wish yourself into some type of illness in order to sleep and push a call bell?

    I think the day a hospital-worthy illness hits you, you will see the folly of your envy. Sleeping 24/7 is highly overrated by healthy folks.

  • Jun 20


    I am assuming you work with older adults living in some sort of a nursing home? I NEVER envy the older folks I work with. The feeling of helplessness that one must feel to have to push a button in order to be able to go to the bathroom......yeah no thanks.

    And if you work in a hospital with acutely sick patient.....they are obviously there for a reason (aka sick) so why the hell would I be envious?

    Sorry, this post is ridiculous.

  • Jun 19

    I just posted this meme on facebook when I passed last year haha. Congratulations! I am sure everyone will be happy to find out the good news
    Attachment 24633

  • Jun 16

    Sooo I just got offered the job! Guess it just goes to show that you can never truly decipher what someone means over email lol. I'm so surprised tho.

  • Jun 16

    Quote from GrumpyRN
    If there are a lot of people going for the same post and everyone is pretty equal then you need some way to cut applicants.
    One person I knew when the advertisement for the post said apply on a form would reject people who also sent a CV (resume) because as she said if they can't read the advert then I can use this to whittle people down.

    You, unfortunately, have given a perfect excuse to reject you because,
    a) you were told you would hear from them and you contacted them.
    b) You made a silly typo.

    Not fair I know but sometimes that's all it takes to separate the sheep from the goats.

    Don't let this worry you too much, happens to us all and good luck in the future.
    A silly typo which you wouldn't have made had you spelled out "June" instead of taking the less formal route of typing 6/5. In that situation, I think I would have spelled out the date (more professional) and proofread the email a few times before sending it. I'm thinking you're probably no longer in the running for this job.

    I once applied for a job at the University of Iowa and used a template I had created back in the days when computers and word processing were really new. I addressed it to the "University of Idaho" at the Iowa address. Guess who didn't get that job?

  • Jun 7


    I've searched, and most of the topics on this discussion are from new grads bemoaning their preceptors and not much about how hard it is to have to mentor new grads, sometimes for months at a time, almost seemingly non stop as the unit goes through staff like regular people go through underwear in a week.

    Quite frankly, it's hard as heck to mentor and try and teach someone completely from scratch while still being expected to manage the team. You're forced to slow down from your normal pace, stop and explain every thing you usually do as second nature, and worst of all, deal with the swinging moods of your preceptee day after day. No I do not know everything, and I'm sick of the disrespect I can feel oozing from your pores.

    I am burned out. I want to work alone. I hate that my manager has volunteered me to precept. I have NEVER asked to. I'm assuming most nurses want to precept and ask to do so. Maybe I'm wrong on that part. The few shifts these days I work myself are a godsend.

    I know a lot love it, but it's not for me. I wish others on my unit were forced to take on a little more responsibility from time to time.

    /end rant

  • May 24

    We had to do this a few years back. One of the patients blew a gasket after being hospitalized for a few days and hearing the same thing over and over and over....his response? "Why the h*** do you people act like d*** robots? I'm an individual; talk to me based on me! Get the h*** outta my room"!

    Of course the manager that would stand outside the door eavesdropping with the script and clipboard to make sure we were "following the protocol", went scrambling back up the hall when she heard the patient's reaction. So much for treating the 'individual' patient.

  • May 20

    Quote from rnpeds13
    It not my friends "problems", its harassment and intimidation by Management.

    Famous Holocaust Poem:

    First They Came for the Jews
    by Martin Niemöller

    First they came for the Jews
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a Jew.

    Then they came for the Communists
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a Communist.

    Then they came for the trade unionists
    and I did not speak out
    because I was not a trade unionist.

    Then they came for me
    and there was no one left
    to speak out for me.
    This is no holocaust ...just a job that didn't work out. In any case, do as you'd like. I wouldn't waste my own time, though.

  • May 20

    You quit the job but now you want to get high and mighty about fighting against harassment? Get a lawyer and duke it out or move on. More than likely you're just going to come across as a jaded ex-employee and not be taken seriously.

  • May 20

    Why waste your time and energy? If you need income devote your efforts to getting a new job.

  • May 10

    "And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make." The Beatles

  • May 8

    Quote from Mavrick
    The BS-ing starts early with this one. She/he's not even in nursing school yet and flaunting their "prestigious" education.
    Sorry, don't you mean "BS(N)-ing"....?

  • May 8

    Some of my coworkers name drop where they went to school or talk about getting jobs at UCLA, Duke, etc...but that's not where we work...I am very happy with my hospital education and zero debt. For me, being able to work and put money into savings has been a relief, since I had several years of money problems. My hospital school of nursing is known in town, I doubt anyone would know it three hours away but it was a good program and I could afford it. No one has ever turned to me during a code and been like "Hey, where did you go to school?"

  • May 8

    Eh I heard Hopkins and Duke are pretty good hospitals and they didn't mind that I went to an unknown community college. Never once had a patient ask which school I attended before taking care of them, nor a hiring manager. Our school had a 99% NCLEX pass rate.

    Now that I think of it though, I think the "prestigious" nurses did get the better smelling poop and vomit to clean up, and they only coded the rich and famous while I was saving the blue collar guys.

    Huh, I guess I actually should have aimed higher!

  • May 8

    Call them back and finds out! (You could have done this in the time it took you to post this.)