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  • May 29

    Quote from Been there,done that
    Wherefore art thee Mods?
    Right here. Sorry, was descaling the coffee pot.

    Closing for staff review.

  • May 27

    Quote from DreamerMW
    I'm sorry for all the unasked-for opinions and negativity that some previous posters offered. And to answer your question, yes, days- only jobs absolutely exist. They are many hospitals who even offer 8-4 and such (one that comes to mind is CHOP). And there are always clinics where you can work 9-5. This is what's beautiful about nursing, it's so versatile. you put enough work and effort into looking, you will likely find a position that works for you. Good luck!!
    As someone who worked at the facility that you named, inpatient and outpatient, new grads are usually on a rotating shift; there was no 8-4 shift that you soak of, at that was in the clinics, and even then they have late nights; there is not always a "fixed schedule".

  • May 26

    You can ask for whatever you want but a few things to consider,
    Why are you going into a field that is known to have round the clock shifts and ask for special treatment?
    Who do you think should work the evening and night shifts? The experienced, long term employees?
    As a seasoned employee whose kids are older I do try to help out any coworker with younger children but I would have a hard time with any new employee who expected what has taken me years of night shifts to obtain.

  • May 20

    ....Aaaand he's BACK!

    Then the male looking female RN will cath the patient. The patient can refuse any treatment. If the female patient wants to wait for a female looking female nurse to cath her, she has that right.

  • May 20

    Quote from Mhays
    Nurses today have a lot more options than they did many years ago. Years ago, nurses just worked in hospitals, nursing homes, and doctors offices and wore the white hats that they wore on their heads. Now, nurses have so many more options to choose from and they do not have to see patients in order to be a nurse. My role of nursing is through research and writing. I have already been doing the patient bedside care. I did geriatric nursing bedside care and school nursing care. Now, I take those skills that I have done in the past and use them for my research which I am doing today. I also take those bedside skills and use them in my writing which I also do today as well. Today, nurses can work from their homes and do telephone nursing or give advice on forums via telecommute. Also, nurses can do research for NIH and write research papers. They can work for the government as well if they would be open into doing so. There are so many different options available today. My best advice to give you would be to do a search on the internet and see what the internet comes up for "nursing that does not do patient care." I bet that there are many things that come up and can help you find what you are looking for. Best of luck to you and I hope that you find what type of nursing job that you are looking for. Marcella 5/19/16
    That's all well and good, but you had bedside experience before you found the good job. You had the skills.

    There's a disturbing number of nurses now who want to skip straight from school to research, writing, case management, phone triage, etc, and never actually have to touch (eewww, gross!!) sick people.

    I've run into new grads who have no clue how to insert a Foley or NG, have never listened to lung or bowel sounds, and can barely string three words together to form a coherent sentence when they chart.

    How in the world are they supposed to function in any of the jobs I mentioned??

  • May 20

    Quote from lnvitale
    Absolutely. Shaving someone's genitals without their permission can be considered sexual assault. Shaving someone's beard or other body part without their permission can be considered assault.

    Get permission or don't do it. If you do it without permission (unconscious patient or what have you) there had better be a very, very good reason. I was specifically instructed that lice is does not count as a good reason.

    This is what I was taught.

    I thought it was standard until I saw the stuff people post here.

  • May 20

    Quote from Barbie8808
    OK PEEPS LETS GET THIS STRAIGHT NOW!!! I am a cna who works as pct at two hospitals on the east coast. I DO NOT WORK AT A LTCF.I DO NOT WORK AS A HOME HEALTH AIDE. So my job description may not fit the same as the aides that you work with. In my job description at MY JOB I am able to start iv's-flush them to ensure the work correctly not start a bag of fluids or hang meds. I am able to draw blood do ekg's etc. PLease back to the pubs thanks u guys rock!!!!
    PEEPS respond to that which they find interesting, and they are finding your job description interesting.

  • May 20

    You're a CNA being asked by nurses to start IV's? That's more concerning to me than any overgrowth of hair anywhere!

    Quote from Barbie8808
    Yup you guess it, this post is all about pubic hair. Ive been in the game for almost 10 years and I have no idea why cna's or nurses ignore pubic hair or excessive hair in general!!! I had a nurse ask me to get an IV on a patient once who literally resembled Chewbacca. Fortunately I had success in his hand which is frowned upon at my institution but heck what else was I going to do? Oh but thats not the half.... What about when I have a patient whose on golytely or diarrhea??? The last thing I'm tryna do is fidget with 7 inch longs pubes. I'm wondering if its ok to provide lil snip snip?

  • May 19

    That's a very nice medical urban legend.

  • May 18

    Quote from floatingribs
    That's a very big generalization to make especially since at lots of universities the nursing schools are far more competitive than the generic BS in biology. It is lame that many pre meds use this philosophy and automatically assume all nursing students are far dumber and wouldn't be able to maintain high gpas.

    Also pre meds aren't doing any dosage calculations that's why you don't hear of them... (all it is is just general courses in varying sciences, a pre med concentration isn't even a major and is literally useless if you don't get to med school)
    Well... The Commuter has a point because take a look around on here and how many "I failed the NCLEX five times!!" posts do you see? Not every one of those students are from a for profit school, either. I precept students from a major university with an esteemed nursing program often and just to be frank, a lot of these students are not the sharpest crayon in the box. It boggles my mind.

  • May 18

    I suppose my views will go against the general grain...

    There tends to be a difference in the types of students who opt for pre-med versus pre-nursing. For instance, we simply do not hear of pre-med students who struggle with 7th grade level dosage calculations or seek to be admitted to programs with low GPAs.

    Nursing attracts its fair share of dreamers. Some of these dreamers lack the academic horsepower to work through the curriculum. I know I might receive some blowback for my thoughts, but sometimes an opposing view stings.

  • May 18

    " I still feel that this organization is where I am supposed to be, and it makes the most sense for me right now."

    I don't know why you "feel" as you do about this facility, but I think it's time for a reality check. As has been said, unless you have some strings to pull, I think your future is elsewhere. Probably better for you to be more realistic about that and begin to look at "elsewhere."

  • May 18

    Quote from run.for.the.roses
    . I have always been willing to take full accountability for my actions.
    I am sorry that this has happened to you -- but you need to move on for the moment. Find a job at another facility, even if that means moving to another town or taking a job that is not in a hospital. After you have established yourself as a successful nurse somewhere else and have the positive job references to show for it, you may be able to get a job at your former hospital. But it is not an option for you right now.

    On another note ... and I don't mean to be harsh with this ...

    People say that they are "willing to take full responsibility" all the time without really thinking what that means. It's as if they think say that magical phrase makes all the bad stuff go away. It doesn't. If you are really ready to accept responsibility, then you are willing to acknowledge that you made some significant mistakes and are willing to suffer the expected consequences of those mistakes. In this case, it means understanding why that hospital is not going to give you another job right now -- and being willing to earn a second chance rather than just being given it because you want it. You need to earn that second chance by becoming a successful nurse somewhere else and showing that by having a good job record for a while -- probably a few years.

    I wish you the best of luck.

  • May 17

    "Instead of focusing on who is in charge focus on the care of your patients. It is bothersome how much this is bothering you. Sad you are focusing so much on this while you're at work rather than just helping the patients...Meanwhile, the doctor probably dreads signing your much higher paycheck because now you are causing problems when, before, he likely had none. I would take that job, in a heartbeat, to get away from ego driven Licensed RNs in hospitals."

    There are so many assumptions made in these two statements that it sickens me. Apparently this conversation has struck a cord with you to have this type of reaction. If you took 2 secs to think outside your pseudo reality and your own personal bias you would recognize that I was addressing an issue out of concern for my patients and protecting my license. Also, if it was an issue of "ego" getting in the way why would anyone work in an office that they are fully aware is being clinically managed by MA's? If you work in the medical field and don't go in everyday acknowledging that you give and get respect with everyone no matter their status, AND that you can learn something from everyone you work with then you are doing yourself a great disservice. Obviously you haven't learned this yet.

    Sidenote, of all the skills that you listed above that you performed as an MA and stated they "aren't hard" such as starting an IV, do you believe that negates the need to learn about disease processes and proper technique before doing so? Would you like one of your family members being treated by someone that lacks that knowledge and just performing tasks that "aren't hard" because they were told to? I think not.

    Maybe you should stop with the judgment and self reflect that if being an MA in this AMAZING office that you report it was that great then why did you want to become a nurse?

  • May 17

    Denise.RNformerMA, must be nice up there on your high horse in the land of delusion.