OCNRN63, RN 43,335 Views
Joined Aug 27, '10.
Posts: 7,205 (75% Liked)
Should I have told the new job the truth? I was afraid it would hurt me
Yeah, having cancer is so much better than having to work. I'm so glad I got sick so I don't have to work.
I think before you go on and on about how you go to one of these prestigious schools the OP is talking about (which they are talking about those in Nursing school going on about their prestigious nursing schools) and it's known to everyone in the country, so prestigious that people come from all over the world just to attend, and you argue that your school is going to be a huge asset to you after you're done with nursing. You should clarify that you're not in the US and haven't even applied to or been accepted into a nursing program yet, and the earliest you think you'll be starting is another year and a half away.
Can I just say the title makes me think of this? Hyperbole and a Half: The Alot is Better Than You at Everything
Also, the companies making patient and OR beds need to consider making them longer. I shouldn't have to go steal a piece off an OR bed in another room to use as an extension for my patient who is 6" taller than the bed is long.
We often had "afew" tall people. My Dad is 6'3", I am "alittle" over 5 foot.
One time I asked my patient how tall she was, she said "4 foot 12". So I said "5 feet?" She said "no 4 foot 12" she paused for a minute and it clicked. I told her "congratulations, you can now tell everyone you're officially 5 foot"
I wouldn't consider asking a caregiver to cover me up after I had been exposed for over a half an hour after assessments had been done while multiple people (not related to my care) wandered in and out of the area I was in to be a "there, there now attention seeking behavior". It seemed like a simple request. And one that I had to make multiple times in multiple locations. Maybe that's the "there, there now attention seeking behavior" you are referring to? Having to make the same request multiple times? Because my, I thought simple, request wasn't being honored? And because of my condition at the time I was unable to do it myself? Unfortunately, I received the same dismissive behavior/attitude from my "caregivers" there as you seem to display. That's makes me kind of sad. For you.
I'm guessing, actually I know, that you've been doing your job for a very long time. Maybe too long. Because when you forget the "care" part of "patient care" maybe it's time to find a different career.
It's always darkest before it goes completely black.
What a wonderful, heartfelt tribute to the nurses who cared for his son. As a PP said, we usually get lumped into "the rest of the staff," but Jimmy took the time to make sure he knew the names of the nurses who helped care for his son.
I had a coworker and her husband commit suicide over allegations of drug use. Please be careful of accusations. It was a tragic experience for all of us and the daughter they left behind.
If you're not actually regularly using the skills for the exam you want to take, then it's too much. Certification says that you are able to perform to the level of that particular skill/specialty, so you're legally liable should you choose to try to put that cert to work.
I used to feel the same way but then I decided it was wiser (at least for me) to focus my certs on my specialty.
I definitely wasn't going for hits, I didn't want someone to click on it and get upset about the content. I know if I had personally lost a child to drowning reading my post would be upsetting. The last thing I want is to cause pain to another mother.
"...education beyond bedside practice."
That student from hell will become the co-worker from hell. For the sake of future patients and the nurses who will be caring for them, let "Alice" pass or fail on her own merits. She shouldn't need all this hand holding so close to graduation; someone who is close to graduate usually jumps at the chance to have more experiences or skills under his/her belt.
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