OCNRN63, RN 40,652 Views
Joined Aug 27, '10.
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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.
True. Unless she got approval in writing, before signing on at a new place. Still not a 100% guarantee.
Where is OP???? Did she elope?
Using the word "seen" inappropriately. For example:
"I seen that movie last week."
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.
Here I thought we were reviewing the 5 main causes of post-operative fever (5 Ws).
It's not that difficult; certainly nothing like it was ages ago when I graduated and took it.
I would wait to take it until you know if your employer requires it. Why pay for it out-of-pocket if it's something that is covered by your job?
Yeah . . . I don't get "eyebrow obsession". To each their own I guess.
"Field of Dreams."
Asked sounds? You mean astounds?
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.
Current practice in Pennsylvania an LPN or RN wears identification to clearly show LPN or RN this equates to licensure. Years ago we were not allowed to identify ourselves as an RN this was a gimmick by the hospital to pass off the assistants to the patients as Nurses. I remember going to legislators to get this change made.
The only person who should be called a Nurse is the LPN or RN. I worked hard for my BSN, MSN, RN. I encourage all nurses to speak up when someone misrepresents themselves. Nurse aides, CNA and Medical Assistants are not not Nurses
Oh yeah! I do remember that.
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