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    kalycat, WKShadowRN, and nursel56 like this.

    Quote from meanmaryjean
    Thank you.

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    herring_RN and NRSKarenRN like this.

    It felt like reading a prospectus, rather than something geared to nurses.

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    I think it's funny; it sounds like it was written very tongue-in-cheek.

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    toomuchbaloney and nursej22 like this.

    It's the modern version of the stockade.

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    Quote from vregino36
    And unfortunately people like you never get help because you think you are high and mighty. Like i said. I love my staff, only one nurse does what i explained. Literally everything you said has an attitude attached to it. If you knew me personally you would know i go above and beyond. And the fact you think you are busier than me just shows you treat your "techs" like ****.
    It's unprofessional to refuse to help someone just because you feel slighted. It's the patient who winds up suffering in the end, and that's just wrong.

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    I really enjoyed working in outpatient oncology. I felt like it combined aspects of several specialties I'd worked in. It was challenging, and for the most part, I really liked the patients we saw.

    Unfortunately, I myself became a cancer patient, and I never recovered to the point that I could go back to work.

    If you didn't like the hospital aspect, then you ,might be better suited working in a free-standing outpatient center, like one that's based in a physicians' practice. It's a trade-off, because you tend to make less money in that setting.

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    NotYourMamasRN, SHGR, renardeau, and 9 others like this.

    Where I live, she would have lost her sweet job, period. There are plenty of nurses here looking for work.

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    PANYNP, NicuGal, AliNajaCat, and 9 others like this.

    Trying to make a folded square of Kleenex to use to anchor your nursing cap's bobby pin to your scalp.

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    Quote from Susie2310
    Women usually personally select their male doctors as they do their female doctors. This is very different from having a male nurse assigned to them in OB.
    They've also developed a rapport over time with that physician, also very different from having a random male making intimate assessments.

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    elikat02, kalycat, Paulini, and 3 others like this.

    There was a nurse on the IV team where I worked who wore her cap, white dress, white stockings, white Clinic shoes. I have to tell you, her appearance commanded respect. The patients loved seeing her in her whites. Once in a great while she would wear pants, but it was rare.
    She always looked very crisp, clean, and professional. I'm not saying that can't be achieved with scrubs; I'm just relating my personal experience.

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    While some people with no->minimal experience may flourish in home care/hospice, that is not the norm. I've worked in both, and they can be stressful...extremely stressful. Hospice can be a very highly charged environment. Patients can have have crises with symptom management; family dysfunctions can become even more dysfunctional than ever...and you're out there working without a net if you're doing home care hospice. Add to that, not everyone lives in the best of environments. One of my hospice patients lived in an apartment complex where there was constant drug trafficking and muggings/robberies.

    You've got to be very confident in your abilities to work independently to work in home care/hospice. If you think this is an area that you could do well in, then by all means, try. But make sure you are well informed before you make the leap. Don't jump from the frying pan into the fire.

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    Quote from oncivrn
    would a radiation oncology nurse OCN be proficient to admin chemo? Probably not.
    It depends on the setting. I knew a few that were.

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    Quote from Shookclays
    Woah! It was LOCKED?!! Was it at night?
    I worked on a unit that was locked most of the time. Being "locked" just means that you have people there who are there against their will; if not for the locked door, they might be out and be a harm to themselves or others.

    It really was no big deal. I thought of it as the same as critical care for mental health.

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    SmilingBluEyes likes this.

    Quote from madwife2002
    Great comments thank you for reading and taking the time to comment-I can't argue with any of the issues you have raised because what you say are very real issues.
    I am not part of the operations I am purely clinical leadership, so while I do agree with how hard we work our nurses, I know that I have to implement changes due to changes in health care, which are driven down from the government level

    I wasn't going to comment, but this made me get a mental image of someone cracking a whip over a mule team.

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    Quote from imsickagain
    ironically, i requested to work last year... but i was denied ANY holiday because certain people didn't have plans and wanted the additional holiday pay. i was bumped off thanksgiving, Christmas, and new years, because i was newer. i did not work ANY of those days. now those nurses have jumped ship. how fair is that?

    i play secretary when we're short staffed, i answer OTHER nurses call lights, i am the only person who assists the CNA/MA because i do not believe i am beyond bed baths and toileting, i am the first nurse in a room when there is a code to offer assistance... let's leave the comments about my work ethics and character out of this. my director and coworkers love when i am on the floor because it lessens EVERYBODYS workload. there's a reason i scored 3/3 on my annual review. anything listed "willingness to assist others" , "teamwork" , etc... i was 100% on.

    i was told we cannot request holidays off. but i still need to figure out what my punishment will be because i am still going to call off. i need these days. sorry.
    Then you need to make some very discreet inquiries to the people who would know the answer to your question. Unless we know where you work and what their policy is for holiday call offs, all we can do is guess.

    FWIW, everyone should be getting a 3/3 score on that area of the annual review. That's something to be expected, not bragged about.