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    "...education beyond bedside practice."
    We need strong, smart bedside nurses to care for patients. If everyone leaves the bedside for advanced practice or management, the patients will suffer.

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    NotAllWhoWandeRN, JustMe54, jn21, and 36 others like this.

    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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    Quote from Kooky Korky
    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?
    Indeed. All of these response to the OP's dilemma, and the OP is in the wind.

  • 8

    Using the word "seen" inappropriately. For example:

    "I seen that movie last week."

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    AJJKRN, AliNajaCat, and llg like this.

    Quote from llg
    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.
    That takes chutzpah!

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    Armygirl7 and showbizrn like this.

    Here I thought we were reviewing the 5 main causes of post-operative fever (5 Ws).

    Carry on.

  • 0

    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?

  • 3
    Farawyn, Spidey's mom, and Ted like this.

    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Yeah . . . I don't get "eyebrow obsession". To each their own I guess.
    I'm a bit eyebrow obsessed, but it's because my brows never really grew back after I was done with chemo. My hair grew back, but my brows are wimpy, and it's really hard to pencil them in evenly.

  • 3
    Elvish, herring_RN, and abbnurse like this.

    "Field of Dreams."

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    Quote from Kooky Korky
    Asked sounds? You mean astounds?
    Maybe s/he was using the dictation function on his/her phone and it misinterpreted what was said; that's happened to me on more than one occasion.

  • 7
    Icooka4u, Leesha, Rocknurse, and 4 others like this.

    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.

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    showbizrn likes this.

    Quote from riggy3
    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

    I've been an RN in Pennsylvania for 30+ years; I was never forbidden to identify myself as an RN, and I have worked for different employers over the years.

    I agree that in the past it may have been the practice in some institutions to try to muddy the waters, so to speak, and give patients and family the false impression that staffing levels were better than they really were.

  • 5

    Quote from Spidey's mom
    Oh yeah! I do remember that.
    So do I. The boys seemed to have mysteriously disappeared from class, and then we were shown this extremely out-of-date movie (though not as bad as the Walt Disney story of menstruation), followed by "goodie bags" for we girls.

  • 4
    ICUman, TriciaJ, LibraSunCNM, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from Kitiger
    As a young child, I knew that I would never be able to have babies. You see, I knew that there were supposed to be three holes, the urethra, the vagina, and the anus. (My mom was a nurse; so we used medical terms like urinate and defecate. I remember my aunt asking me if I had to "go tinkles". I had no idea what she meant!)

    Anyway, when I explored myself, I could only find two holes. Since I knew that I could urinate and defecate, I figured that I wouldn't be able to have babies.

    Mom explained it all to me the night before THE MOVIE in 5th grade.

    LOL @ "THE MOVIE."

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    nrsang97 and macawake like this.

    Quote from klone
    Yes, it's pretty sad. Also, vulvas are mythical/mystical/magical in a somewhat evil kind of way, I've learned. Even many people in healthcare don't want to know anything about them.

    I did my MSN capstone QI project on trying to decrease contaminated urine samples in an outpatient OB/Gyn clinic. As part of my project, I made a graphic representation (color drawing) of a vulva with labia separated, to visually show the two holes and where they're located, how to clean the area before peeing, etc. I posted the drawings in the patient restrooms. OMG, the complains I received! From other staff! One particularly vocal complainer was a pediatrician whose practice was with adolescents! The pictures regularly disappeared off the bathroom walls.

    Six months later, I was invited to do a poster presentation at the local EBP symposium, and when I submitted the .PDF of the poster (which had a the graphic on it) I was asked by the symposium coordinators (who were healthcare people) to please remove the vulva from my poster.
    For cripes sake, it's not like you were distributing porn.

    I was recently in the ED, and when I was asked to give a urine specimen, I was given a cup in a brown paper bag. No wipes to clean off with, not even a label for the specimen.


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