Latest Comments by OCNRN63

Latest Comments by OCNRN63

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  • 9
    TriciaJ, SoldierNurse22, Lev <3, and 6 others like this.

    Quote from meanmaryjean
    *makes popcorn

    PS: a more careful reading of this post suggests you want to control your wife. I'm sure she's capable of driving herself to work and back. And taking that 'baggie of vitamins' if she wants to. How do you have all this time to run her life- do you work?
    I suspect if she was a pharmacist, and attorney or a cop you would have the same issues.
    I got the same impression. The baggie of meds not taken says a lot.

  • 6

    This is not a problem that is endemic only to nursing. Like the PP said, you are talking about a personal problem, not a nursing issue. You would be better served discussing this with a therapist.

  • 2
    canoehead and Kitiger like this.

    "Sorry, it doesn't suit me today, but thanks for the offer."

  • 0

    Quote from meanmaryjean
    I learned that my father's death has, in a way, freed me. I have not even allowed myself to think about relocating somewhere warm and sunny from the Midwest- as I needed to be nearby in his old age. Now that he's gone, I find myself looking daily at real estate listings in Florida (we have a daughter there). My work-from-home job is portable. All we need to do now is get our youngest through college, and we can go! (Gotta have that in-state tuition rate)

    I also learned how to calculate a baseball team's 'magic number'.
    Don't need that where I live, thanks to the Phillies, who excel at snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

    I'm sorry about the loss of your father.

  • 0

    Quote from llg
    I would probably be having a not-so-quiet word with the Dean and that faculty member would never be teaching at my hospital again.

    I know...double "Wow!"

  • 0

    A lot is going to depend on your recovery and rehabilitation. This is something you should really discuss with your surgeon, since s/he knows your situation better than any of us do; we can only make educated guesses as to what may/may not work for you.

    I'm an oncology nurse and dealing with my own cancer diagnosis. In my case, I had to retire early because of complications from treatment, but that was my situation.

    I wish you well in your recovery.

  • 7
    nrsang97, TriciaJ, VivaLasViejas, and 4 others like this.

    Quote from TriciaJ
    After 40 years of nursing, you owe the profession nothing. If you want to keep working and find a better job, great. But meanwhile, I wouldn't darken that particular doorway again. Send them a text telling them you are dealing with sudden health issues and won't be returning. You don't need to tell them that you are allergic to toxic work places.

    It's not even really a fib; if you try to tough it out in a place like that, it likely will take a toll on your health. You owe it to yourself and your daughters to take better care of yourself. Good luck.
    This, this, a hundred times this! You were an ICU nurse; you know that missing your BP meds is not good. That migraine could have been a warning sign for you. You've got two young girls depending on you (Bless you for taking on that responsibility!). Make sure that you're healthy enough to be there to watch them grow up.

    And TriciaJ is so right: After 40 years of nursing, you owe the profession nothing. Don't lose a minute's sleep over this awful job.

  • 0

    The OCN recertification does not cover administration of chemo/biologics like the Chemo/Biotherapy course does.

  • 4

    Quote from mkk99
    You could always learn Tagalog if you feel uncomfortable and left out of their PRIVATE conversations.
    I have private conversations in private settings, not in places like a nurses station where I can easily be heard.

    It's generally considered bad manners to speak in another language that causes others to feel excluded/isolated. It doesn't have anything to do with wanting to eavesdrop; some facilities have had issues with staff communicating not just social matters but clinical issues as well. That can be a safety issue.

  • 7

    Follow this link down to the post from Daytonite; there are several links to brain sheets there that might help keep you organized.

    Daytonite was a treasured member of AN who passed away several years ago. She was known for helping students/new nurses. Her legacy of teaching goes on in her old posts.

  • 1
    ala23 likes this.

    Quote from ala23
    I just want to say THANKYOU to everyone for all the input. Even those that think I'm dimwitted. I was on this website the entire time I was in nursing school.... even a couple months before I was even in nursing school. This was my first time posting or commenting.

    If anyone else has advice on how to be a COMPETENT nurse and survive as a brand new nurse in a LTC rehab facility please let me know!!!

    I know someone mentioned reading the Policy and Procedures book. Last week I asked somewhere where I could find that and I'm not sure that she gave me a definite answer. It might be online.... I'm gonna have to ask again and start studying that every night!

    I want to uphold the integrity of nursing and I know that means being COMPETENT. I want to be the best nurse I can be. I know that I have a LOT to learn. I'm not quite sure what I expected to get out of posting this but I sure am glad that I did. I think I got exactly what I needed.

    I am open to any more criticism and advice!!!

    Today I started my day off with an unexpected and nice little chat with my supervisor. We were just settling in, putting our bags down in the break room and she asked me how I was. I told her that I was trying to keep my head up. She was very reassuring and told me that I'm actually doing really well and that all nurses go through this. I mentioned my run in with the ARNP and she told me that she gave her a similar drill when she was new. I know that the ARNP meant well.... and even though at the time she only added to my stress and frustration and I definitely do appreciate her giving me that little wake up call. BTW... resident's Seroquel dose was decreased =)
    There's poster here, "Esme", who has brain sheets to use to keep yourself organized. IDK if if they are/can be adapted to the LTC setting, but it would be worth a try. Perhaps someone here remembers how to access them for you.

  • 2

    Quote from ala23
    Thank you all for the input. I knew I probably deserved the attitudes I was receiving. Both from my superiors and the nurses on here. Honestly I do not believe that I am prepared for this job. The nursing program that I graduated from is a joke. Everything that I learned was 100% self taught and I saud the whole time to my instructors and classmates that I felt like I wasmt learning admitting. Perhaps I will ask for more training. I was given a little over two weeks and everyone stayed asking when I was going on my own so I figured I would try it out. It has been very stressful. I have 20 different residents or 35 when I was on the long term side. I SHOULD be researching and refreshing up on meds and diseases but even with other nurses helping me with my assignments I am still behind on my medpass and TAR so I've been feeling overwhelmed and just trying to make it through the night. The earliest Ive gottem out is two hours and a half hours after my shift ends.

    I have a PRN job at an assisted living memory care unit which seems much more relaxed and not rush rush rush. I'm starting to feel like I should try to work there full-time instead =(

    No no one is giving you an "attitude." If you interpret constructive criticism as "attitude," you're going to have a tough row to hoe in your nursing career.

    I learned over the years to listen to what was telling me when they were trying to give me feedback. I may not have always agreed with her/him right away, but sometimes upon reflecting on what was said, that person had good ideas.

  • 1
    Farawyn likes this.

    Quote from BostonFNP
    I thought I was the favorite character

    Awww...of course you are!

  • 20
    Garden,RN, PANYNP, SororAKS, and 17 others like this.

    I would prefer thinking of nurses with many years of experience as "experienced nurses" rather than the pejorative "old school nurse." Nurses with many years of experience are using technology too.

  • 4
    LadyFree28, TriciaJ, heron, and 1 other like this.

    Quote from RadiantLynneBSN
    Thanks for responding and I appreciate the feedback. I guess I found it hard to believe that scenario #1 with Timothy was actually real. As a newly licensed RN,BSN I found it very difficult to relate to someone actually being offered a ICU position and NOT caring to understand vital info needed to keep his pts alive. It seemed as if it was a 'lessen' fictional narrative of what kind of nurse to be...or not. I honestly am still scratching my head.
    Ruby is a long-term member, and not given to being less than truthful about her work experiences.