OCNRN63, RN Pro 37,146 Views
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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.
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.
would a radiation oncology nurse OCN be proficient to admin chemo? Probably not.
Woah! It was LOCKED?!! Was it at night?
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
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.
Did you have to move? If so Kudos to you!!! I'm sorry that you think that voicing my opinion is silly. I am the type of person that gets what I want because I speak up and fight for what I WANT, so no I will not just DEAL WITH IT and settle for the mundane
I think an easy way to do it is to start off small, say 5% (just for an example). Then six months later, bump it up to 7%. Six months after that, if you're finances aren't too tight, try bumping it up again. You don't even necessarily have to use 6 month increments; you could do it annually.
That's how I did it, and before I knew it, I was up to 13%...then I had a career ending illness. I still managed to save a nice chunk, even though I frittered away a lot of my money until I was in my mid-40s. (Don't do that.)
If you're a new grad, it's imperative that you start planning for your retirement as soon as you get that first job. Time flies by, and before you know it, you'll be just a few years away from retirement. Don't be approaching those years with nothing to show for all of your hard work.
Your story (and those of many others...some of them my own unfortunately) should be laid out on the first page of every press ganey survey in existence. I hope you find peace among the inevitable and unforgettable.
Promote "so bad"? What does that even mean?
My migraine meds are now packaged in such a manner that you need to keep a scissors on your person in case you need to take one. I have, on occasion, used a pen, but I ruined a few that way.
Seriously, you feel like you have a jackhammer in your head...the last thing you should have to do is root around in your purse for trauma shears or the like.
What a dumb reason to get wrote up. I mean, I can see getting asked to change perhaps, but written up?
The really awesome part was that all the hospital bigwigs were at a media event/ viewing party IN THE HOSPITAL in jeans and jerseys- in direct violation of the dress code.
First of all- it is very considerate and thoughtful of you to ask about the military use of capes. I also love vintage nursing clothing. In fact, I've wanted to develop a one-woman show about nursing back-in-the-day. Patterns are out there.
A hospital system I used to work in had a nursing honor guard. When older nurses pass away, these ladies dress in all-whites and make a small ceremony at the viewing or funeral honoring the nursing career of the departed. I think it's so wonderful. I would want that when it's my time.
"Sorry, it doesn't suit me today, but thanks for the offer."
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'.
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