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If it will last, feels good, and looks even better I'LL PAY FOR IT. lol thanks again, cracklin'.
For all the inpatient staff at my hospital- If we are scheduled to work and there is a predicted major snowstorm, we are expected to sleep over the night before (for dayshift) or get there in the morning or prior to it getting bad and nap at the hospital (for nightshift). If we are back the next day or night, its a given that we will just sleep there.
Call outs for snow/weather are not tolerated.
Now! If we are done our shift and dont have to be back, you better believe every single person attempts to make it home so they dont have to sleep there unnecessarily!!!
Administrators usually are there with food (or at least hot chocolate/coffee) thanking us for coming to work which is always appreciated.
I actually went to one of my clinical sites earlier today and they told me that because of their Union I would have at least needed 6 months experience... But what she also told me was that honestly their orientation is about a week long, which I know that I'd be very overwhelmed and probably wouldn't feel very comfortable for a long time. I guess some things happen for a reason.
It's one thing that one or 2 people commented as they had about students being lazy. But to have folks, one after the other line up and say the same one-liner? sometimes twice?? really???
What happened to the 'Like' button? it stresses that One agrees with a specific post and saves One the trouble of restating the idea.
Let's recognize that sometimes we (myself including) just like pointing out others' inefficiencies to (maybe) feel better. Kick that innocent dog because the boss poked at us.
It also occurs to me that only ONE person apologized for having judged this wrong. So as OP has said, "Your responses alone have highlighted a cultural problem."
But i may be mistaking. I'll re-read the tread :P
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We live in times of stress, I get it. But even when students make new accounts just to ask stupid questions... Well, if they took the time to make an account maybe the question is not so stupid for THEM.
Times have changed, and while way back I'd spend a day in the library researching a topic, or a night with a chalk board trying to figure out how to solve a physics problem for an upcoming quiz, today challenges are different. Some teachers are less available to answer all questions. the schedules are busier. There's a greater need to work'n learn, and own a cellphone (or what not).
It's easy for us to say that ppl should be X or Y or Z, but recall your own experience when someone made time for you, or 'nicely' explained how such or other behavior was inappropriate.
While in RN school a few years back (change in careers for me) I was surprised to see that... mmm... +50% in a class of 30 had barely high-school knowledge of mathematics. and that, on the 2nd level of the program(!) many couldn't solve for X in "rule of 3" type problems.
(we did that in 3rd grade in my country. But, mind you, we had a much better incentive to learn how to do it: got it wrong? you were beaten by the teacher)
So for the above example, how do these guys can catch up? the prof is busy with the curriculum. every class has new stuff adding up. those students weren't as computer savvy as to google math helping websites to learn on their own... maybe they stumbled on allnurse. com and thought that birds of the same feather flock...
Which brings me to the topic of cliques and bullying. coz hey, it's Us, the Sourdoughs of the forum vs Them - the new, 1-2 posts members...
I'm in Michigan. I've applied to many! places, but just like you never heard from them. And although everyone is screaming about nurse shortage, the only nursing home that replied to my application and interviewed me was offering a night shift (they actually have several night shift rn/lpn vacancies, and I know as a fact that it's a really hard one). I declined that offer, as I was working at that time In a different industry and wasn't willing to trade the comfort of an easier schedule to the dread of being a brand new lpn practically alone on a night floor... even if better paying.
However I was luckier with Nome nursing.
But I must say sometimes a little networking really helps: After a year of looking for jobs while working in that unrelated industry, I began volunteering 1 day a week at my PCP doc's office. The MA girls there were awesome and taught me tons of clinical (and non clinical, lol!) stuff... then one day the Doc refered me to a "in network" HomeCare company that was looking to hire.
So yes, don't despair, and if you have time to spare, try volunteering somewhere where you ALREADY know people... at the very least that will look good on your resume.
Someone also suggested rural areas... I think it's an awesome idea! even from the fact that folks, (patients and team alike) are usually much nicer, cheerful, and appreciative farther from cities. I know it first hand, and from being told by many healthcare professionals. Personaly I will definetly look into that as soon as my schedule clears out.
Not usually but in times of emergency, it does happen. I've worked as the LVN, the tech, and the sitter: it depends on what the needs of the unit are and what the priority is. Patient safety always come first.
It's also better to keep the RN free and tie the CNA to sitting...because should there be a crisis, the RN who is "CNA for a day" can act as a RN if needed; though the CNA is capable of doing a lot, they are unable to assume all RN duties. Also, a sitter is a 1:1 job, so should there be a code/incident on the floor, in most facilities the sitter will be unable to leave their post to help.
This is awesome!
Thank you for pointing out the good things those gals do for us, students!
It's so easy to overlook these little things over our insecurities, programs' schedules, upcoming tests, homeworks and other running-arounds, and focus on the rough spots. But it's those little things that give us the so much needed practical skills and know how...
Just at the last clinical, this nurse looked for me for almost 10 mins all around the rehab, to show me how to do the dialysis pt care (although we'll have it only next semester).
They are awesome!
Awesome! great attitude, keep it up (and down with the distractions)!!!
I haven't deleted my fb, I have too many pics on it that I want to be able to access from when ever I'm... Kinda like free storage. I only check in every 6 mos or so to update my privacy filters. But otherwise that's been 2 years and 3 months that I didn't set foot (or rather mouse) in there! I do miss check-chatting with my friends, but as busy as school gets now, I can hardly find time to answer to text messages; the less important ones, at least.
And I can't remember when I last watched a movie. I prefer to bike in the park pulling the kids in their trailer... Can't do all at once, and as someone mentioned, with some things, you never get a second chance to do them. Prioritizing, they call it!
Welcome to the community, GainSchool4LPN
A day to school easily costs me 20 bucks! (that's $100/week in gas)
And I'd be lucky if I had a choice of public transportation, even if a slow one... I'd at leastbe able to sleep/study on the bus/train... here I'm just stuck behind the wheel, fighting off the "zzz's" on the highway.
...we often madeout in various place up until my friend found out & reported him because he's no good for me. This guy goes after every female in my work, he truely is a pig & I recently found out he is married with children. Ive heard about him being with people from other housekeepers to nursing staff & how he would go to empty rooms or anywhere quiet to have sex with him. ...
That is so true. It takes me more than 3 hours to get to my college. That's six hours every day.
They used to. In diploma programs.
Talk face to face to some nurses who work. Ask them to inquire to their DONs or assist DONs. Some of them may know nurses that graduated from that school and give you a more balanced answer.
And DO talk to the last level students! ask them about their experiences. Nothing beats the advice from insiders that are in the same boat as you!!!
You need to feel comfortable while learning and sure of yourself, however many have said that schools today seldom provide enough training for their graduate to feel comfy on a brand new job. That comes with experience. About 1 year of experience.
If you feel that you can NCLEX with your current school, then stay and finish it. You'll be a year+ ahead in experience over this other college. You can always brush up on your skills and theory studying by yourself (even though there's little time)
practice NcleX questions online and in KAPLAN type study guides... Really!
It's a tough choice you have, pal, but stick it if you can. Please, do more research.
And that accreditation point someone made, is a serious one. Find out; it's definetly worth considering.
(Keep us posted on how it goes, ok?)
12:12 pm by been there,done thatquote from mn-nurseit's called paying your dues. pony up, baby! you'll get that caring job you want, but you have to dig a few ditches first.
what, you wanted the whole dream laid at your feet 7 months in?
sheesh,,, munch much?]
been there done that i'm totally serious when i ask this-do you consider mn-rns reply to be a case of nurses eating their young and/or an example of bullying?
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