JRP1120, RN 5,729 Views
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IMO, there isn't too much else to wear besides a nice pants suit with blouse, jacket and low, nice heels to make a candidate look sharply dressed and professional. I know the heat is an issue as it is in my neck of the woods too. You could always wear the dress pants and a nice professional looking short sleeve blouse and not wear the jacket or a dress skirt and the blouse. What you choose to wear can help make you feel confident. A pants suit i described always does it for me. If the dress you describe makes you feel good and confident, then by all means, wear it with confidence Again, just my
Good luck on your interview!!
We have the WOW's (formally known as COWS until a patient got offended). We also have PPID which is wonderful for night nurses. It's like a little handheld palm pilot. You scan your badge and enter your PW and it logs you into the system. You scan the Patients band and the meds. Then you click the button to sign them. So all your meds are charted then.
Our computer program has a task tab that is a godsend. Really helps to keep you organized and on track. We do hourly rounding and we do walking rounds for report.
So I go on shift. Get report and introduce myself to my patients and families if they are kiddos. Nurse A leaves, I go in to do my assessments and take vitals and talk to the patients. That takes probably about an hour for all patients if I have a full load. So now it's close to 8:30. I get my meds due and pass them and see if they need anything else. If not I go and do my charting. It takes me about a half hour to 45 mins. I tick all the forms I need and after each one the next one pops up. So I am usually done around 9-9:30 and free to answer call lights and do my rounding and so on. On busier nights it might not calm down until 12 to get caught up. Sometimes it never seems to get caught up but that is more the exception. Usually I have a couple hrs each night that I can do all my charting and get caught up before things pick up again.
This kills me! Why can't they hire a few more new RN's for all these extra hours they need RN's for and give those of us without employment a job? Ugh! I'm a new RN with no job yet and I would do anything to have some of these hours! Some of you said you were new nurses...were these per diem jobs your first out of the gate? How does a new nurse with no training get hired per diem? All per diem jobs I've seen offered in my area require "at least one year of full-time experience"...I'm so sick of reading that! (while I understand the why behind it, it still frustrates me to no end!)...I need help finding a job; I have exhausted all "new grad" internships in my area and I can't move out of the area. So, I'll be the PCA you see working the floors of my local hospital with an RN degree (I've been a PCA for just over a yr at two local hospitals, while in NS). It was those that had been PCAs for longer than me that got chosen for the internship/residency slots (which were few to begin with). Bleh, it's just so frustrating and makes me feel horrible
we have time spent on how to be a professional nurse, relating to being highly sensitive to our patients and everyone around us.
we learn how to be culturally competent, how to hear the patient, how to understand, how to treat the patients spiritual needs, how to be sympathetic, how to understand to look for those needs, how to check our biases, our stereotypes at the door, how to be respectful of others, how to appreciate the cna's, the secretaries, and everyone else we work with. how to recognize anxiety, including our own, how do deal with value conflicts while respecting different veiwpoints.
we learn pharmacology, ( i have heard some adn programs do not have this they just have drug calc-not sure if it's true or not)
how to treat a patient as a whole, not just how to do what and when-we get that after we learn the "professional" transition. and imo, for myself, having had these classes-i will be a better nurse because of them, or i definently won't be worse off.
I see where the OP is coming from. And, she's ranting and frustrated and yet it seems she's being torn down for doing so while it would be okay for a more experienced nurse to come on these boards and complain about the newbies on their floor but would not be met with the same kind of responses by the newbies.
Whenever I see these types of posts and someone speaks of the more experienced nurse, somehow, eventually it turns into an "older" age thing. I don't think age has anything to do with it. You can be an experienced nurse at 40 with 18+ yrs under your belt or you can be 40 as a new nurse.
I understand her frustrations. Nurses, no matter how old or how many yrs of experience should stick together and help one another out, whenever possible. And yes, we're ALL nurses. I'm an older new nurse and I love hearing how those that have gone before me learned and did/do things. I don't think the OP is opposed to that. What isn't right is how these more experienced or older nurses are dishing it out (some of them, not all-there are plenty that are wonderful about it and I've been lucky to only experience that so far, except for maybe one i can recall). Being a new nurse is tough, no matter when you enter the profession. Being made to feel like you know less just because the older nurses had different hurdles to cross or a harder road to get over those hurdles doesn't do anything for the new nurse except make her feel bad. There is a right way and a wrong way to get your point across and if people would sometimes just think before they speak, a lot of this separation among nurses of different generations wouldn't be there. Like another poster said, is it too hard to think first how your comments will affect another human being before you speak them? And yes, it's usually best to just slap a smile on your face and keep your comments to yourself, we have to do it all the time with patients so extend it on down to your coworkers, it's not difficult. As Thumper said in Winnie The Pooh, "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all!"
We would live in a much kinder world if more people adopted this thought and exercised it!
I believe this is the connotation within which OP refers to violence. PS NVC is an invaluable communication model which I practice everyday at work and at home.
kind like ghandi
foo pah? sounds like a delicious noodle entree
faux pas it is indeed when magazines and journals misspell words...
I've also noticed it in textbooks...
Here's the meaning of 'faux pas', and certainly not what I was talking about! Lighten up!
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A faux pas ( /ˌfoʊˈpɑː/ plural: faux pas /ˌfoʊˈpɑːz/) is a violation of accepted social norms (for example, standard customs or etiquette rules). Faux pas vary widely from culture to culture, and what is considered good manners in one culture can be considered a faux pas in another. The term comes originally from French, and literally means "misstep" or "false step".
This expression is usually used in social and diplomatic contexts. The term has been in use in English for some time and is no longer italicised when written. In French, it is employed literally to describe a physical loss of balance as well as figuratively, in which case the meaning is roughly the same as in English. Other familiar synonyms include gaffe and bourde (bourde, unlike faux pas, can designate any type of mistake). A "fashion faux pas" occurs when the error is directly related to a person's appearance or choice of clothing.
This expression originated during the time of Louis XIV. During his reign, dance was so important in the royal courts that to make a false step in any one of the many dances could get you thrown out.
Faux pas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
faux pas ??
Wow, I'm shocked! No one drives or rides motorcycles? Hmmmm, maybe I should post this over on Allnurses.com.
[QUOTE=My new doctor told me that there is a medication that acts like adderall but is not converted in the brain as such therefore not adding to the euphoria of mania.
is the medication Nuvigil? A friend of mine is on that and that's what her dr told her about it. Just wondering. I hope you can find something that works for you!
Feel bad for the girl, the guy obviously had issues. But a quick thing I want to point out:
Thread title is a bit misleading. The girl was not attacked BECAUSE she was a nurse nor while working. So, in essence, you had a girl at a bar being assaulted (who happens to be a nurse), not a nurse being assaulted. There is a difference. The difference isn't so much that the crime is better/worse but........motivation is different.
I was scanning the articles and replies to find the connection to her being a nurse and the beating. There is none. She was at a club/bar and ran into the wrong guy. It would have gone the same way if she were a McD's worker, an engineer or a teacher.
I'm a new RN as well, passed my NCLEX a month ago...there is no feeling like it in my opinion! I have worked so hard and my family and I have sacrificed a LOT to get me to this point...relish in your achievement! Congrats to you!!
Now to just be able to get a job so I can use all this happy energy in a nursing role...*sigh* My time is coming I know, there's a place for me somewhere out there!
*****SCREAM************* I GOT THE JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!(YES IM ABSOLUTELY YELLING HAHA)
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