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Nasty sammiches and Dilaudid
My personal solution is working night shift. There's fewer people around to criticize you about food/drinks at the desks on night shift.
I have no intention of accepting the bonus before I read the contract. What I want to know is, does it look bad to your potential employer if you do not accept the bonus?
I like to look at it either way...a sign-on bonus could mean awful working conditions or as you stated, a difficult to fill position. It could also be that the organization is trying to gain a competitive edge on others in the area. We'll see.
Thanks superV, walomom & TheCommuter! I really appreciate the info! I'll have to look into titers and find out where I can get that done (& how much it'll cost)!
To walomom, I moved so much I don't even know who my pediatricians were or what state they were in. I thought of that too, but I guess THAT would be too easy...LOL!
At least I know I have enough time to get this done now instead of pushing it off later. Thanks again, I really appreciate the help
26 is not old.
Bring snacks for the whole staff (don't forget night shift!) on your last day.
After Reading all these comments I am bewildered, so hard to pick a place to start, what I am reading the most is that the nurses are not being compensated for teaching students. Soooo people don't become nurses for the awesome salary I mean for real if a nurse wanted a high paying healthcare job they should've went to med school, so why all this emphasis on monetary compensation, When the main reason people become nurses is because they care about what they do.
I have read a few posts that say nursing students can't help the floor nurses and that they get in the way, im not sure about other students but when I'm assigned to a patient(s) (usually 2-3) I pass all their med during the time that I am there and if they need any procedures done that I've been checked off on (i.e inserting foley, I.V's, trach suctioning, etc.) that is a lot of help imo on top of charting their shift assessments, doing pt. education.
We do focused assessments in the ed based on the complaint. Head to toe means a quick look to ensure the pt does indeed have a head and that there is a foot at the end of each leg (toes are optional & only if part of complaint and/or a diabetic issue). If a cardiac component, heart, lungs, lower legs get checked. Assessments take about a minute unless it's a nursing home poor historian. Then i do a true head to toe, mostly checking skin integrity.
That's me, YMMV
Another hallway patient.
If your facility went back to white uniforms for licensed nursing personnel, would you quit? Just wondering as I've heard discussions about some facilities going back to all white for nursing staff.
Other countries can bash us all they like. One of the main reasons this country has had the largest economy in the world is because our population doesn't forgo productivity for multiple weeks at a time on a regular basis. The countries with generous government-paid vacation time also have huge tax burdens, small economies, and usually scream at US when someone needs international aid. Because we have the money and the industry to churn it out. I'm not usually one of those to crow "Murica!" but this is one case where our international critics can pound sand, frankly.
Well first off no one made you quit a job you had for years and paid more. Second did you research BEFORE you went to nursing school the job situation? No one "betrayed" you. You are a free thinking person who can do what you want. No one owes you anything. I don't even understand what your post is about? Are you wanting people to feel sorry for you? I served in the military and then to out and lived on almost no money while I got through nursing school. If I didn't make it or get a job I sure as heck wouldn't blame anyone else. I (yes..me...no one else) checked out the hospitals I wanted to work at and realized I needed a BSN for the type of career I wanted. You took a pay cut and lost seniority? What did you THINK would happen? Did you think you would just walk in and be a head nurse with automatic double what you were making before? No one but you can make yourself happy. Not anyone else's job to do it.
1- Five male roles in your cultural group?
a) stud muffin
b) remote controller
d) work a holic
e) sports fan
2- Five female roles in your cultural group?
a) Working Mom
b) Stay at home Mom
c) Childless woman
d) Welfare Mom
3- Describe communication patterns and language?
Communication is often by texting or via Facebook
4- Describe beliefs about personal space and touch?
We love to have our own space. Unless we are the touchy type. Otherwise, STAY OUTTA MY BUBBLE
5- Describe cultural beliefs about the cause of disease?
Some of us run to the doctor for everything. Others of my kind like to use more holistic approaches
6- Describe cultural time orientation.
Some of those in my cultural group are always late. Some of us are on time, and are extremely annoyed by those blasted late people.
7- Explains who makes health related decisions in a family
Dr Oz makes the decisions in my family. Some others follow Oprah or Dr Phil
8- Describes food prohibited and promoted diseases in your culture
This varies. In my home, processed foods are frowned upon
9- Describe some of the folk healing methods in your culture
Golden Seal, Garlic, Vitamin C
Usually the rule is....unless stated by policy...you do not change an original surgical dressing without surgeon approval....or it fell off. Pressure ulcers are usually a would care nurse driven order entry....this varies by facility policy on how to initiate the call.
As with most else in nursing find the policy and procedure information and look up that facilities policy.
On the other hand, women could:
-look before they sit down
-use a few squares of toiletpaper to put the seat down
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