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Joined Jul 6, '11 - from 'NC, US'. RunnerRN2015 is a ER nurse. Posts: 811 (36% Liked) Likes: 745

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  • Aug 23

    30 min lunch and two 15 min breaks in an 8 hr shift
    I am lucky to pee in a 12 hour shift!!!! I wish we had something like the L/B nurse. Even 20 min of uninterrupted time would be great.

  • Aug 20

    I don't mean to be rude, but could you possibly put some paragraphs in there? I promise that you will gain so many more responders. Plus, you will demonstrate your competency in documentation skills.

  • Aug 20

    Quote from Cricket183
    I don't think nurses should be paid more according to what area they work in. However, I do feel they should be compensated if they decide to continue their knowledge base beyond what is required to meet minimum practice requirements (specialty certifications, ACLS, PALS, etc.). For example, I worked in inpatient oncology. When I received my certification (hospital based) to administer chemo I received a raise. When I became certified for PICC lines, I recieved another raise. When I became nationally certified in oncology (OCN) I received another raise.
    Wow great point! That's a very awesome way to balance the ranks. Demonstrating your increased competency level through board certifications and such and receiving according monetary compensations. That is how my facility functions.

  • Aug 20

    Quote from blondy2061h
    We have a $2.50/HR critical care differential for our ICU nurses and a $2/hr differential for our step down unit nurses. I think it's ridiculous. Our ICU nurses are highly trained and experts at what they do, but every unit in my hospital is specialized in some way and has highly trained nurses who are experts in what they do. Our ICU nurses work hard taking care of 1 or 2 patients, but other nurses are working hard taking care of 4 or 5 times as many patients.
    It goes beyond hard work. Nursing needs to stop focusing on this thing called "hard work". Because all I can imagine is someone whom is physically overworked. More tasks and physical work aren't necessarily reasons for compensation.

    ICU nurses have specialized training. ICU nurses can get floated to a medsurg unit and manage. Although they may feel overwhelmed by tasks, after tasks... NOTHING on a medsurg unit is above the level of competency of an ICU nurse.

    A medical surgical nurse cannot manage STEMI/CABG/IABP/ECMO/Transplant/Organ donors/CRRT/Impella/LVAD... these things take education, training, and extra liability and SHOULD result in extra pay.

  • Aug 19

    I was wondering if this would be the correct way to handle this situation

    Stop wondering. It is.

  • Aug 19

    Nope, Nada, No way. And IF my loved one were in a facility where staff said this to them, I would lose my shizz

  • Aug 18

    Get better friends.

  • Aug 18

    I refuse to clock out if I am still working. For one thing it is not legal to work off the clock and for another, if I am putting in time for the company they are absolutely going to pay me. Don't let them get away with not paying you for time worked.

  • Aug 17

    Quote from Sykadia
    Personal experience- a lot of male nurses I've met have been gay, and it's well-known as a stereotype
    Again, "well-known" according to whom?

    I have worked with exactly 9 male nurses in my career. One was gay. Does 1/9 a stereotype make?

    More importantly, why are you so worried about "appearing" to be gay?

  • Aug 17

    I find intelligence, kindness, and a sense of humor attractive....regardless of profession.

  • Aug 17

    You're projecting your insecurities, amigo. Any lady worth knowing won't overlook you for being a nurse.
    Edit* Visit the 'men in nursing' section here to see that this question gets asked somewhat often. Usually it's young dudes like yourself that just need to experience life a bit more to feel comfortable in their chosen life.

  • Aug 16

    How would you enforce a " be nice all the time rule"?

  • Aug 16

    Our dentist sends postcards too: Dear Bucky, just a reminder that you're due for your dental exam and preventative cleaning. Please call us at your earliest convenience to schedule this. We look forward to seeing you!
    Gasp! Now my letter carrier knows that I have teeth that I believe in taking care of![

    QUOTE=morte;9154045]the only post card i ever received was from an optometrist. i would find any post card from GP or Gyn inappropriately public[/QUOTE]

  • Aug 16

    No - it did not reveal anything other than the person's gender. Not exactly PHI

  • Aug 16

    Ohh Boy . . . .


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