A&Ox6, BSN, RN 12,006 Views
Joined Apr 16, '12 - from 'Starbucks'.
A&Ox6 is a Psychiatric Nurse/Student Advisor/Writer/Speaker.
She has '2' year(s) of experience.
Posts: 565 (50% Liked)
My new mantra:
Flip flops are for pools not for schools!
I am so bummed about this. I was hoping you meant you would round on psych patients on non-psych units. This would be a beautiful thing for those of us who are not psych. We don't have a psych floor, but by comparison, our OB nurses don't ever get pulled anywhere because the only they they are regularly "practiced" on is OB and newborns. If med/surg, step down or any other adult, non-vagina-related patient is admitted, they'll never get an OB nurse. If any of us on those floors gets pulled to OB or peds, we are given tech responsibilities. 3-4 orientation shifts would never teach me how to assist a birth. Nor would someone on OB know what to do with adults in afib who suddenly start gasping for breath.
To everyone saying that not enough sleep is an excuse, or that the OP is hurting her coworkers by calling out, or whatever else: It's none of her coworkers business why she is calling out. She could be calling out because she's having a bad hair day and it's still none of their business. Her PTO, her privilege. If she's still in compliant with the attendance policy, then it isn't any of her coworkers concern if she calls out for lack of sleep.
Hello, my name is Marcy and I live in Virginia. Yes, I believe that it is OK to call in due to lack of sleep for many reasons. Sleep is a major importance because it helps your body to restore itself and become better. It helps to keep a person healthy by the immune system restoring itself and making sure that it fights off any germs that come a person's way. Also, when you are sleepy on the job, the productivity can be low and negative things could happen. So, to answer the question, you can call in to your supervisor and tell them that you need a day for your body to rest so that the next time you work you will be in good shape. Good luck and if you cannot sleep, try meditating with soft music like the ocean or whale songs. That seems to always help me to sleep. Marcy
How do you get those 6 or 7 precious hours of sleep? My sleep is messed up from years of Nights. I could use some help.
Indoctrinated opinion? This is just where our society is going. Higher education levels command higher respect in general. No lawyer, doctor (medical or "real" Ph.D. Doctor), engineer, other profession advocates for less education to work in their circles.
Look through these forums, plenty of ADN/LPN nurses are bashing BSNs
However, going forward, the BSN needs to be the standard entry with reflective pay.
I know a 35 year old video game addict. His marriage actually failed, and a HUGE part of it was video games. It was almost unreal. He literally would not come home at night because he "lost track of time" with video games at friends' houses. He literally would still be married today if it weren't for his addiction. I still can't really believe it actually.
So maybe 60?
Totally agree with llg. You will be taxed more on the paychecks that you have overtime, but will get the extra tax back when you file your taxes. What you need to be careful is to not go crazy on the OT because it might push you into a higher tax bracket.
I will be soon!!!! Thank God. I've worked in a correctional facility per-diem on the side for 5 years. Also easy. I'm In.
Uniform sex education in public schools
I'm not attractive enough to participate in this survey.
I am the only one in my department on a committee, and I am the only one with a specialty certification which I earned this past year. And sadly, on my unit, being on time is pretty rare although I agree it is a normal expectation. We have really poor attendance, and a lot of call outs.
Pinning was last night and it was great. My hair looked awesome, super cute dress, rocked my heels and didn't fall. Lol it's the little things.
I was totally floored though, when it was announced that I was being presented with the Nurse of the Future award.
Nursing school has been such a crazy rollercoaster!
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