LOVEGREEN 1,947 Views
Joined Aug 4, '12 - from 'Central NY US'.
LOVEGREEN is a RN.
She has '4' year(s) of experience.
Posts: 12 (50% Liked)
Let's say by 2030 80% of nurses have Bsn Degrees.
What happens to the Lpn's and ADN Rn's that do not have one?
I don't think it's all that complicated; if people are always leaving because it's a ****** place to work, then make it a less ****** place to work.
Don't know about the rest of you but I too am ...gasp... IN IT FOR THE MONEY! I expect to be PAID for what I do! But that's just me. The rest of you can volunteer if you want.
There are a lot of people who choose nursing as a career for the money knowing too well that they don`t belong.
I've worked nights for 12 years with many different people and I believe there are just some people that can't do nights. There are people like me who can switch back and forth between days and nights relatively easy. Then there are other people that struggle on nights no matter how much rest they get. Some people never adjust.
I had a similar situation with a doc, he asked me for tool, and I didn't know WTH it was. I asked for clarification, but I've been around enough to not wither and tear up with a snarky remark back. I just asked "well is it sterile? Is it bigger than a bread box? I have to look for it, and you need to give me some clues."
"Could of". I just want to punch the person in the face.
In my state, we are not allowed to mention it. At all. We do not talk about it even if they bring it up. They are promptly referred to our state's organ team.
Wow. Calling you stupid? That was really out of order. The nurse at my facility told a few of my co-workers that they were beneath her and all they do for a living is wipe ass. I was like wow
The test will most likely be positive if you have taken opioids within the last 90 days. If you have a prescription for narcotics within that time frame, you will be covered.
I would be more concerned about the "reports" of erratic behavior. Were you written up for that.. and do YOU feel you have a problem?
Sounds serious. You should put her picture up with a warning at the local Greyhound bus station, too. And anyone who walks by without looking at it should get a hard slap to the face.
I think you're overstating the likelihood of a $15 federal minimum wage, but you're fears are based on some very bad math, which seems to be common to most anti-minimum wage increase hysteria.
First, cost of living and inflation would not increase by the same amount the federal minimum wage increases, which is where I assume you got your "cost of living budget increase by 1/3 or more" figure from. Even at businesses most heavily affected by an increase in the MW (fast food and other predominately near MW paying restaurants), an increase to $15 would raise prices only 4.3%, which is a far cry from the 33% or more that you quoted. And that 4.3% increase assumes a sudden increase to $15, when actually a phased increase to $12 is more likely. And for you to experience all of that 4.3% increase your entire budget would have to be spent at MW paying businesses.
Keep in mind that we're not talking about an unprecedented minimum wage value, the relative buying power of the MW has been steadily declining, the proposals that are out there only catch us back up to where we once were, and when the MW was at those levels the economy thrived. We can also look at smaller minimum wage increase experiments, Washington state has had a minimum wage tied to inflation and despite having the highest minimum wage in the nation they also have one of the most vigorous economies including in terms of job growth in the country.
The biggest problem with allowing the MW to continue to fall is that it moves more towards a federally subsidized business economy, not all that much different from communism. Currently, the majority of those on public assistance programs work. We've been allowing businesses to transition from having to cover their costs to simply paying employees a token amount and then having the government pay for the rest of their basic expenses (ie communism).
I'm a small business owner, and as a result I fully support returning the MW to it's historical peak, here's why: With a MW far lower than a livable wage, as a responsible owner of a successful business I get punished and end up having to support less responsible and poorly run businesses. While I may pay my employees a livable wage, the restaurant next door is free to underpay their employees and make up for it with public assistance programs that I then also have to pay into. So my "reward" for running a good business is that I also get the bill to make up for the failings of other businesses.
In general, I don't agree that businesses should be immune to the competitive market forces that keep an economy healthy by replacing an adequate minimum wage.
Taking the profession as a whole, I personally feel we are quite well compensated. There will always be problematic geographical regions or health care systems, whether the minimum wage goes up or not. Perhaps you are in one of these areas or systems.
I have enough to worry about without adding this to the list of issues potentially keeping me up at night, and when those are dealt with, I suspect this will still be pretty far down the list.
I applaud the efforts to increase the minimum wage. Everyone, and *especially* those doing the physically demanding and/or aesthetically unpleasant jobs (i.e. janitorial) deserves to make enough money that they don't need to worry about being able to put food on the table, afford medical care and prescriptions, pay rent, and have a little something left over to save for a rainy day or treat a child to something special.
i am upset. The other day, I had a confused patient. When I walked into the room, her husband was there. I said hello to him, and he did not acknowledge me. In fact, the whole time I was in the patient's room, he never said a word to me; even after I tried to engage him in conversation. He later reported me to my patient's doc and my NM. Two charge nurses gave me a head's up about the complaint, while I as was at home later in the evening. So, expected to be called into the office the next day. However, what I was told by my NM the next day completely blew my mind. I gave this patient her meds with water, and her husband said nothing. However, according to her husband, he said to me, "She takes here medications with milk." My reply, "All I have is water, and I would have to get a doctor's order for milk." I can't understand someone's motivation to lie like that, but that is another issue.
I would never say anything this asinine to any patient or family member. But, after my conversation with the NM, not sure if she believes that I didn't say this. Had a conversation with other nurses I work with that same day...they basically stated that management believes anything that patients and family members say, whether right or wrong. Has anyone else had anything like this happen to them. You input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I've always felt pretty safe, which is not the same thing as thinking nothing bad could ever happen.
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