gonzo1 16,289 Views
Joined Jun 8, '05.
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I always steer away from people who make statements like, "I always say." Mental health issues run the course from someone who is afraid of spiders, to psychopaths. I think we would be hard pressed to find anyone that doesn't have some sort of at least small fear or phobia. I work ICU, ER and psyche and have seen nutsy nurses in all these positions.
From my experience a person who is really mentally ill won't stay in psyche nursing very long because they aren't really there for the patients, but to help themselves. I've seen a couple who only lasted a few months. Just like all other types of nursing there are all kinds of nurses who work psyche, some are extremely well adjusted people from normal homes and some have issues of their own. It's this mix of personalities that make for a strong unit where everyone can learn and grow.
EKUGRAD, you sound like an awesome person and they are lucky to have you.
I read "The Gift of Fear" it was a great book and really opened my eyes. Gave it to my granddaughter age 20 to read as well.
It's time to move on. The fact that you can put 9 years of experience with this one company on your resume is very good. Jut tell interviewers that there was a change in management and you are taking this opportunity to branch out into new nursing experiences as you completed your LPN not long ago.
They will be able to read between the lines and see that you are a very stable employee and are leaving due to new management. This happens all the time and recently happened to me and about 30 nurses I worked with.
Congrats on your longevity and completing your LPN.
It seems the more I make, the less I want to part with it. We work so hard for our money.
I did PT before nursing. Graduated with 4.0 gpa. Graduated from nursing with 3.8. They are both very challenging programs and it is sad that she apparently has no respect for what your program entails. Did you help her get through high school?
You are both very young and as you both mature you may decide that being a close friend of hers is not worth it, esp if the relationship is all about meeting her needs and not considering yours.
You did the right thing. Sadly, my hospital forces late discharges before 1130 because of the housekeeping thingy too. The idea of the baby going home with these parents scares the hell out of me.
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