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By gonzo1

Joined Jun 8, '05. Posts: 1,559 (43% Liked) Likes: 2,035

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  1. How about management who have their children working there? I have this at my work. The DON's daughter works there. I...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  2. As a former DNS, I tried very hard to embody these lovely attributes, but let me tell you that middle management is one of...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. A good nurse manager is: Organized Quick to respond to communications Fair Gives time off when requested Grants...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  4. Gonzo1, you and I have probably worked at the same hospital at one point! In any case, I made the move you are talking...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  5. Always put your situation in a positive light and never bad mouth anyone. Use works like "it wasn't a good fit" "different...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  6. My "like" meant that I like that you are a cancer survivor! Rock on :-) I think surviving great challenges shines through...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  7. What I find in the area where I work is high turn over - at least for some flavors of nursing - are due to the bait and...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  8. Your reasons for leaving your hospital system are pretty much the same ones I had for leaving my last one. My coworkers...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  9. Today a patient who has had a long difficult admission with little to no support from his family called me into his room,...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  10. I'm feeling the same way lately. I feel bashed by the patients, thrown under the bus by management, and the only thing...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  11. If I'm being interviewed, I say positive things about my experience at my previous jobs, and positive reasons why I'm...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  12. I got it, I just know I did. I will hear back from them within a week :) my interview was 2 1/2 hours long. The first 30...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. I don't know the patients history but if the MD rdered a drug and you don't have it you need to call the MD back and just...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. I work at a union hospital, I feel that I am paid a fair wage and am happy with my insurance plan and benefits. While I am...
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    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. I don't believe all nurses need med surg. In fact some nurses I know who started in med surg and hated it quit bedside...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  16. Problem solved, you and the OP switch ASAP. Thank you for stepping up. Please contact the OP with your facility and...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  17. Another fantastic set of observations from you, CynthiaHowardrnphd. I get a lot out of your posts, and again you are spot...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Excellent. Thank you. My mother told me when I became a Nurse, "Congratulations on your accomplishment, sirI, I am proud...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Your facility may be giving bonuses. That may very well be true. I personally have not heard of bonuses at the mid level. ...
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    Forum: Nurse Management
  20. Actually no...I did as my conscious dictated...I quit. I ALSO left "upper" management altogether...I know amongst many...
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    Forum: Nurse Management
  21. So I guess in your case the bonus was keeping your job.
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    Forum: Nurse Management
  22. You have the right attitude! Hang in there and please keep us updated on your journey through nursing. It does get...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  23. Hello, all who are reading and thank you for taking the time to click on my little article. I have been a nurse for about a...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  24. It hasn't even been a month yet, calm down. Hiring people don't look and resumes that second they are delivered and...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  25. I've been in the corporate world for decades and am a new nurse so I'm not blind to the fact that there are politics, rude...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  26. And if jobs could just remember little things like that...ya know? Many of my prior coworkers and now I are leaving a job...
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    Forum: Cardiac Nursing
  27. I wasn't surprised by this heartfelt letter and the experiences during the first year. There were many times over a period...
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    Forum: First Year After Nursing Licensure
  28. The med/surg floors have an admission RN for a 12 hour day shift, every day. The admission RN will do the admission...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  29. I wish I could like this comment a thousand times Esme12. For a second I really thought I was the only one feeling horrible...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  30. AP Enterprise: Records chronicle how Ebola kills Reading this and seeing some of the commentary on his Sx, it looks...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  31. Wow. HAZMAT? Evacuating the hospital? Isolating a patient in an ambulance instead of in the hospital? Just screams "US...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  32. They always blame the nurses! I can't see a nurse who knows she will care for a patient with Ebola not taking all the...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  33. During the 2001 Anthrax outbreak scare, postal workers were obviously expendable and disposable to the PTB since they were...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  34. I don't get why regular floor nurses are taking care of these patients? Seems like the CDC would have nurses who've had...
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    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  35. Someone "trying to be cool" means they have a long, long way to go to become a professional working person. However, in...
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    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  36. I would have to say, I can only dream that they would offer an extra shift as a CNA with RN pay. No med pass, actually...
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    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  37. Patients usually don't get violent out of nowhere. There are many verbal and physical cues that lead up to physical...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  38. And several people have responded that there is no situation in which it is legally, professionally acceptable for you to...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  39. You cannot strike someone. You just cannot. If you're this worried about the possibility of physical violence, perhaps the...
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    Forum: Emergency Nursing
  40. So many people I started nursing school with didn't make it to the end for different reasons...I feel it's unfair to tell...
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    Forum: General Nursing Student
  41. The first year...or two is daunting. But yes...you do second guess yourself. A LOT. I have driven home and then called in...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  42. I suppose I'm not understanding the part where your boss asked to see your backside??? This almost sounds like sexual...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  43. It doesn't stop with pregnancy. I've had people lift the covrr of my carseat to look at my kids. Ive had strangers touch my...
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    Forum: Ob/Gyn Nursing
  44. This falls under the management philosophy of "the beatings will continue until morale improves".
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  45. My hospital is doing something similar. They went on a hiring freeze and now that we're so short staffed it's worsening the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  46. That's what happens when someone with a finance degree and no clinical experience gets to make a staffing grid. And on the...
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    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  47. Been there , done that. I'm a nurse in the Netherlands. It happened to me in 2003. It's your worst nightmare. But after a...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  48. Good for you for having the courage and integrity to share this. It gets tiresome, that game we nurses play where we pretend...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  49. Thank you for sharing your story. We as nurses need to rally around each other. It could happen to any one of us. When I was...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety
  50. I often hear lay people complain about medical errors, bad doctors, bad nurses,etc. I don't deny that of course there are...
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    Forum: Nursing Issues On Patient Safety


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