kayak007 (1,385 Views)
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I am getting the vibe that you do not trust them. Did they contact you via mail, email, or phone? Did they tell you about the position or more or less ask you to send in your paperwork? Please bear in mind that I have sent copies of resumes, all of my teacher certs, and letters of reference to schools either in response to an add I saw or in the blind. Is it possible to contact her just to ask: "I have noticed in my research about your placement agency that your agency has two different addresses, and why is this so?" It also shows you have been doing research about their organization. Nursetweety also has a good, sound point.
I also think all nurses have something to contribute, and the trailer doesn't capture this either...for example, your nursing assistant, your licensed practical/vocational nurse, your registered nurse, nurse specialist, nurse practioner...how do we all fit in and contribute, or how so it doesn't and how we are working on it or not working on it so that it does.
It isn't out yet, but the trailer is at this link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/nu...uld-see-us-now. What do you think of the trailer? It is interesting and I hope that it encompasses all facets of nursing.
It is what you make it and you are what you make yourself to be.
I mentioned this post to a friend of mine...who does not work in a hospital setting: yes, and be a professional. I am sure that this guy is not being taken care of by a regular staff nurse, being that he is of 'high interest'...and I am pretty much sure that there is some level of chemical or physical restraint orders being written as this guy is a trained wrestler and being physically fit enough to run and evade capture while being wounded. It will be interesting to find out what the motive was and even so what his attorney is going to use as a defense insofar as the apparent statements he is issuing while being hospitalized: under duress? under the influence of medication? Can he understand the charges being brought against him in his currrent state of health? I would rather be the nurse than the person who is going to be pulled to defend him....but then again...being that you (the nurse) were witness to this patient's hospitalization that your charting and observations aren't going to be flitted to the wayside by the defense and prosecution by any stretch of the imagination.
As a nurse, deciding whether someone is guilty or innocent of a crime isn't part of the care plan. I know what occurred: he placed a bomb in a group of people and walked away, killing three and injuring scores of others; murdered a cop and injured another cop; and, then proceeded to roll over his dead brother in the getaway. This would be difficult for me, but I would do it. I would do it because I am a nurse. I know this sounds rather blunt. I wouldn't want to do anything less.
I know this may sound a little strange....a headlamp....my friend, who is an RN, keeps a headlamp on him....he uses it to insert foleys...trust me, I have used it to examine scalps...they light up everything and your hands are free. With everything myself and everyone else is suggesting you might want to consider a suitcase instead of a bag...just kidding. I found it useful to have a small pulse oximeter and alcohol scrubs, in edition to scissors, tape and a penlight with me. Having a small pulse oximeter kept me from running around on the floor either in search of one or in search of one that worked. Considered buying a thermometer, but for just doing clinical, wasn't worth the cost. Yes, definitely invest in a nursing software program for your phone. Your first day will tell you what you will possibly want to buy or do without.
Does anyone know the regulations in NJ regarding an LPN working as a CNA? In NJ I believe you cannot work as a CNA after you receive your RN. I don't know how things work in NJ, but I know a couple of RN grads who were terminated as CNA's and then immediately rehired as RNs after they passed their NCLEX.
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What LPN school are you in? I do know that for the RN programs they use HESI or ATI, and RN nursing schools use the HESI/ATI as an assessment tool, but it is around 5% of your grade in the earlier modules, but you need to get a passing grade on the HESI-RN in order to be eligible to take the NCLEX. Yes, I know this section pertains to LPNs. Just writing in regs to experience.
SleeepyRN: Thank you so much...and same to the OP. Especially for: "But I think so many are scared to fight the root of the problem, because then they are seen as troublemakers and are given the boot out the door, their shoes being filled gladly by someone else looking for a job. Then the cycle starts all over with that new employee." It is the unfortunate truth regarding the world...in any field we are in...and, to think, we, inclusive of myself, can do so much to make the world a better place.
It is one thing to complain. It is one thing to fight the root of the problem, but it is also something different if we could all constructively act as a whole to change the root of the problem into something positive.
Like what you are saying...to both...well said!
To mtngrl: I know you don't like it...but renew your license...I don't like insurance...but I keep renewing my license....I used to be a teacher, and the only license I have now is my NJ license which I received before No Child Left Behind went into effect...so it will not expire. I am not a nurse. I have tried countless of times to be a nurse...I now do not really want to be a nurse (and this is a separate story which I do not have time to type that has all the good elements of a Cloak and Dagger story). There is nothing about nursing schools that I trust, anymore....thanks for the insight. Cover your bottom, mtngrl, its rough out there, even outside of nursing.
Went to a community college...was asked to cheat like yourself, only I didn't...I went to the Dean...was going to go to the Dean to report, but along the way I decided to drop by the Nursing Student Advocates office and see what his take was on it. He told me not to say anything because at this time our school was going thru reaccrediation with NLNAC, and should the professor who allowed us to cheat find out she may figure out a way to fail me out of school and I would have no way to prove it....ok, so, the NLNAC asks for public opinion on this school...and so I made my respective comment to the NLNAC regarding the above situation. The NLNAC doesn't take is seriously. Ok. Decided to leave this school, but the situation above really didn't factor into the decision. Attempted to apply for parttime program at PA university. Get invited to meeting where the admissions people are telling you to start your background checks, but have not made the decision as to whether or not you and a handful of others are accepted. Ok, so drop them, apply to another college...whenever you have a question, they do not answer you directly....and then tell you that you have to sign off that all of your questions have been satisfactorily answered even though you now have more ?'s than when you started...now applying to 3rd nursing school...with a 3.14 GPA...and these people tell you that you have a 2.92! Despite trying to rework the laws of math and statistics...and falling while figure skating because I was trying to figure this one out...decided to walk thru their hoops to see what goes down. But if they decline me, well, there will be no more nursing schools! By the way, the first nursing school flunked a lot of students to the extent that the Academic Integrity Committee got wind of it and the nursing school at the college had to invite these students back because of the 'grading error!'
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