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AJJKRN, ASN, BSN, RN 14,267 Views

Joined Nov 6, '12 - from 'Englewood, CO, US'. AJJKRN is a Registered Nurse. She has '5+' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Medical-Surgical/Float Pool/Stepdown'. Posts: 1,098 (67% Liked) Likes: 3,067

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    OrganizedChaos likes this.

    I would politely ask to speak with her in a private area and ask her point blank "I've heard that you have stated that I am taking/stealing medications/narcotics and I would like to clarify if this is true or not".

    This is your livelihood. If this were being allowed to happen, even though the supervisor may have addressed the issue already, I would be looking for another place of employment because who knows what else is being allowed to go on that you haven't come across yet! Best of luck to you in a challenging situation.

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    Just throwing it out there as well, I think Susie was just looking for how any of Aiken's studies proved that the BSN had better patient outcomes, not what the outcomes were persay.

    I always personally felt that the Aiken's studies (or any study I've read on this particular subject) didn't control enough variables such as the qualities of each of the hospital's, the staffing ratios at each, whether any or what percentage of BSN's were previously ADN or diploma prior to the study start and for how long, etc.

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    CKPM2RN likes this.

    Quote from BostonFNP
    Actually the majority of the pressure is coming from employers not academia.
    The response above was related to employers pushing forward for BSN only hiring...

    Not to be rude, but as intelligent as you are with all of the resources and knowledge on this subject that you seem to have...you're not aware of the Aiken (aka academia) = Magnet/ANCC = employer wanting BSN only push "correlation"??? (Who's to say the IOM isn't on the bandwagon too - not necessarily a bad thing but to not recognize how each influences the other..?)

    Linda H. Aiken, PhD, FAAN, FRCN, RN | Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania

    Linda Aiken's Research is Changing the Nursing Profession - Articles Archive - Nursing Jobs, RN Jobs, Career Advice at Working Nurse

    HL2: Linda Aiken, PhD, RN—Advocate for Healthcare Quality and Nursing | HealthLeaders Media

    I'm all for higher education but at reasonable prices, Magnet is lining the pockets of academia with causing expensive degree inflation.

    I'm also not entirely sure we will ever truly be respected as a profession until nursing care is either billed separately or itemized, instead of being included in the room charge like a piece of furniture, regardless of what degree the nurses on staff had at the time of service.

    And I have read Aiken's studies, along with all the other necessary indoctrinated "BSN is better" laced textbooks that were required during my RN to BSN education. One would think that as educated and as world renowned as Aikens is, she could have included better environmental controls in those studies along with some of the other studies she has been involved in. Instead it just seems more of like "because I researched it and I say so". Just not good enough for me to believe.

    Let the flames flicker!

    (On a side note, I really did want to write this post response on my laptop but once again chose the route of my phone which is always more painful but seems at the time to be easier and faster. It. Never. Is.)

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    nrsang97, brownbook, CTtoRN, and 3 others like this.

    I personally look for the tinfoil hats myself :-)

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    This would be interesting to know especially since my old chronic neck injury is currently giving me a run for my livelihood even with using good body mechanics religiously.

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    Even though I live in a different state and our residency program is more so directed at newer nurse graduates, it is also a support system for the in-boarding of nurses new to hospital nursing and new to the entity. I would hope other residencies would also be set up this way but your best bet would probably be to call the HR's of the respective facilities you plan on applying to. Good luck and remember that hospital nursing is not always the greener grass!

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    Hacked huh...

    I wonder where accountability falls in his patient practice...

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    Quote from amoLucia
    I'm sure all of the shenanigans of the facility will become common knowledge when the court and LAWYERS get involved.

    It's NOT your duty or responsibility to become involved as you think you should. It'll all come out!

    If you are so morally distressed by the facility, then leave for another position.

    And contrary to PP Been there, I don't believe that anything such as this would remain confidential or ANONYMOUS if you were to become involved.
    I'm leaning towards an anonymous report, even though an Ombudsman should already be involved, simply because of the potential politics involved.

    I just found out not long ago that the competing hospital in our area owns the local newspaper...which I find odd but it explains a lot. And even though I work at a great hospital and it's the go to place to be fair r true emergencies, one of our popular news channels tends to only include our name on negative publicity but otherwise will state "area hospital" on most of the really cool things we do.

    The OP is a rock in a hard place if you ask me. What if the POA isn't fully made aware until after the court decides/rules? I would however be fully prepared to be found out if I were to whistleblow this issue.

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    Quote from EternalFeather
    I still havent gone to the emoloyee health cause i work nights and I tend to forget to go or I'm too tired to wait for them to come in.

    I'm sure it's not the gloves.
    I think it's more likely the alcohol foam and not the soap. After a few shifts of working, my hands started to harden dry and chapped even peeling.
    I've been avoiding using the foam cause it burns.

    I think I'm gonna start bringing my own hand sanitizer and a good hand lotion moisturizer
    I get contact dermatitis in cooler weather with washing and sanitizing my hands.

    Contact dermatitis - Wikipedia

    I use the mini lotion sizes of gold bond ultimate healing hand cream from Walmart, target, etc. It's thick but doesn't feel greasy to me and seems to absorb fast. I know we're not supposed to use outside lotions because they can deteriorate the gloves but if I don't my hands will crack and bleed fairly soon.

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    Two things...

    If you're not the only tech working on your floor then a float list should be made so that you only float when it's your turn to.

    As a float nurse myself that worked as a foot tech in school, think of floating as a learning experience each time. And however frustrating it may be, you work for the organization and not the floor. A paycheck is a paycheck.

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    JKL33 and Emergent like this.

    Next time just try and be calm and not show her emotion in the patients room, then when you both leave the patient's room, pull her to the side and say "Look, those behaviors presented at the bedside make us both look stupid" and go on about your business...and then go cry in your car!

    Point being, stand your ground and her behaviors will stop, at least with you anyways.

    I also may have said to her at the bedside "well since you are more knowledgeable about this prep you are more than welcome to start it then" and either continue with the report or if you're finished with bedside report, thank the patient for being part of their care and leave the room.

    My first year was spent with many of the challenges.

    Time and turnover girlfriend! ;-)

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    ruby_jane, MelEpiRN, Davey Do, and 1 other like this.

    Nursing has taught me that there is always something and someone to learn and experience.

    CNA 2005

    ADN 2011

    BSN 2014

    MSN 2017 (pending having the diploma in my hand which is when I truly consider that I have graduated, but all coursework is finished- YEAH!!!)

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    Paws2people, elkpark, jodispamodi, and 11 others like this.

    Just be aware of how some therapists often treat nursing...as nursing are beneath them and have little brains with our menial educations. Not giving a second thought to ALL that we have to do and juggle but acting as if we need to drop everything and be ready at their beck and call. I often don't think therapy will err really understand as they often see one patient at a time and it's ok if they don't have time to get to everyone...do you see how well this would go over in nursing?

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    LoneStar1908, DLOAH, RN4HUGS, and 2 others like this.

    I just found out that I am a newly minted alumnus to WGU!!!

    I passed the MSN in Leadership!!!

    Wow, I cannot wait to watch all of those recorded shows I've been missing ;-)!

    I can finally read for fun again (my next book will be Crucial Conversations to be fair)

    If anyone has any questions about the program I would be happy to answer on my experience. WGU was an amazing experience and I did it in 14 1/2 months.

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    inshallamiami likes this.

    Quote from MunoRN
    ASN and BSN program curriculum have become essentially identical, so I'm curious how you believe that despite being taught under the same curriculum that BSN students will learn different things than ASN students.
    Thank you!

    Hail to the Chevy :-)


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