mc3, LPN 17,598 Views
Joined Jun 20, '05 - from 'AZ'.
She has '12' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'various'.
Posts: 1,020 (52% Liked)
Heck yes it sounds ignorant. But my point of making it sound ignorant was beause the OP sounded just as ignorant as i did degrading young/new nurses. So how come an older more experienced nurse can sound ignorant but i can't? should i light the fire and say "we shouldn't hire over weight nurses?" how is that any different than saying we need to stop hiring young/new/cute nurses because that is what she was implying. So if she can get away with saying that, tahn i can get away with "We need to stop hiring overweight nures" (I certainly do not think that at all im just using an example that really gets to people so they can relate)
I never said those were my only qualifications. codes do not scare me. I have ACLS and have been in lots of codes. We have one telemetry nurse delegated to carry the code pager and i have to code pager from time to time. Times have changed, and all i can say is that from a BUSINESS stand point it is a smart move. Think about it in more simpe terms...you run open a pizza shop you chose between two people:
1) a 50 year old with excellent skills, really good at making pizza. Years of experience, maybe more t than you. The 50 year old is demanding you pay 15/hour.
2) a 24 year old with developing skills. He/she is eager to learn from your already hired employees. They are great with customers. They are ok with miniumum wage.
I know this isn't pizza we're talking about. But i would go with the 24 year old? Is there a little ageism with nursing?? you betcha!! Would hospitals admit it? nope. They are going to think of any excuse other than the nurses age. Yea it will suck when that time comes for me, but it isn't about me.
In response to caregiver 1977, yes the teacher's aides are responsible for changing the kids at our school....
You hit the nail right on the head, as usual, Commuter! I always enjoy reading your articles
I think of it this way.....If I see 40 kids/today and 30 were minor booboos and I called on each, that would be 30 calls at a minimum. 30 calls x 3 minutes/call = 90 minutes or 1.5 hrs, just making phone calls! Never mind, the parents that have 2 or 3 different phone numbers you have to call. Nobody is saying any serious injury, or head bumps or anything that leaves a mark shouldn't be brought to parents attention, but geesh!! Is that how they want you spending your time?
I had a teacher that was highly sensitive, and any essential oils would trigger a severe asthma attack. Student was moved to a different classroom. Personally, I can't stomach the smell of patchouli oil...
I'm here! At a new school in a new town and LOVING it!!!
I love being an LPN and never wanted to go further. I started this career late in life and have been very happy with the jobs I've chosen and the pay. If I just graduated from high school I probably would have gotten my BSN, but at that age and with my background I didn't know where I wanted to be in a hour, never mind the rest of my life.
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