Newgraduatenurse2012 1,471 Views
Joined Dec 14, '12.
Posts: 12 (8% Liked)
when I was a pedi nurse we would alternate motrin and tylenol. Of course, things might have changed.
To think like a nurse, you must be able to apply ABC, Maslow's Hierarchy, Nursing Process, priorities, infection control, and all what you learned in Med Surg, Pharmacology,Maternity, Pediatric, and Psychiatric Nursing. Connect your vast knowledge in all the subjects above and deliver a safe nursing care.
Go over some NCLEX books to help you think critically.
What I learned my first go round was RATIONALES, RATIONALES, RATIONALES.....thinking like a nurse involves RATIONALE, the who what when where and why of a situation.
Leaving without asking her what she meant, is NOT thinking like a nurse......going back and asking her what she meant (in a NICE way)...IS.......CONGRATULATIONS though you are definitely on your way!!! Keep us posted
The first step is good communication. You're part of a team. A team is nothing without communication.
If you're waiting to delegate without being a b-word, you're waiting too long. You need to open those lines. Get to know the CNAs you work with. Learn their strengths and weaknesses. Ask about their kids, their hobbies, etc, whatever. Talk to them, listen to the conversations between them and join in. That's just opening the door to good communication. Get comfortable with the people you work with.
I don't have any fb friends that are in nursing school but I don't think posting grades would be a good idea . No one is going to post unless it was a good grade which makes it bragging. It isn't a very interesting topic to most people.In general I think it is unwise to post about work or whatever one's main occupation happens to be.
I agree branzilla that person who posted that was very inappropriate to post on your thread they should of made they own thread and should be a shame of themselves. Reminds me of my classmates on fb who rubbed it in everyones face and looked down on us who failed. You keep your head up Branzilla we will get through this good luck and God bless you.
Facebook friends should include like minds. Which does not include anyone from your job or that has any association. My personal life is private. My page is locked and my posts are not shown. Many times employees have tooled around the internet and tried to "friend" me. When asked why I didn't add them, I tell them the truth. "I'm not interested in opening up my personal life or anyone in my circle to the people I work with." The only thing someone can see is a picture of my face. No posts, comments or what have you.
You are to be applauded for your dedication but you are enabling poor management. If you can't get your job done in the time allotted you should bring this to the attention of your boss and work for a solution. Are you being paid for the time? If not, not are not covered under your employers liability because you are not actually working. It is illegal for you to work without being paid. You are putting your license at risk. You are also making the other nurses who do show up on time look like they can't do their work. After all, you get things done... I think you are making a big mistake.
Most of the places I have worked at what you were wearing would be considered "well dressed". I'm sorry but this whole situation smacks of them picking on you for no good reason. I will say that where I am anyway hospitals will not hire you till you pass NCLX cause they don't want to be stuck with someone that doesn't pass.
If at all possible I would take this place off my job looking list and try to find some place that would appreciate you.
I think that is ridiculous that you may not even get a position there for this sweat shirt issue that happened forever ago. Everybody makes mistakes, some may be very embarrassing. But you admitted it and wont repeat such a thing anymore. Why bring it up every time? I don't know. It looks so immature to me. There may be other reasons behind this whole thing.
There is something else other than the sweats issue. Someone is using that as an excuse. If they wouldn't hire you as a RN truly over that issue, you don't want to work there anyway.
The post I referred too was an old post with lots of responses - my memory might be wrong but I would've bet money that it was exactly the same post. Word for word the same.
Don't have any real advice though. I can't that you did anything wrong. You came in for an inservice when you were off the clock. That doesn't require being in uniform and you were not the only one out of uniform. Nothing official happened. Maybe you work with a bunch of jerks and need to apply elsewhere - other than I wouldn't worry about it without a formal write-up.
Based on my experience, the way experienced co-workers treat the newbies is heavily influenced by staffing. Over-worked, stressed out staff are not likely to welcome any new additions that (they feel) will only add to their burden. They resent having to interrupt their own work to provide assistance so they would much rather work with other experienced nurses. However, if the staffing pattern is adjusted - decreasing workload for experienced staff who are expected to act as a resource/preceptor for newbies - the attitude is much better.
Kind of random, but an appropriate metaphor: Someone once told me that a busy nursing unit is as physically taxing and potentially dangerous as that show "the Axmen"... so "if you want to be a lumberjack, you darn sure better be able to hold up your end of the log".
It's funny because I have no problem with my boss seeing my shiny clean Facebook, but I'd really rather she not see my Allnurses posts.
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