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  • May 23

    As religious nurse I also could not work Saturdays. However I ended up working every Sunday of the month.Even though I did my weekends they're still were some nurses who did resent the fact that I do not do any Saturdays even though I did my share of weekends. I understand the op frustration but as long as that nurse was open in her interview period.She should just let it go and speak to the management about the staffing issues w/o bringing up this nurse.
    When I went to crna school this issue came up again when I had to take call on weekends. While the PD did not make any special accommodation I was able to switch my Saturdays and Friday night's calls with some of my understanding classmates. But let me tell you when that call schedule came out I literally would break out in a cold sweat and would not calm down until I was able to switch my call.
    I think it is important to note that if an orthodox Jew was driving his car and sundown came he would lock his car and walk to where ever they had to go, Orthodox Jews are that committed to keeping the Sabbath.
    I acknowledge that this can be a stressful situation for everyone involved.But if there honest open communication these issues really can be resolved to (almost) everyone satisfaction.

  • Dec 29 '16

    ""If I took report and this was the situation you'd bet I would say something very directly to the nurse who was sooooo busy. We could debate this all day long I suppose but I still think it's a poor example of an unfriendly environment."

    I think openly and loudly humiliating someone and insinuating that a newer nurse, who is obviously going to be weaker in terms of time management, was "soooo" busy is part of the issue. Newer nurses are slower, they don't know all of the nuances of a unit quite yet, and when they are purposefully humiliated in front of everyone it can do enough damage that they feel targeted and move on to something else.

    The post is about why nurses quit, specifically new graduates. The quote was from a new graduate. You can't get any more authentic than that, whether it be your personal experience or not."

    I totally agree with you. Part of the stress of being a new nurse is prioritizing what to do first. Perhaps this new grad felt it was more important to give another patients there scheduled meds and felt the IV could wait. I am not saying that what she /he did was right, but one thing I know is humiliating someone never helps. It just builds resentment which leads to new grads leaving( which by the way was the point of this article). At my first job at a busy telemetry unit, they hired 9 new grads and all quit by the end of the first year. A common theme for the reason why they quit was due to some sort of public humiliation that they endured from some of the staff. So yes I understand that no one likes bring up NETY again and again, but that is a real reason why new grads leave their 1st job. So if we want to retain our new grads we have to find a better way of treating/educating them.