NuGuyNurse2b 6,980 Views
Joined Nov 23, '13 - from 'East Coast'.
NuGuyNurse2b is a Student Nurse.
Posts: 796 (60% Liked)
almost said something to his charge nurse but didn't. I did, however, leave his name out of the thank-you note I sent to the floor, where I mentioned the other nurses and the techs by name. I know, little revenges aren't nice.
My unit is currently going through the revolving doors, too. Fortunately we have nurses with 10-30 yrs of experience. Unfortunately the only reason they stayed was because of their full time status/seniority and are ready for early retirement. So it'll be a hot mess in a few years.
All quality brands are good, Littmann, ADC, Ultrascope, MDF, etc. I would not get to crazy if you have never used a stethoscope before. you will probably decide that you like a different chestpiece style or eartip, tubing etc after you have been using one for a while.
I wouldn't worry. It took me 3 months to find a job, and some of my friends from nursing school took 7-8 months before landing their first nurse job. It just depends on your market. Mine is obviously saturated. But what confuses me is why they told you you were re-hirable and then didn't rehire you? That seems dishonest on their part. Have you tried reaching out to your old floor or manager?
It's a boss having sex with a subordinate, also known as a sexual harassment lawsuit waiting to happen. The phrase "never get your honey where you get your money" exists for a reason.
I once didn't know i was assigned a patient until mid shift when the lab called about an abnormal report, to which I denied having said patient until the charge nurse corrected me. Our assignments were changed and I clearly was not in that meeting, so the morning nurse had given report already to the other nurse who took the report because at that time she didn't know the assignment changed either, and she then told said morning nurse to give report again to moi...which never happened.
I really don't see how that changes anyone's perception of nurses. No one thinks it's the nurse's fault whether your insurance covers one hospital or another.
I don't know how it would. Nurses in Canada are dealing with the same issues, primarily short-staffing and not enough time to do everything.
Purely theoretical, you would be better served to get your BSN over an ADN. The move to demand BSN as the entry level requirement for nursing is spreading and soon ADN's may no longer exist or are no longer hired by hospitals. A few hospitals in my area refuse to hire anything less than BSN, while some are more forgiving and allow ADNs to be hired on the agreement that they agree to pursue and achieve their BSN within a few years (3-5).
^ don't be surprised when you go on interviews and hiring managers ask where you see yourself in 5 years. If you (Heaven forbid) say you just want to be bedside nursing, you'll be looked upon as having no motivation. It's almost expected that no one stays in bedside nursing, as if it's just a stepping stone.
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Speak to your supervisor. Bedside reporting is simply that - bedside reporting. She does not do her assessments during it, she is only taking report from you so she can do her job. Yes, bedside reporting encourages accountability on tasks not done, etc., but it's not intended to be punitive or critical. That is where she is mistaken.
I hated the Curlin pumps, we just switched to CADD and I love it. I don't understand the rationale for overstating the bag volume, either. The CADD pump works with its own tubing, so once you prime it, it will subtract the amount in the tubing from the total volume. Setting the bag volume at a higher than true value won't negate that. And this will also cause problems with bookkeeping. Once the bag does run dry, you're "wasting" an additional 15mL of narcotic.
And this advice is going to ensure that he doesn't get that job either.
OP, never, never, never bad mouth your previous employer, no matter how true or how much you really want to; it will only end badly for you.
Best wishes as you begin your next job search!
I would list it on my resume, and if recruiters ask why it didn't materialize into a job offer, you can be honest and say exactly what you wrote here. You didn't have a steady preceptor, they were short staffed, and then they felt like you weren't keeping up when in reality they didn't give you a fair shot at succeeding.
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