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Joined Nov 23, '13 - from 'East Coast'. NuGuyNurse2b is a Student Nurse. Posts: 796 (60% Liked) Likes: 2,059

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    Quote from CeciBean
    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.
    Revenge is a dish best served cold. I would've said something to the charge nurse AND mentioned the incident in a letter to the CEO of the hospital AND said something to the effect of "Thank you to X,Y but NOT Z" in my thank you card. I have a manager who's exactly like that - will chew you out (in front of everyone) if you didn't do something, but when it's time for this person to answer a call light, you'd have better luck winning the lottery. There are simply people out there who enjoy putting others down but won't hold themselves to the same standard.

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    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.

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    Quote from soutthpaw
    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.
    Agree. I bought my ADC in nursing school cause it was something like $30, but bought a Littman as a graduation gift for myself, and it was $100+. TBH I prefer the ADC over the Littmann - I hear well with both, but the ADC has a longer tube so it's easier to wrap around my neck and no one wants to steal it.

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    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?

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    Quote from Not_A_Hat_Person
    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.
    Well when it turns sour, yeah. But that's still between the boss and the subordinate, still none of the OP's business.

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    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.

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    Quote from TriciaJ
    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.
    But the fact still remains...why did this study have to be performed and limited only to Canada? I can't think of any other reasons as to why it could not have been done for USA patient opinions other than the difference in health care systems.

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    Quote from TriciaJ
    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.
    But that's the nursing perspective. What about the patient's view - aren't they the ones who are perceiving the nurses in order for the nurses to be labeled as "most trusted?" Canada has socialized medicine. The USA is privatized. You walk into a Canada ER and you're treated the same as everybody else, you're probably going to look at your nurse, or any medical staff, differently than if you walked into a USA ER and were told you'd be stabilized, but then you're going to be get transferred 20 miles away to the nearest hospital who'd accept your insurance. I've been blamed for financial decisions that I had nothing to do with. I'm sure my patient's opinion of me at that very moment was nothing close to "trusted" at all.

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    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).

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    ^ 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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    Quote from herring_RN
    Here's which professions get the most and least respect
    What professions are most respected - Business Insider
    In Canada, though. I imagine the different healthcare system there might affect that perception.

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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.

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    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.

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    Quote from chare
    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!
    Not true at all. HR wants honesty. There is a reason why he was not offered a job following the internship - if it wasn't the employer, then it's him. Is he supposed to present himself as a bad employee? I don't think so.

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    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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