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it is obvious that you are one of the new nurses at ba whom thinks they are above their discriminating ways. Well you will find out just give it time. However this post was not about ba it is about hospitals making cut backs. Ba is cutting back the number of nurses it is using making for an unsafe environment. If you would look at what the patient needs insted of what the hospital administrators want than maybe you would be able to figure it out. Simply ba and most other hospitals want that bottom line money. Cut backs mostly do nothing but hurt the patients. For a direct example...using supplies that are in an isolation room for a patient that is not on isolation. The management is aware of this and stated that this is common practice. Perhaps that is why mrsa is on the rise. All because someone wants money. And dont think that you manager dosnt get bonuses for keeping their department under budget.
Seriously, go somewhere that people want to read your negative posts. And if you're directing the statement:
Quote from expo4u
it is obvious that you are one of the new nurses at ba whom thinks they are above their discriminating ways.
at me, then you seriously have no clue what you're talking about and it's no wonder you're having difficulties finding a job. I don't work for Barnes and doubt I ever will; I don't know that after almost a year I can be considered a new grad; and I don't think I'm above anybody's "ways". I'm a realist who understands that times are tough -- all over. If you're not finding a job, I'd quit using the "I'm male" excuse and figure out what the REAL reason is you're not being hired. On the floor I WAS on (I'll reiterate in case you missed it the first time -- NOT at Barnes), they hired a male nurse who had been a tech for a year or so. There was never a question. There were several males on that floor; several on another floor I floated to including charge nurses and the clinician. I interned at an ED here locally a couple of years ago and there were quite a few male nurses who worked there; some for many years. I was just there recently and they have added to their male employees in that unit. I just don't see the issues you keep posting on these boards. I DO see people who don't present themselves well, or have bad attitudes, or know-it-all attitudes who are having problems getting -- and keeping -- jobs.
I also think that someone who's truly worried about getting a job locally should maybe quit sounding off on these boards about conditions in patient care that I would find hard to imagine in any decent hospital. I know where I worked it was possible that these things happened, but woe be to the nurse/tech who was caught doing them. Many people and possibly employers are now looking online to see what potential employees are doing; you are not above being further discriminated against if someone believes YOU are the poster.
And your argument about LPNs is laughable. Hospitals are going toward requiring higher-level degree RNs rather than lowering the education requirements.
I would just seriously like to re-suggest that you look inwards for the issues that have kept you from finding employment. With all the fine medical facilities we have in this area, there's bound to be work for hard-working, ethical, and caring RNs -- both experienced and new grads.
Someone posted on these boards in the past year that they were discouraged as they had applied for a Fellowship here in town and hadn't heard anything back. But then she wrote she realized: "you are not the only hospital in town". I'd suggest leaving your vendetta against Barnes in your past and moving on; and soon.