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    So often we come here to vent about our bad day at work and I was actually having a terrible day when I was having a conversation with a CNA and was told I was one of the best nurses that have worked there ever! Then said "so you know that means you can't leave right?" I have no intention of leaving and this CNA is not one to kiss butt, has in fact stood up to nurses (when had good reason). I am not an emotional person but this really made my day. Sometimes it's nice to know they don't think you're too hard on them, especially since I'm charge nurse and do 90% of the discipline...

    Thanks for listening. I guess it's a good reminder we really don't know how much 1 statement could affect our coworkers or patients (good or bad)...
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    Glad you had a good day makes me excited to get into the nursing profession!
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    Trust me they're not all good days and as I stated it was actually a really bad day (just really, really hectic) but for me anyway it usually only takes one really cool thing to turn it around. Or at least make the good out weigh the bad, but usually it's a pt or a family member, not staff... That was an unexpected (we are not real close, but do get along great professionally) but very nice comment today. Makes me want to show my staff my appreciation a little more. I usually do it with home made baked goodies though. Lol!
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    I concur having bad and good days that you so speak of. In fact I am almost ashamed to say that one day I had a patient fire me in front of all my coworkers. I had never been fired before in 15 years, the patient told me I didn't know how to do my job. Anyway, I don't know why, but my feelings were so hurt I called in sick that next week and then quit shortly after that. I mean you think I would have thick skin after do many years but I cried all the way home after he told me that. I loved that job and my coworkers, I pretty much grew up there as a nurse. Sometimes words are very powerful....,

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    For me, a "bad" day could turn around if I could find something I could laugh about w/my co-workers--even if it was in private. Everybodies attitude could change, and the atmosphere lightened up on the unit.

    One time, I walked into a big mess, took until ~ 1100 to get things under control. I looked @ the other nurses and said, "all this and no coffee??". We all cracked up!
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    That comment only says one thing.....You were destined to be a nurse. BRAVO!
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    I'm glad you had a good day.

    My benchmarks for a good day are that no one dies and no codes are called. As long as those two benchmarks are met, it doesn't matter what else happens--it goes down as a good day in my book.
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    Quote from OCRN3
    I concur having bad and good days that you so speak of. In fact I am almost ashamed to say that one day I had a patient fire me in front of all my coworkers. I had never been fired before in 15 years, the patient told me I didn't know how to do my job. Anyway, I don't know why, but my feelings were so hurt I called in sick that next week and then quit shortly after that. I mean you think I would have thick skin after do many years but I cried all the way home after he told me that. I loved that job and my coworkers, I pretty much grew up there as a nurse. Sometimes words are very powerful....,

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    I was once told by a little black child that I was "a devil with green eyes." I was nearly in tears that she was scared of me. It's amazing how one person (little or big) can hurt your feelings, even unknowingly or unintentionally. I know this little girl just didn't know any better, but it was sad and I couldn't do anything about it.
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    That's great. I've gotten really good feedback from CNAs also. I respect their opinions, because they are around to see everything we do. That's a very nice thing to hear!
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    I'm happy you got good feedback and helped you through a difficult day. One thing to keep in mind is that if your ancillary can see you're having a tuff day so can your patients and that can lead to the patients losing confidence in their care. Patients first!!!


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