Nurses eat their young - now I understand why. - page 9

by RN_Marie

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I started working for a sub-acute LTC as the DSD last week. The DON and I hit it off because we have the same vision on what we need to do in order to solve the problems we current have. Early this week, we posted an ad for... Read More


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    Quote from DookieMeisterRN
    I find how the OP putting the vet tech's resume online in very poor taste and unprofessional. I would never work for a company who posted and ridiculed resumes online.

    I wonder if the OP's manager knows she did this....What were you thinking?Talk about eating thy young. Funny she hasn't come back to comment.

    I find it even funnier that it has been pointed out that the OP herself is also a new grad, and has only been at this company for less than a month..but yet..she is already in a position to hire & train new staff?! How can you train someone when you are still fairly inexperienced & learning the ropes as well?
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    It's somewhat ironic OP that this discussion focuses on the professionalism of other nurses, and in particular new grads. Early in this thread, you posted an excerpt of someone's resume. This is very unprofessional.
    Fiona59, melmarie23, wetzoo, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from netglow
    OCRN63, that was a different time and place that brought you up, if you get my drift. That time and place is gone forever.

    Took me 22 years before I got out of my previous career. I've got a kicker resume from it and references that go to bat for me too. Do not fear the accomplished, we easily see who has achieved in nursing, what we've achieved in our previous field. We respect that, the babies don't - they can't.
    Wow. Can we say stereotyping? How about agism? When people discriminate based on age/generation, they're only proving (in a public forum, no less) how close-minded they are. People from older generations aren't better than younger ones simply because they are older. Let's look at an individual's mind, attitude, personality, before judging them.
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    Quote from wooh
    In hospitals, charge nurses are generally a resource for the other nurses on the floor. Almost always the charge nurse is a RN. In LTC, they're THE nurse for the set of patients, in charge of their set of patients and the CNAs for those patients. Often the charge nurse is a LPN.
    Lots of LTC charge nurses start out with no experience.
    Then, a LTC "charge" nurse is just...a nurse.
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    No nurse is "just" a nurse.
    Fiona59, Merlyn, yuzzamatuzz, and 7 others like this.
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    Quote from wooh
    No nurse is "just" a nurse.
    Lol, well yes. My point was just that I don't see a difference between a charge nurse and a non-charge nurse based on that description.

    Sorry to go off-topic.
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    Quote from Nurse2bKimberly
    I find it even funnier that it has been pointed out that the OP herself is also a new grad, and has only been at this company for less than a month..but yet..she is already in a position to hire & train new staff?! How can you train someone when you are still fairly inexperienced & learning the ropes as well?
    I think the facility doesn't know what they are doing by putting a new grad, OP, on such a position.
    OP doesn't know what she is doing, because she doesn't have experience. Now they are looking for someone who wont know what they are doing as a new grad on charge nurse position. The facility shows a big red flag; definitely not a place I woudl like to work at.
    RNfaster, KimberlyRN89, and chevyv like this.
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    Wow. Your facility must really suck juevos if you had to expand your net to get more applicants for this position. I mean, "no experience necessary"? It makes a lot of sense that you are getting these idiots as potential candidates because no smart person, new grad or experienced, would want to work in your facility. The vet tech is the only person I am somewhat impressed with, and I hope he or she finds a better job in a better facility, NOT yours.
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    feel sorry for the residents at that place :-(
    Fiona59, caliotter3, KimberlyRN89, and 1 other like this.
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    Quote from sapphire18
    Wow. Can we say stereotyping? How about agism? When people discriminate based on age/generation, they're only proving (in a public forum, no less) how close-minded they are. People from older generations aren't better than younger ones simply because they are older. Let's look at an individual's mind, attitude, personality, before judging them.
    No lets not. Lets look at the concrete, not the rainbows and skittles. It's not about older, or younger, it's about having a solid work history, and proven achievements and references from employers and decision-makers that show that you are can be counted on in the workplace. Look, there are few jobs out there and lots of complaining from employers about their own poor choice in hiring...
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