Is Nursing Still an Attractive Career Choice? - page 5

At a time of grim prospects for Americans without a college degree, nursing can look like a rare chance not just for a job but a real career. Or at least it did.... Read More

  1. Visit  Bubbles} profile page
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    Poorly written article with reporter not even understanding what vital signs are!
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  3. Visit  jrwest} profile page
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    Quote from carolinapooh
    You know, seeing how sick people are just on a med-surg ward (and how sick they are when they're discharged) sort of makes me think this, in a way, is already happening.
    living this now. I 'm not so happy as I wasnt trained in ICU, yet now the IMC units get what used to go to the iCU.
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  4. Visit  klone} profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN
    *** Good advice I am sure. However then you are stuck working at a Magnet hospital - Ug! Exployers of last resort.
    I've worked for two magnet hospitals, and I've great experiences at both places.
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    Quote from klone
    I've worked for two magnet hospitals, and I've great experiences at both places.
    *** I don't doubt it. After all they can't all suck. I know in my circle of friends (ICU, transport and ER nurses and CRNAs) "Magnet" is a bad word. Usually stands for low pay, poor working conditions and tyrancial administration.
    I have been though several Magent certifications and re-certs. It's demoralizig to be handed a 3x5 card with the "approved" answer to surveyor's questions (with threats of what will happen to any nurse who doesn't tow the party line) and to notice that your unit, usually staffed with 50% travlers, is suddenly staffed with 100% experienced staff on survey days.
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  6. Visit  carolinapooh} profile page
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    And they pull the same stunts with JCAHCO as well. Or at least that's been my experience.
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  7. Visit  DoGoodThenGo} profile page
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    Quote from carolinapooh
    And they pull the same stunts with JCAHCO as well. Or at least that's been my experience.
    Thus were ever true; you can always tell when JCAHCO is coming a calling, it is one of the few times your hospital operates and looks as it should! *LOL*

    Fire and other doors that always are left open. Not today! Suddenly lots of fresh scrubbed faces both new and old appear. Things that you've been asking about for ages start showing up, you get the picture.
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  8. Visit  hope3456} profile page
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    How stupid are these "investigators" - it seems they should know enough to show up completely unannounced - or send people undercover,ect. But it sounds like they give adequate advanced notification of their visits, WTH! Same is true for state surveys in LTC.
  9. Visit  jtmarcy12} profile page
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    I wonder how the hospital get away with doing this. On my unit I know I would put in the request to have one of the bed repair because the patients could not use the call bell on the bed. Well when JACHO was coming, amazing it was repaired and each nurse manager will call the other when JACHO left their floor. I guess this behavior will never end unles JACHO make unannounced visits.
  10. Visit  DoGoodThenGo} profile page
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    Quote from jtmarcy12
    I wonder how the hospital get away with doing this. On my unit I know I would put in the request to have one of the bed repair because the patients could not use the call bell on the bed. Well when JACHO was coming, amazing it was repaired and each nurse manager will call the other when JACHO left their floor. I guess this behavior will never end unles JACHO make unannounced visits.
    This little cat and mouse game has been going on for ages going back to the 1980's and probably before.

    Administration/owners of a facility get a heads up JACHO is going to make a visit and things spring into action. Once the event is over its back to "beatings will continue until morale improves".

    The only often true unannounced visits that cause a similar scope of activity is when the CofD of CofS are roaming about. Though don't know if either would help with your malfunctioning bed call bell situation. *LOL*
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  11. Visit  MendedHeart} profile page
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    Quote from PMFB-RN

    *** Good advice I am sure. However then you are stuck working at a Magnet hospital - Ug! Exployers of last resort.
    Was wondering what was meant by this?
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    Was wondering what was meant by this?
    It means that for me, and many of my ICU, ER & CRNA friends, Magnet hospital are employers of last resort. It is my hope that my living is never again dependant on a Magnet hospital. I will not ever choose to work at another Magnet hospital as long as there are other acceptable options.
    I have worked in a number Magnet hospitals in 4 states, been through initial and re-certification, and even sat on the Magnet comitee for my first soon-to-be Magnet through their "Journey to Magnet".
    The process, and the coruption associated with it, I observed and participated in (at risk of my job) left a bad tast in my mouth.
    It has also been my experience that in a given area the Magnet hospital will be the least desirable place to work with lower pay, poorer benifits, and tyranical managment.
    Obviously I haven't worked in every Magnet hospital out there and I am sure many are great. I just never experienced one and have never talked face to face with a nurse who has.
  13. Visit  MendedHeart} profile page
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    Wow...I work at a Magnet hospital..has been one for 8 years and I love it!!! It has won Best place to work in area for years and on top 10 best hopitals to work for in US. I never have worked at another Magnet though. We are treated phenomenal, have exceptional benefits and discounts, the highest differential pay in the area and a fabulous paid time off program and cash bonus and raises yearly. I have a retirement fund they contribute to and pension. I love where I work as does all the employees there as we habe a very low turn around.
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    Quote from 2013SNGrad
    Wow...I work at a Magnet hospital..has been one for 8 years and I love it!!! It has won Best place to work in area for years and on top 10 best hopitals to work for in US. I never have worked at another Magnet though. We are treated phenomenal, have exceptional benefits and discounts, the highest differential pay in the area and a fabulous paid time off program and cash bonus and raises yearly. I have a retirement fund they contribute to and pension. I love where I work as does all the employees there as we habe a very low turn around.
    I worked for two Magnet Hospitals, and rotated through three other Magnet hospitals in my area, two were re certified orgs. My immediate area has about 5 out of 12 hospitals that are Magnet. GREAT benefits, and two offer pension along with 401k packages, good mentor ship, turnover rate varies by department/floor...however, people are people...*shrugs*...I know of non-magnet hospitals that are great as well.

    IMHO great nursing teams support a great place to work, NOT just on paper...in my area, I found it in Magnet hospitals or non-Magnet hospitals...more so Magnet because there are so many in the area.
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