Is Nursing Still an Attractive Career Choice? - page 7

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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


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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*
    Not_A_Hat_Person and jtmarcy12 like this.
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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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    Quote from 2013SNGrad
    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.
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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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    I get the distinct impression that magnet hospitals are anti-union, too.

    Too much power at the top in magnet hospitals it seems to me. Maybe I'm off-base, but it's been my experience from what I see in my neck of the woods. The big magnet healthcare corporation here seems to relish taking over government and/or unionized facilities and privatizing them.
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    Yea I dont really know too muxh about all that...but I just really enjoy working where I work.
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    In my area, there is a Magnet hospital with a union, one had a union the ended up busting the own union because there was so much collusion...much better after Magnet status. Others, great places to work with great benefits.

    Still thinks in comes down to the team philosophy and leadership and how "pro-nurse" (or pro-union) the org is.
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    Quote from 2013SNGrad
    Yea I dont really know too muxh about all that...but I just really enjoy working where I work.
    ...and it does come down to job satisfaction as well.
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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.
    *** Well like I said. They can't all suck.


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