Hanging It Up - page 4

by VivaLasViejas 15,273 Views | 55 Comments Guide

It seems almost unreal: in six days, I will don my scrubs, put my name badge on, and go to work at the nursing home like I have almost every weekend since last July. I will pass meds, listen to hearts and lungs, change a dressing... Read More


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    Viva I wish you all the best, you offer such encouragement. It is amazing that once we nurses are "used" up we are no longer viable "they" just throw us out to pasture, get another young nurse and the cycle begins all over again. Blessings upon in your new career, I know you will bring such wisdom and compassion and knowledge etc. to your new position. God Bless you
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    Viva. I am glad to hear that you had a good run. When I see posts such as this it does make me think and wonder where the profession of nursing is going.
    Congrats on your transition... I hope your next job is fabulous.
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    I look forward to a time when I can either retire, or find a job outside of LTC. I've never worked with such a rude, back-stabbing bunch of people in my life.
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    Wow, I've only been a nurse 3 years and I'm already counting the days until retirement.. I do not understand why this field has to be so demanding. I come home exhausted every day and have taken days off for being sick more times a year than any other position I've held in other fields. Not right.. glad you are making a break!
    Last edit by thisnurseluvzya on Dec 26, '13 : Reason: mispelling
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    Now it's totally official. Today I received my notification that I have been selected for the position of Client Care Surveyor, what my job classification and salary are, and when I am to report for work. I feel like an 18-year-old who just got a new car and a scholarship to Harvard. I can't wait to get started!
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    Congratulations! With your background you should do well.

    I retired this year at the age of 70. I enjoyed my work, but the politics were getting to me. I've been a NICU RN for years, but management issues and excessive educational requirements, meaning that give your life and your spare time too, finally made a difference. Unfortunately, many of our qualified staff with years of experience have quit, too. That leaves a department with many sick babies and brand new NICU nurses. Some of them will be excellent nurses eventually, but they don't have the right staff to back them up anymore. Management decisions are not always for the good of the unit!

    At my age, it's time for time off. I have a husband with health issues, and although I have a working licence for the next two years, I probably won't use it.

    Good luck and enjoy your new job!
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    Quote from VivaLasViejas
    Now it's totally official. Today I received my notification that I have been selected for the position of Client Care Surveyor, what my job classification and salary are, and when I am to report for work. I feel like an 18-year-old who just got a new car and a scholarship to Harvard. I can't wait to get started!
    Awesome!! I can't wait to hear your surveyor stories!!
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    i couldn't be happier for you!! i can tell by your post that you have class, poise and professionalism!! i wish you well! i have no doubt you will be an asset in your new position!!
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    Congratulations! And good luck on your new journey.
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    Congratulations! I've known many surveyors . . . they are nice folks!
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