I thought I was the only nurse in the only hospital in the world that never recognized a nurses hard work. Our morale is the pits! We have new nurses quitting all the time without notice. Our med-surg floors are taking care of 10 patients a piece. We float all the time to cover these units!
Our VP of Nursing was going for magnet status when she finally realized they wouldnt get it because there was very little nurse involvement and extremely low nurse satisfaction rates. There was no nurse involvement because we thought if she tried to get it and failed maybe she would be fired. But, the VP of Nursing gave up and told the CEO it was because we didnt do enough nursing research. Then to really get back at us for not supporting her endeavors she got rid of nurses day. It is now hospital day. She is a very vindictive person. She has gone through at least 40 directors and managers since she obtained her position 5 years ago. Anyone that has a different opinion is asked to step down or is fired.
I work in a very punitive environment. Now we have RED RULES and suspensions. I believe totally in good patient care, but I also believe you you learn from mistakes. Im not talking sentinel events here. Im talking about little things.
I wish there was some way to remove her from her position. I have worked here a long time and I see the hospital falling apart under her supervision. She talks about good patient care and appears to be a great advocate. But I believe the first component for good patient care is adequate staffing and happy nurses.
Anyone have any ideas on how to get a CEO to listen and actually see what the VP of Nursing is doing to our hospital? Anyone that has crossed her path before is no longer employed at our hospital.