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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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RNNPICU has 13 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in PICU.

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Davey Do:

I wouldn't try to overanalyze why you were nominated or why you won the award. Anyone can nominate someone for the Daisy - for all you know it could very well be a family or staff that nominated you. Typically there is then selection criteria. 

Although cynicism can often get the best of us, try not to interpret it as something administration is trying to use to leverage some compliance or sweeping under the rug any problems. Although I understand why you would be having a sideways and eyes in the back of your head glance and heightened awareness, it will be nice to be recognized bt someone for your work.

Usually at the Daisy awards, they will read the nomination so you may well remember the specific day, event etc. Hopefully it is from a family or patient, heck even a co-worker is a bug deal.

I do wonder why they did not try and work with your schedule more, especially night-shifter. Unless administration wanted to be there for your award.

I do remember your post from last year, errors often remind us that we are human. We always try our best, but no matter how fail-safe checklists, systems, etc may  be, it does come down to a human running them, and that is when mistakes can be made. This is not to minimize mistakes, more of an example of how errors can happen

Congratulations again! Well-deserving.

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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Thank you for your lovely post and congratulations, RNNPICU!

Perhaps my cynicism is merely a defense mechanism to prevent me from letting my guard down.  Maybe my pessimistic reaction is a method in an endeavor to not get puffed over this.

I shall try to accept the recognition in the light that it is intended.

Thanks, RNNPICU!

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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8 hours ago, beekee said:

Congrats Davey. Well deserved.

I’m pretty sure that administration knows an award isn’t going to shut you up. 😂

But they can hope.

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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TriciaJ: Heh heh heh heh!

I don't know if anybody else experienced it, but I couldn't log into allnurses due to some kind of security thing. So, I spent time on my Comic Website and submitted this comic titled "Awards Ceremony":

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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The only reason to have actually gone to the ceremony is if the food was going to be extraordinary.  If you had really gone for the Costco muffins and the underwhelming speech from a suit who couldn't normally pick you out of a lineup, you'd have been kicking yourself for not staying in bed where you belonged.

And besides, even though you and your coworkers (and all of us) know that you are an exemplary nurse, and legitimately earned that award, you still know there is an ulterior motive.  You just haven't found out what it is, yet.

So bask in the award you earned.  Call some of your besties and treat yourselves to a really nice dinner.  When the other shoe drops you'll be glad you didn't choke down Costco muffins and play along with their charade.

And congratulations!  And hoping my cynicism is misplaced for once.

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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1 hour ago, TriciaJ said:

.. and the underwhelming speech from a suit who couldn't normally pick you out of a lineup....

 you still know there is an ulterior motive.  You just haven't found out what it is, yet.

.... And hoping my cynicism is misplaced for once.

Reminds me of a time I was Charge (and had been for about 4yrs), the Director of Nursing walked by the Charge desk (where only the Charge sat) and said some nicety like how are you, and then asked "do I know you?" Ugh!!

I hate to agree with your last statement but I highly doubt your cynicism is misplaced!

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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50 minutes ago, Daisy4RN said:

Reminds me of a time I was Charge (and had been for about 4yrs), the Director of Nursing walked by the Charge desk (where only the Charge sat) and said some nicety like how are you, and then asked "do I know you?" Ugh!!

I hate to agree with your last statement but I highly doubt your cynicism is misplaced!

"Do I know you?" 

"I don't know.  You seem familiar.  Who are you here to visit?"

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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Wait!  I've got more:

"Do I know you?"  "Um, not sure.  Do we still need to pay you for the pizza?  You left it in the break room, right?"

"Do I know you?"  "Oh, probably.  Sorry for the mess in 63.  The bucket water should be clean and make sure you gown up."

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AnnieNP has 20 years experience as a MSN, NP and specializes in Adult Primary Care.

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Congratultions, and thank you for always making me smile!!!!

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Daisy4RN has 20 years experience and specializes in Travel, Home Health, Med-Surg.

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12 minutes ago, TriciaJ said:

Wait!  I've got more:

"Do I know you?"  "Um, not sure.  Do we still need to pay you for the pizza?  You left it in the break room, right?"

"Do I know you?"  "Oh, probably.  Sorry for the mess in 63.  The bucket water should be clean and make sure you gown up."

"Do I know you?"  Um, you dont look familiar at all, I better call security.

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Davey Do has 41 years experience and specializes in Psych, CD, HH, Admin, LTC, OR, ER, Med Surge.

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I wanted to end this thread on a positive note and share with you (a slightly edited version) of the award and the little ceremony RoofElmo had in the NS at shift change with the off-going & oncoming staff, and students.

It was nice. No big hullabaloo.

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After thinking bout it for a while, had I gone to the ceremony and left my cyanism at home, I would had given an acceptance speech about being a strong link in  a chain. Quality patient care was provided because the involved team members- myself, the other RN, and the NP- acted prudently in that situation.

Thank you, my allnurses friends for your feedback and support!

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