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  1. Jedrnurse

    Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

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    Has 28 years experience. Specializes in school nurse.


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    JKL33

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  3. NRSKarenRN

    NRSKarenRN, BSN, RN

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    Has 43 years experience. Specializes in Vents, Telemetry, Home Care, Home infusion.


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  4. amoLucia

    amoLucia

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    Specializes in LTC.


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  1. 14 points
    Two quick impressions: Once your feelings have settled a little bit, reflect on why you were let go and see if you can gain any insight/learn anything from the experience. Don't jump into another job super quickly just because it's a job. The idea of an 8 week program in "any specialty" without pay sounds really shady...
  2. 9 points
    Nope. No dating. Especially not if exchanging numbers while in hospital. Now if you meet them socially somewhere else by coincidence and things take off... you might have met them anyway and no big deal. I live in a semi-small city, that does happen. But you can make friends. While one pt & I were talking, needing to distract him from the nasty things I was doing with his knee, about why I had just moved to our city, he mentioned he taught the singles Sunday school class at his church & invited me to try it out (just as part of our conversation). I did, and he & wife were very nice; eventually joined that church, got married there (much later, LOL), and we were all friends. His wife was a great comfort to me the day after I lost my husband.
  3. 9 points
    Oh honey, I have a solid 20 years left. IDK about the others. I’ve never polled a non-representative anonymous and unverified sample on the internet for an EBP project before. Much more effective to do a CINAHL search and look for meta-analyses and poll unit nurses on their practices to address their specific practice/unit specific challenges when doing process improvement. Online is helpful for gut checks or direction if you don’t know where to start but CAUTI prevention is something there’s going to be a huge body of research on.
  4. 7 points
    Why do they need to get tested? ^ This.
  5. 7 points
    I would consider waiting, especially if you're already giving a four week notice. Where did the worry about delays come from? Is that strictly from your own mind, or have you seen worrying signs from the facility?
  6. 7 points
    Yes, I find that insulting people that I ask for help generally works well. No, actually you posted your "project," consisting of four questions, without any attempt to answer it. Then, when you didn’t get the answers you were seeking you responded in a sparky, hostile manner. Nope, not anytime soon. I am more than willing to work with and help any of my coworkers; as long as they are willing to learn. When I encounter the attitude you’ve shown here, I generally wash my hands and move on. It's been my experience that arrogance and sweetness, like all personality characteristics, are equally distributed, regardless of age or experience. Yes, Reddit is such a reliable source. Best wishes.
  7. 6 points
    Hello! I've recently posted about the difficulties of finding employment in NYC. I see multiple commenters mention that being hired is virtually impossible as a new grad. I am not a new grad; however, I find it be ridiculous that new grads are looked down upon. I am still at a loss as to how employers expect for new nurses to have experience without hiring them. I feel the policies and thought process behind this should be questioned. The new grads I work with are usually more invested in the work. Very detailed oriented. They're always eager to go above and beyond and usually error on the side of caution. The "experienced" ones may be nonchalant about situations that require investigation, they usually don't take the extra step, they're stuck in their ways, etc. I've noticed that they're so used to a routine that they bypass steps sometimes and that one off time may be the time they make an error. I've witnessed the after effects! I think this whole no new grads thing is another way of corporations attempting to save money by decreasing the amount of orientation time, classes, and certifications. This is getting out of hand in my opinion. There will forever be a shortage in nursing as long as these politics of health care aren't challenged.😤
  8. 6 points
    Most ASN grads also need extensive orientation and are not hitting the ground running.
  9. 6 points
    I've learned to bat off stupid personal questions with false responses. "Do you have any kids?" gets the response "No I'm sterile". That usually shuts people up. Been an RN since 1986 and had all that male nurse garbage in the beginning. I can't speak for the US but I think in Europe it's been significantly better since the 90s. I went through all the "they're all gay" (I am gay, not all of my male colleagues are, and I actually take issue with any straight guy who thinks being thought gay is an insult). "They're all frustrated doctors" - insulting. I've never wanted to be a doctor. "They're lazy" - I'm not, and most of my male colleagues haven't been either. "They can help with the heavy lifting" - the worst. I am not strong and have a weakend right arm following a bicycle accident. I will help lift if I'm asked because I'm the nearset colleague, but I have refused help to people who have specifically said something like "ooh a strong man!" To answer the initial question, no, there is no stigma about being a male in nursing. I'm proud of my chosen profession. We guys are a minority, so we're going to face issues the girls don't face. Not fair, but it's getting better and I think it helps to act nonchalantly and just do your job. Women in largely male environents face far greater hassles.
  10. 5 points
    It sounds like you had a harder time getting off of orientation than your peers, and you're in an environment with good coworkers/teamwork. If that is the case, you might already be where you need to be. Just something to keep in mind.
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