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  1. 17 points
    Whoa there, not need to engage in name calling especially since @caliotter3 is a well established member of this forum and gives sound and sensible advice to many. Plus you cannot make a post as devisive as yours was and then pick and choose how people will answer you. It is the nature of public forums that they be uncensored. There are many places where discussions about politics and religion as well as race and gender relations do not belong. Just as you commented that you have to endure pictures of people's children and graduation pics etc. You are not required to endure anything! If you express polite disinterest people will stop subjecting you to them. This is what we mean by keeping one's head down and doing one's job. If you want to advocate for the rights of any group you have to assess your audience first. The fact that you are a travel nurse on temporary assignment means that it doesn't matter what people think of you as you will be gone when your contract ends and the regular staff will remain. You are not going to change how anyone thinks by trying to force them to think the way you do. As my daddy used to say... "You can lead a horse to water and you can shove that horses head in the water but you can't make him drink it and will more likely end up covered in water and horse snot." I admire what you are trying to do just not your methods. When I am trying to convice someone about something I first try to understand where they are coming from then adjust my argument to bring about the results I want. It is no more okay for you to discuss your gender identity in the workplace than it would be for me to discuss mine. BTW not all boomers are are racist or xenophobic - I have seen such thoughts and words come from millennials, Gen X and Gen Z. Hppy
  2. 8 points
    OP - be easy on yourself. All your rationales sound reasonable to me, but then I'm not on the front lines. Nor do I have the extended circle to worry about. But your 'guilties' will prob only serve to depress you more and inhibit your immuno responses. Take solace in that thru all you WERE doing, you were trying to do your best for your pts. That's BIG! You WERE NOT being deliberately stupid or ignorant re C19. Like so many others out there. Thank you for your continued first-line 'essential-ness' for what you do. YOU and all the others are often under-appreciated & under-recognized for your work and the assoc risks.
  3. 7 points
    Allnurses School Nursing forum members recommend 2-5 years hospital nursing experience prior to accepting school nurse position. It is a niche specialty with own rules and regs which vary by federal and state education department regs along with each school district policies. Please spend some time in that forum before you make a decision. Agree, without any hospital/ LTAC, SNF experience you are limiting future career options.
  4. 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?
  5. 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.😤
  6. 6 points
    I think we all agree on the fact that polarizing topics are best left out of social interactions for the very fact it can trigger strong responses from people who don't necessarily conform to our way of thinking. That's the climate in this country right now. I, however, do not agree that gay people should hold back their "coming out" to co-workers until they have established some sort of rapport or friendship. A mere expression of one's "gayness" should not trigger the kind of reaction the OP got, ever, in any type of conversation. That's not a gray area for me.
  7. 6 points
    There are nurses who go directly into school nursing, and do it well. But I think they are few and far between. It sounds like this job would have you overseeing other experienced nurses, which can be a great learning process for you, but I'm not sure it is fair to them. They will be turning to you for practice and policy questions and concerns. Having been a school nurse for 27 years now (and an RN for almost 38) I feel that I have the understanding of this job but I am a firm believer in we don't know what we don't know. I would not recommend this role, and think you should have a few years at least as a nurse, preferably a school nurse, before you take a leadership role.
  8. 5 points
    The majority children who have tested positive for COVID at my school have not had any respiratory symptoms. Most had no symptoms (tested due to exposure), GI symptoms, or headache. Only two have had respiratory symptoms.
  9. 5 points
    It's hard to imagine, but even if the culture of the facility is such that they "thought nothing of it" and tacitly condone this behavior, surely a manager would never say that. I'm thinking if the OP sits down with the manager and asks what should be done, she'll find out what the expectations are. At least in word if not in action.
  10. 5 points
    Most ASN grads also need extensive orientation and are not hitting the ground running.
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