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i kinda have a differnce of opinion, i work in ltc, and the morning shift is very tiring! you never get to sit, no exaggeration, i've also worked nights and where i work you do basically nothing at night besides paperwork! plus some running around but only about 2 hours worth the other 6 hours of my shift i'm just doing paperwork, sitting at the nurses station! where i work there is a definite difference between the morning and night shifts, i hate it when the night nurses where i work complain if they get alittle extra work to do!
Hey everyone. I"m working 3rd shift tonight to help out staffing. I've never done it before. Wish me luck.... My boyfriend and I stayed up all night last night fishing in a tournament so I slept from 9-3 today... I couldn't sleep anymore so hopefully I won't be too exhausted...
Any tips on staying awake... Right now my plan is caffeine...
Money, money, money. If a hospital wants to retain high qulity staff then they have to pay for them. I recently got a job as a new grad. I will get paid $55 an hour. My friend who has been working a similar job in another ED for the past 10 years is getting $1 more an hour than I am.
I don't think she's going to be staying there much longer. She'll probably get close to $70 for her experience where I work.
I am not yet an RN (hopefully in a month or two). I work in the ICU as a tech, and have for close to a year. It seems that the OR doesn't let anyone die. When someone is headed south the quickly send them to the ICU so we can code them and deal with the aftermath.
I really hate this. Maybe because it is a teaching hospital and residents to quite a few procedures and don't want to take the blame? I know patients sign consents about all the possible risks and such, but I feel that I have seen way too much of botched procedures.
Am I just jaded because of the area I work in and don't see the "good surgical procedures"? I was petrified when my dad told me of his colonoscopy (which did go fine thankfully) because of my experience with several patients that was perferated and went septic in the same procedure.
In some ways I feel like I have lost a bit of faith in surgery/other procedures.
Am I alone in this feeling?
I am curious what your hosptial does as far as isolation in the following instances:
positive for CDiff
MRSA in urine
MRSA in a covered wound
MRSA in sputum
My facility supposodly has policies saying all these pts are on isolation. Just curious what everyone else does
You truly are a remarkable person! You will make a wonderful, caring, compassionate nurse, and all your patients will be blessed to have you as their nurse.
Good luck to you, and God bless!:heartbeat
At some point with the shortage, short staff, low pay etc...burnout comes upon you like a thief in the night...I love nursing but lately its becoming more and more stressful what do you all do to alleviate nursing burnout?
thanks for the replies
but I don't get it...what paperwork does an RN do? I mean there's no way an RN could assess, educate, intervene, etc. and chart on 60 patients, so what paperwork are they responsible for?
Calling the docs, taking care of the labs, new orders, maybe the careplans or assessments?
This is a doable ratio. Do they have an RNAC, ADON , resorative or wound nurse? I'm just wondering...some of those duties could be put on the RN.
Take the job and give it a try.
I'm a RN. I work in an office that is associated with Children's hospital. This office only hires RNs. We do phone education stuff a lot, so they like the RN to be there. I've only worked there a week, so my pay is BASE pay. It is about a dollar less than what I made at the hospital. The work is so much better. I stay very busy, but the atmosphere is great. It is also nice that everyone helps each other. If I can help anymore, let me know.
I'm not sure what kind of doctor's office you'll be working at or where you are at. BUT I work at a peds office, which is awesome. I make $18.75 an hour with great benefits. I would ask about orientation. My entire orientation lasted 5 hours. with one full day of classroom stuff. Godd luck with everything.
I am a supervisor in a LTC facility. I am an RN that was working 3rd shift for a while. I had to switch to weekend days and PRN, because night shift had so many call outs, and I was responsible for all 179 residents, and would have to work the med cart for up to 70 residents, plus being house supervisor. Not to mention that we work a skeleton crew on nights! There is no way to possibly do that safely. I was always afraid that I was going to lose my license. No amount of money is worth losing that hard earned license! Your LTC ratio sounds wonderful compared with what my facility offers. But, word of caution: If it sounds too good to be true, most likely it is.
Good luck to you. If you take the job, I hope it is your "dream job.":heartbeat
Don't forget grandma and her twin sister-"I need a pain pill honey, and while your at it, get her one too, so she won't keep me awake."
I am just giving up a M-F 3rd shift job. I only had one day off, really, because Saturday was my "sleep" day. So, it wasn't worth it, but this type job should be easy to hire into. Who the heck would want it?!heartbeat:heartbeat
You'll do just fine on the NCLEX. A little being nervous is good too! Like some others have said, eat a good, light meal about an hour before you take the test. I believe in caffeine before an exam, but some don't tolerate it as well as others.
I really knew my meds and lab values. There are probably going to be a lot of priority questions, too. Also, like others have said, don't overstudy. You know your material. Don't let nerves get in the way. I really recommend going by yourself. Leave plenty early, so you won't be rushing to make it there on time. Take lots of slow, deep breaths, and take plenty of time answering your questions.
Take a light sweater or jacket. You want to be comfortable. Yeah, right! Go to bed early the night before the exam-if you can sleep at all!!
Good luck to you, future nurse. I know you can do it!heartbeat:heartbeat
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