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Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in Foot care

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  • Jun 8

    I am still amazed at the stories I read/things I hear & see when it comes to nursing. Nursing has to be one of the most unprofessional professions going. I've been around: waitress, file clerk, laundry worker, military service, bench technician, hotel room cleaner, direct care worker for MR and brain damaged adults, various high tech jobs in the 80's & 90's, ending up as a salaried professional earning good money in a job that provided no personal satisfaction.

    I gave my two weeks notice at my first nursing job after working 2 weeks. I thought I couldn't stand it, many (here and in my real life) encouraged me to give notice and I guess I'm glad I did. It was a dangerous place to work and dangerous for those receiving care. I reported the company to the Department of Public Health and Department of Industrial Accidents, both of which investigated and found many, many things not right. It took one year and a Worker's Comp lawyer to get the company to pay for the expenses incurred after a (thankfully low risk) needlestick. I do put this job on my resume and other applications but I'm not sure I'll keep it there; despite my being in the right, I suspect that telling a prospective employer that you left a job because it was unsafe is a negative.

    My impression of nursing is that there is no real team work, no real respect for the nurse on the job. Communication comes from the top down, you're expected to do what you're told; opinions are not sought or valued, nor are concerns addressed. At my current job, so far, communication has been mostly one-way. The employer is in another state and I do the job independently with long distance support via telephone, email or the company website; it works remarkably well. However, I have feedback to give, I'd like to be able to give it in writing, and there appears to be no way to do this; at least I have asked and received no answer; I'm beginning to suspect that no answer is the answer.

  • Nov 25 '17

    It would be nice if we could have an intelligent and professional discussion about this topic without a whole lot of judgement going on. I tried to find an appropriate topic before stating a new one but many (most? all?) of them have been closed.

    Right up front I'd like to say that federal law and state law clash on the use of marijuana in a medical contex, so there's no need for anyone to state that again. Also, the action of any state's Board of Nursing is unknown, and should be researched by those who have questions. (So, call them and ask! And let us know what you've been told.) If you know of documented cases of license suspension or revocation, provide links to verifiable information, but please, no scary stories without facts.

    I started by Googling the question "What is the role of the nurse in a marijuana dispensary?" My state is one of the ones that recently approved medical marijuana use and will soon be accepting applications for dispensaries. It's an occupational setting I would consider, so I am interested in hearing from nurses who work in dispensaries or clinics.

    I'd also like to point out the existence of the American Cannabis Nurses Association: cannabisnurse.org/

    FWiW.

  • Nov 1 '17

    It would be nice if we could have an intelligent and professional discussion about this topic without a whole lot of judgement going on. I tried to find an appropriate topic before stating a new one but many (most? all?) of them have been closed.

    Right up front I'd like to say that federal law and state law clash on the use of marijuana in a medical contex, so there's no need for anyone to state that again. Also, the action of any state's Board of Nursing is unknown, and should be researched by those who have questions. (So, call them and ask! And let us know what you've been told.) If you know of documented cases of license suspension or revocation, provide links to verifiable information, but please, no scary stories without facts.

    I started by Googling the question "What is the role of the nurse in a marijuana dispensary?" My state is one of the ones that recently approved medical marijuana use and will soon be accepting applications for dispensaries. It's an occupational setting I would consider, so I am interested in hearing from nurses who work in dispensaries or clinics.

    I'd also like to point out the existence of the American Cannabis Nurses Association: cannabisnurse.org/

    FWiW.



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