Dagwood 478 Views
Joined: Feb 7, '04;
Posts: 3 (0% Liked)
Helloooo?? Since when is doing what you are paid to do--and doing it the way it should have been being done in the first place--something to complain about?
So sad--I wonder how patients would feel, or families of those patients would feel, knowing that they will be the recipient of "minimal standard of care?"
When I was working LTC as an agency CNA before nursing school (often 16 hr shifts because other staff CNA's "called in sick" all too often) I had some of those very thoughts, and I wasn't even the RN yet. I truely love the elderly also, my very best friends are mostly 40 plus years older than I am. When I had those days I always reminded myself that all the effort and the long nights of achy legs and never ending crap jobs would pay off. My reward always came when I needed it most, and it was usually from the person you least expect--your most demanding resident. That "Thank you for being gentle and kind." or the "I need a hug, how 'bout you?" would erase a weeks worth of Ibuprphen and bucket full of doubt about why I wanted to be a nurse. So remember to take a deep breath, keep asking for help, and take the hugs when they are offered. Keep caring and sharing!!
I am a ADN student completing my last semester, and while I am extremely excited to be nearing graduation, I am starting to second guess myself. I am looking for any words of wisdom for preparing for NCLEX. I already have a job on medical floor as a graduate nurse in May, so the pressure is on to pass "boards". Thanks for all of your help in advance.
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