joyful2 358 Views
Joined: Oct 14, '05;
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I work on call as a hospice nurse. If every nurse got fired for sleeping on the job there would be no nurses. In some nursing homes the entire staff is sleeping when I walk in for a death visit.
I worked in a hospital in NJ were the entire RN staff slept in geri chairs for 2-3 hours. All of the nurses worked two jobs. It was wrong, but the supervisor allowed it because she couldn't get nurses to work nights.
Maybe the question should be what pay and benefits do we need to hire qualified nurses that won't sleep on the job. This nurse sounds like she sat down and the dawn hours closed her eyes.
I am 51 years old and it is harder and harder to be a nurse with high patient care standards in the prevailing conditions and sad to say some nurses I sometimes work with. Sometimes feel like a dinosaur.
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