Nurses, what is on your Santa wishlist? - page 2

Nurses, what do you want for christmas this year? Do you have a nursing wish this year? Happy Holidays!... Read More

  1. by   whichone'spink
    I wish for the gift of confidence and competence as a new ER nurse. I have grown a lot but I have a ways to go. I have barely 5 more weeks of orientation so the pressure to shape up is high.If that's not feasible, then I wish for the entire Beatles catalog, in CD and vinyl. I don't have a vinyl player, but I'll get one.
  2. by   BostonTerrierLoverRN
    ...also, I could really use a leathered out, wood-grained out, V12 Jaguar- Red. If you want to throw in a Scandinavian 21 year old model- I would sure be grateful!!

    Tag would like a new stuffed animal that will last more than one good tug-o-war.

    P.S. cookies and milk in the foyer.

    Love Boston
  3. by   LovedRN
    A job.
  4. by   Aongroup1990
    I love being a nurse so if they tire me who cares really. I mean we should be grateful for jobs because some people dont have the knowledge or skills to obtain one.
  5. by   babeenurse13
    A JOB ! Ive been looking for 6 months.....and if i dont get one soon, it'll just be like the last 24 yrs I worked at my last job were meaningless. Unemployment ends in 3 weeks, so I might be out on the streets sad to think that someone with all my years/experience cant find a job these days. I wish all the new grads tons of luck....maybe yours will be better than mine. Merry Christmas ! Oh, and I wish for a calm and peaceful and uneventful ( except for a job offer! ) rest of 2012. :
  6. by   tokmom
    Peace for the families in CT
    Health for my husband
    A BSN for myself.
  7. by   Aviationurse
    A job...just lost my per diem agency job for occupational health.....the company went bankrupt x 1 year and they just throw us contract nurses in the garbage can....Three weeks of no work now and fighting depression.....Im an old nurse with x19 years of RN experience....ive applied a non nursing job to work in the casino to keep me afloat....ive also been applying for nursing positions but no call...I absolutely love Christmas and not celebrating it this year...
  8. by   ChristineJam
    I wish that we can be respected as nurses...if just for Christmas. My patient load is one issue in itself (18 to 1 nurse), but the disrespect we are given as nurses is over the top. Most of our nurse managers are just horrible, i hope that I have that one good one that looks toward the interest of the patients AND the nurses.This will make for a decent Christmas 'work night'
  9. by   susanfromthetropics
    Hello, I just finished my 3rd semester and have been accepted into the nursing program at our local college. Unfortunately, my FAFSA grant and my scholarship will not cover my expenses. I need to take 19 units and cannot find a job that can work around this schedule. I live in Micronesia (the Northern Mariana Islands) and our local college (Northern Marianas College) does not accept student loans and I do not qualify to get a loan on my own. I'm trying to find a scholarship or grant that can help me get through school. I only need about $3,000 to get through this semester and then I only hve 6 classes left to graduate. I've been having financial difficulties for some time and have actually been really struggling to get through school (took my first year in 2003 but couldn't afford to go back until this last Fall). Anyway, it's a long story, and I'm now 51 years old and will do whatever I can to try to graduate. Does anyone have any suggestions? Any help would be greatly appreciated. I think I have what it takes to make a great nurse! Very sincerely, Susan Marchitti
  10. by   Riseupandnurse
    I wish for a job or help with school for everyone who replies to this thread with these needs. My heart goes out to you. For those in practice, I wish that managers could work December 26 in the staff's shoes and then rethink some of the policies. And just to go right over the top: Would it REALLY be that hard for the cafeteria to serve turkey and dressing for those who have to work Christmas instead of the usual hamburgers? (And 15 minutes to eat in peace would be the star on the Christmas tree.)