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Hoosier_RN MSN

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Hoosier_RN has 28 years experience as a MSN and specializes in dialysis.

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  1. 90 hours in 2 weeks is 45 hours per week if I'm reading this right which really isn't bad, or is it 90 hours per week for 2 weeks? That's awful, but some of us have had worse in other specialties at any given time, there's never any guarantees in any setting. If you hate it so bad, look for another job, then leave. There's no sense in hating your job, which starts messing with your health. Just make sure you have another job lined up, and don't burn any bridges when you go. Good luck on the job hunt
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    Desperate New Grad NYC/LI

    Truthfully, most hiring managers don't give a rats butt about your GPA. Mention if you wish, but most will skim right by it
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    Nursing License

    https://www.in.gov/pla/professions/indiana-state-board-of-nursing/ Start here ETA: search "licensure by endorsement"
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    Manager wants us back in office...

    Ours are finally doing visits in person (1 never stopped, never did remote-said he needed the face to face to determine his patients real needs!), but many days I missed lunch. I was clinic manager during the worst of it. I felt floor staff shouldn't have to deal with the interruption of that. But current clinic where I'm floor staff had floor staff do it. Nightmare
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    Starting dialysis charge nursing, already feel like I'm drowning

    Chairside and eCube (cerner) aren't perfect for sure, but the 3 charting systems sounds crazy to me!
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    The good ,the bad and....tell me

    It's a huge learning curve from other types of nursing. Also, look at your market. I'm in a few FB dialysis groups for dialysis nurses, and they say it's hard to get into in FL, and there's low turnover. That being said, get your name out there, make some contacts that can help you if this is true in your area.
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    Starting dialysis charge nursing, already feel like I'm drowning

    This is a recipe for disaster, for you and patients. Talk to FA immediately
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    Desperate New Grad NYC/LI

    That doesn't mean you're black balled. Black balled means that they actively set out to not hire you for a specific reason. Your location is very hard to get hired, if other posts are any indication. Are you able to relocate?
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    Desperate New Grad NYC/LI

    Why? Do you have ANY prior connection to that facility group? Please provide insight so that we can help
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    Worried after first day... moral dillema?

    I don't know how many times in my career that I've had a patient tell me "nurse x didn't do that (pick an assessment)". To this day, I still tell them that if nurse x signs off on said assessment and didn't do it, it will bite nurse x on the butt! Hoosier, on the other hand, does exactly what she signs off on, even if it means up and running all shift. To me, it's not worth the effort to lie about what I do
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    Manager wants us back in office...

    It's the "I'm being bullied" syndrome. You say something that goes against what the person wants to hear, and you're being mean. None of the responses were, and I don't think OP was either. I empathize with OP. If I could get the dialysis treatment charting, med passes, and other incidentals done from the comfort of my home, at my own computer/desk, etc, I would in a heartbeat. I wouldn't be happy to go back, either. At the end of the day, the entity that pays your check, determines your work location, as long as it's not illegal
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    Florence In My Time

    Then the CEO and CFO told Florence "sorry, budget" and all of the other BS that nurses at every level hear everyday. I know I sound like a negative Nancy, but I'm trying to be realistic Rita I do like the idea of liquid diet for covid patients, but with short staffing, who's going to transport and serve? Flo as our CNO sounds great, but d/t corporate greed that exists at the C"x"O levels, wouldn't happen. She'd be walked out, legs cut out from under her. Or resign due to the stress of fighting the good fight. Or worse, buy into the greed and become one of them. I don't think I'll ever see it in my working years, but there's always hope
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    Inpatient Nurses Answered the Call

    I think Florence would have been greatly disheartened in the pandemic. In this day and age, statistics and evidence didn't make a whole lot of difference. Mixed messages and conflicting data coming from so many different 'experts' made it impossible to know exactly what was correct. Add in greed of those in the upper echelons, and I still believe some of the nonsense would have happened, like lack/shortages of PPE. Sadly, Florence wouldn't have stood a chance. Also, in Florence's day, nurses were unmarried, no other obligations, and dedicated their time to the patients without much in the way of breaks, time off, or compensation. Nurses wore many hats as well, like housekeeping, cooking and serving, all of which she felt was in the nurses scope of duties.
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    What’s a Crusty Old Bat?

    I miss the old community, always a good topic or 2 or 3 trending, and posters could agree to disagree. There are good topics still, but not like days past
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    Leaving dialysis?

    It's sad when you go to make positive changes you were hired to do, but those that hired you to make those changes, don't allow the changes to be made 🙄
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    Leaving dialysis?

    I agree with kbrn2002. If you actually have authority and ability to make lasting changes, I'd try to stick it out. If you're going to be hindered at every turn, I'd go back to the clinic. Honestly though, every workplace has issues. I think I'd try to stick it out a little longer and see if you can help change the atmosphere. Let us know what you decide @Eileen Meyers