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ShadowNurse has 7 years experience and specializes in Pediatrics.

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  1. Fired Because of Lateral Violence

    I accepted a position about 6 weeks ago with a third-party healthcare staffing agency. Since it's during the school year, they assigned me to school nursing and I chose to be in the float pool. Sometimes I was temporary nurse for an entire school, so...
  2. Mini Rant

    Thank you for the support, those who were supportive. I don't accept excuses in my life, but everyone gets tired from time to time.
  3. New private duty LPN feeling incompetent

    Private duty is crazy stressful as a new grad; it's what I did right out of the gate. Speak to your supervisor and let them know that you really do not feel comfortable giving such care unsupervised just yet. You are not worthless at all. It takes ti...
  4. Mini Rant

    My reasoning was that I had to work. I have no parents and no one could support me while I spent 4 years not earning enough to live on my own.
  5. Mini Rant

    So, I have 4 years of pediatric experience in home care. I'd like to expand my skillset on a pediatric hospital floor. Not even a specialty floor, just a regular pediatric floor. Trouble is, 3 years of my experience was as an LPN, so on all of these ...
  6. Ridiculous medical mistakes on TV

    Just watched a movie called Black Mass. Great movie, but I was jolted by a crazy error. The main character's 6-year-old son develops Reye Syndrome and is supposedly brain dead and on "life support"...which consists of nothing but the boy lying motion...
  7. What might be going on?

    Giving you just thirty days' notice to address what they claim are large and systemic problems (and clearly "or else") is a huge red flag too. My last job was full of BS, but even they were willing to work with me through my whole 3-month orientation...
  8. Ask Me If I'm Safe At Home

    Thank you so much for this. I grew up with the handsome, charming father who was a monster in private. And the mother who was an RN, and a SANE to boot. Nothing could possibly be going on in our house. They were wrong. Thank you again for your resili...
  9. And The Reason Nurses Don't Get Fired

    Oh, and the nurse who repeatedly dosed twin toddlers with tracheostomies with PRN Tylenol despite there being no indication for it and no other intervention on night shift. That was her response to anything and everything. Zero nursing judgment whats...
  10. And The Reason Nurses Don't Get Fired

    Nurse not fired despite more than 15 separate naroctic discrepancies on her shifts. Only action was (temporary) removal of narcotic privileges.
  11. Expelled from RN program, looking for options

    I would not call getting an LPN a "waste of time and money" as that is the route I took to my RN and it worked for me. But I do see a lot of about-to-fail RN students thinking that they should "downgrade" to the "easier" LPN program. Which is a misco...
  12. How would Medicare for all affect nursing?

    The fact that we are a better option than (for example) Venezuela, whose economy has utterly collapsed and people are starving to death, is not a reason to say we care for our citizens well. And by the way, we de-stabilized Venezuela's regime in the ...
  13. Lost Integrity: When Nursing Students Cheat

    The closest we ever came in my program was my clinical instructor allowing us to complete our drug cards collaboratively, dividing the assignment into 4 equal parts on a Google+ document and setting a due date for it all to be done. It really was a, ...
  14. Lost Integrity: When Nursing Students Cheat

    That was one of the perks of being not a particularly popular nursing student for me--no temptation to collaboratively cheat. I had one friend to ask about due dates and clarify questions, and that was it. Group cheating among the other cliques was, ...
  15. How would Medicare for all affect nursing?

    I think this would be an overall good thing for nurses. Or at the very least, after an adjustment period we would feel little difference. Seriously folks, all other first world countries have some measure of universal healthcare system and their citi...