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    How to Submit my Two Week Notice???

    Don't burn bridges. The world of nursing is not very big. You might bump into your DON or a former co-worker in another facility. There's no use to air your grievances and grudges when you exit. Just talk to her directly and tell her that you are quitting and giving her your two-weeks' notice because you have found employment elsewhere and although you learned a lot from working there, it's time to learn more and move on. You don't need to reveal where you are going. Just politely say so. Then, you can e-mail her that same day so that you have evidence that you gave appropriate notice. Call and e-mail your scheduler too.
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    Feeling bad, like I "ratted out" a nurse

    Ginger80, I know you are feeling guilty. However, I believe that you had honest intentions and I don't see the malice in what you did. I know you were concerned. It is okay that you told the supervisor. If the other nurse has a prescription and is fully functional and it doesn't interefere with her job and responsibilities as an RN, then she should be fine. However, if she is impaired and it affects patient care, then she should be liable and accountable for her actions. Now, that is for your supervisor to determine that. If she asks you or confronts you, tell her that you are just concerned about her.
  4. Put down the name of the house supervisor then (write his name down then write his title so it's clear that he is the house supervisor).If you know your former boss could bad-mouth you and cost you a job, why risk it? How will it be beneficial to you to include his/her name? Unless you don't want to be considered for that new position!
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    Overnight Care for children?

    This would also benefit single parents who work the overnight shift-----especially if they don't have family or friends that's nearby that they can rely on.
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    can they say I was terminated?

    The former employer may convey a negative message without being straight-forward to the new employer. However, I came across an article that said that some people choose to hire a third party-----an agency actually that "pretends" to be interested in hiring you and then they call the previous emplyer and asks about you. If they say more than what is allowed by law or if they destroy your reputation by creating lies, then that could be used as an evidence for a lawsuit. So if you are a professional HR person, why risk doing that? But of course I do understand that some people can be that evil-----which is sad.
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    Nurse chatting/dating patient

    Please don’t do it springgarden. You know it’s wrong that’s why you are doubting right? Find someone else. Not a patient under your care who is on some form of drugs and someone vulnerable and couldn’t determine what is right from wrong. You don’t want to be fired and reported to the BON. You don’t want to be financially drained and legally challenged. I don’t think it’s worth it. If you are a thrill-seeker or want some adventure, why not try sky-diving or bungee jumping if you will instead?
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    Is there a nursing shortage or not?

    Try California and see if there is a shortage. If the employer thinks that 6 nurses can cover the whole floor instead of 10, then there is no shortage. Sadly, 6 nurses would be enough in their eyes-----no need to hire two more.
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    Is there a nursing shortage or not?

    There is no nursing shortage in my opinion. Because of the economy, many facilities have stopped hiring nurses (not just nurses actually…..but employees in general). As a result, the nurses who are employed have to cover or fill in whatever shift or position that is unfilled. While you may be “understaffed” or “short”, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your facility is hiring.
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    is it wrong to sit on a patients bed?

    Is it wrong to sit on a patient's bed? I think yes in this context..... First, you don't know what illnesses/diseases you might catch from doing so. Second, since you're wearing your hospital scrubs/outfit and have been dealing with other patient's too, you might be a carrier of some bacteria/disease-----thus, you shouldn't sit on a patient's bed. Please be considerate. Third, it doesn't look very professional-----might even be considered an invasion of someone's personal space.
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    Is it ok to wait a couple days before you accept job offer?

    I don't expect someone to accept the job offer right away or on the spot. I think 24 hours is good enough to decide whether or not you want it/will accept it. But 4 days? If I were the HR personnel, I'd sure be thinking that you are not that interested in the job, and that the candidate is "shopping around for a better offer"-----and it's really obvious. If you could "shop around" in those 4 days, why can't the employer do the same?
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    To strike or not to strike?

    I will do as I wish and not because somebody else told me to do so! If you were truly concerned about patient care and your patients, why would you encourage every nurse in the hospital to walk out and go on strike? What if there was nobody to cover? Didn't you realize what could happen to them? If you wanted more money, why not build up your own corporation? That way other corporations cannot abuse and mistreat you. If you don't like your working condition but you're genuinely concerned for other staff members and the patients, why don't you quit your current job because you abhor it, then after leaving that job fight for your patients still and be a TRUE ADVOCATE?
  13. 1.Dress in a business attire/business suit. 2.Don’t ask about money and salary the first time you meet your interviewer. At one point, I became an interviewer. If somebody asked me right away about money the first time I meet her, and she is not even hired yet, it’s a big turn off for me! Sure everybody needs to earn a living, but please don’t just focus on that, you’ll find out eventually. 3.You can find out from the interviewer about their orientation program. If it appears too short for you, you can discuss/ with request an extension from you manager after you have been hired. 4.Make sure you have an intelligent question to ask when she asks you if you have any questions to ask her. 5.Unless she gave you an offer on the spot, consider that you are trying to impress the interviewer at that point. She didn’t hire you yet so don’t like an employee asking for benefits, overtime, when you can take time off, and stuff like that.
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    To strike or not to strike?

    I am not discounting the possibilities. Just being realistic! You may be able to change one thing but you cannot change everything-----and you can’t expect that everything will work your way all the time. If you are going to fight for something, make sure you believe in it 101% and that you are not adamant about it. Otherwise, you’ll have to stop and reassess things. You have to stand up for what you believe in and not because somebody else told you to do so. But in so doing, you also have to face the consequences of your actions. And that is reality.
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    To strike or not to strike?

    If you are unhappy with your employer, go find another job! You cannot change the world. Things in this world will not bend according to your whim. If you are truly concerned about the patients' safety, write your BON about it or write your congressman. In this economy, it's hard to get a job. Employers can easily terminate you and come up with another reason of course why they are doing that. Will your co-workers feed you and let you into their homes if you lose your job and don't have any money?