Hi everyone. It has been awhile since I posted. I have been very busy with my new job. I am really loving it. This is my first nursing job and it is amazing. The nurses I am working with are some of the most thoughful, caring and most of all fun people I have ever met. Well I better run and get some dinner before it is time for breakfast.
"Registered technical Nurse (ADN). " No, sorry their is nothing in that name that I like. I worked for three years to get my ADN. I will not allow my hard work to be simplified in that way. The only thing that separates my education from a BSN is one year of classes. Sorry but some business classes and a course in community nursing if not enough to change my professional status to that of a technician. I am all for compensating a person with a 4 year degree for the extra education however I would not support minimizing the effort and time I put in to get my Associates degree in such a way. That is why I intend to join the ANA. In this way my voice can be heard. Sorry to blow a little but that just got me going a little.
I personally believe that it is wrong to subject anyone to second hand smoke. If the roommate can't speak for himself them the nurse should do it for him/her. If there is a no smoking policy then it is a no smoking policy. I do feel for the person laid up in bed but his desires don't overshadow other needs for clean air.
It is an awesome feeling when you look at your license for the first, second, third...aw heck; it still is awesome and I am not sure how many times I have looked at it :chuckle. Enjoy and have a wonderful future!