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dinah77 has 8 years experience as a ADN and specializes in Tele, OB, public health.

RN- Experience in TCU, LTC, ambulatory and a busy Tele Unit. Currently working in OB (finally!) The area I have wanted to be in since before nursing school. I am passionate about evidence-based practices MPH degree, 2020

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    Is it wrong to turn down a shift?

    Oh hey! Always happy to see your comments. I’ve begun to feel like I’m one of the few pro labor nurses on here. It’s frightening to me how many of our colleagues have allowed themselves to be duped into loyalty to employers over themselves. also, love the idea of a mercenary attitude towards work. I already have one but I’m stealing that phrase
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    Is it wrong to turn down a shift?

    No, you are not doing anything wrong. I see the “prioritize your job over family” chorus has already commented. Really gross of them.
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    Hospital Terminating RNs for Travel Nursing

    What state do you live in? Some unions are local to the state, and others cover multi-state regions. You may live in an at-will state, but there are federal laws to protect you from being dismissed for attempting to unionize. Whatever specific union is in your area would be able to give you tips. Unfortunately, you cannot just join a union. Your options are to go work at a workplace that is already union or unionize your workplace
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    Hospital Terminating RNs for Travel Nursing

    The keywords here being a union hospital. I'm a broken record right now, but I can't believe that there are still non-union hospitals anywhere. For god's sake nurses, organize!
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    RN new grad going into L&D

    I think you'll be fine as a new grad. However, make sure L&D is where your heart truly lies. I was positive that was where I wanted to end up, but ended up loving postpartum way more. I absolutely loathed charting fetal heart strips etc, but I love being able to have time to really chat with the new moms, teach breastfeeding, help cuddle the babies, teach basics like burping, etc. So just keep that in mind- otherwise, best of luck!
  6. "Pray for the dead. Fight like **** for the living"
    "Don't mourn. Organize!"

    -Mother Jones



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    Should I quit?

    Nobody should accept it
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    Should I quit?

    I think there is a mentality shift that needs to happen in nursing before more of us start to stand up for ourselves and demand better working conditions. Just look at all the responses on here from the martyr types who are pushing that harmful "you signed up for this you should be willing to die for you patients" mentality as long as that persists, why would we demand better for ourselves? I'm a angel-martyr-healer- please, fetch me my cross Sincerely though, it's incredibly frustrating- I'm not an angel, I'm a highly educated highly-skilled professional who is compassionate, works hard, and expects good pay and protection in return. I really do think that is the biggest stumbling block for our profession- martyrs are supposed to suffer first, and LIKE IT 🙄
  9. Just here to say, DO NOT feel bad, DO NOT beat yourselves up. You do what is best for you and your loved ones. We ARE NOT to blame for this mess we were thrown into it undertaffed and unprotected. Finally, in the wise words of RuPaul "If you can't love yourself, how in the **** are you gonna love anybody else?" Love yourselves. Walk away if you need to.
  10. The first picture is one of a bill that just passed the MN legislature, largely due to the efforts of the Minnesota nurses association The second is my hospital systems response that they emailed out last night in reponse Funny how they suddenly have enough PPE now that there's a law that will absolutely put them on the hook for sick workers We're winning!
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    This is perfection- I'm pretty sure the ultimate definition of caring is keeping people alive phn-RN seems to think it's black and white- and if catching sepsis is so basic and technical, how is that so many nurses I've taken report from sit there casually discussing how they had a really great conversation with their patient and then just as casually mention the patient's low BP, tachycardia, and extremely low temp? I also think you nailed it when you discussed this nurse as responding to their needs primarily Clearly this is one of those nurses that is so wrapped up in their identity as a "healer" the idea that this can be just a job to many of us is completely foreign
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    LOL. My you're being obtuse. I actually have a BA and will be completing an MPH in May, but go off Also, I've been a nurse for 10 yrs, and a member for 14- You've been here less than a month, so you should really think about your reputation and how you wish to interact with members here Finally, you don't actually know anything about me or how I do or do not treat my patients I simply reject this martyr-nurses-as-a-calling nonsense. I have a very rich life outside of work, and I think it's just kinda sad for anyone who has made their career their whole identity, whether that's a nurse, banker, teacher, etc..
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    To be a coward, or to be a fool?

    My God you are just everywhere spreading your shame aren’t you? please take your nonsense elsewhere- we’re all full up on **** here
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    Beautifully articulated Hppy❤️❤️❤️ also, you train horses? That is so cool!
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    Refusing Care of a COVID-19 Patient Due to Inappropriate PPE

    Great questions! Amazing benefits, but most importantly if I ever get called to my manager for an investigation I have a union rep that goes with me and asks all the questions, demands assurances on my behalf etc happened to me once for a fairly minor incident and the union rep with all the contract power did all the talking, had my manager agree I could not be called on again re: it and got her to sign a contract that it would not reflect poorly on me in the future. that one was easy and it wa more about asking about and incident that mainly involved another nurse that is invaluable also, right now with lack of PPE our unions reps are basically working on that issue constantly for us- much more power and resources to do so then non union
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    Am I a coward for going on FMLA due to COVID?

    Oh you clearly are taking a stance, despite your unwillingness to claim one. Please miss me with your “the job was always riskier in this regard” We signed up for a job with adequate pay that in turn provided us adequate protection. We absolutely can have all the medical staff bailing- watch how quickly our PPE shows up then

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