Technical difficulties never happen at opportune times. I feel for the instructor and the students!
Ever have to request more time to post a discussion or hand in a paper d/t slow computer or down services? Happens all the time.
Sorry for your frustration!
No, I don't think you're wrong. I think that it was good of you to realize that your nurse wanted to wrap up her shift, but she should have come to you immediately after report to do your d/c if the oncoming nurse was not willing to d/c you immediately after your assessment. As you said, it would have only taken a few more minutes. Who wants to be d/c in the evening anyway, especially in rural America? It just doesn't work well!
I find it slightly comical (sorry to suffering smokers) when the students on our campus are "busted" by my dear office-mate smoking just outside of the doors with our office window just a few feet away. The campus was in the preliminary movement toward going smoke free and made a rule that you must be 50' from the building. We put up a sign in our window that read "WE MONITOR BUTTS", and then she would knock on the window, shake her head and point to the sign. The students would give her a sheepish look and put the thing right out! I don't know...it just always made me smile.
We never were clear on who we would call to enforce this...the poor maintenance staff?
I do not know your work environment or the type of floor you work on.
That said, I would tell the charge nurse that you must leave tonight by (exactly change of shift time), and then DO IT. If the oncoming relief nurse keeps her (the charge nurse) waiting maybe something will be done about her! This is also passive aggressive, and should only be used if everything else has failed.
Everyone should fulfill their own obligations.
ceecel.dee replied to KacyLynnRN's topic in Educators
No, not unusual, but very stressful/frusterating!
There may be computer training and/or general hospital orientation and/or training modules and/or background checks that the facility might require; if so, could you at least get your sessions scheduled as students probably won't be allowed to provide care without jumping through a few of the facility's hoops and the hoops may take some time.
All this talk has me shifting gears into "fall semester"! I had better begin work on my packet!
ceecel.dee replied to nursebrandie28's topic in Educators
Our school uses Desire2Learn (D2L) as its management/communication tool for students/faculty. Each course has it's own home on D2L and content can be added, student discussions can be held, on-line quizes...you get the idea. It also contains a gradebook the handles the calculations and the students can view it anytime.
Schools don't require vaccines and/or titers to disqualify students. They do it so that they know you will not BECOME infected (or that you've consciously waived the protection). Proper use of universal precautions will protect patients from anything you may carry and protect you from anything patients may carry.
I am not freaked by blood at all, but I killed a mosquito that was attempting to taste mine in a store yesterday and splatted blood on my sleeve. It wasn't my blood....that grossed me out and I couldn't wait to get home to change!
ceecel.dee replied to Kevin RN08's topic in Minnesota
There is a Regency, or is it Rasmussen, college with a LPN program also. Acceptance rubrics are common now with points given for GPA, prereq's completed, hands-on patient care experience, etc. Quite competitive with waiting lists for many programs.