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brandy1017 ASN, RN

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brandy1017 is a ASN, RN and specializes in Critical Care.

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  1. Anxious About New DON/Coworkers

    It sounds like your therapist is giving you good advice. I agree with her not to rely too much on coworkers. While I understand feeling trepidation at having new management and staff to work with, I am a little surprised that you miss them as from ...
  2. This is really messed up, I know….

    The thing is you hold the keys to your future. Only by making a different choice and getting a different job will things change for the better. If you just stay where you are things will probably only get worse. Heallthcare jobs are plentifu...
  3. This is what Ascension does when they are trying to get rid of nurses. That is what they did when our new manager told the new grads she hired that she was going to get rid of the older nurses and then started writing us up. The first person she te...
  4. I found a local news article and the union is doing all the right things letting the public know what is going on and involving the local government leaders as well in the fight for patient safety. https://patch.com/illinois/joliet/3-nurses-susp...
  5. If you read old news articles Ascension has a history of closing inner city hospitals, while at the same time opening up new ones in the suburbs. They closed one in Detroit after promising to keep it open if allowed to open a new one in the suburbs,...
  6. The hospitals will cover it up and pay off the family with an NDA as they did in the Vanderbilt case. Then when they were exposed, they made sure the DA criminally charged the nurse for her mistake. Before Vanderbilt's outright deceit and falsified...
  7. I worked at a small local union hospital taken over by Ascension and they were and still are hostile to the union and the workers, violate the contract and the local management is known to outright lie and treat staff with disrespect. They cut suppo...
  8. Nursing Lay-offs: 6 Steps to Finding a Job You'll Love

    A couple other ideas I recommend is a Roth IRA that can double as an emergency savings, a HELOC if you own a home, and if you turn 55 this year or are older you may be able to access your 401k/403b without penalty as well due to a little known IRS lo...
  9. This is really messed up, I know….

    I'm sorry you are struggling with depression. Please put yourself first and do what you need to take care and get better. If that means taking FMLA, getting therapy, or quitting your bedside job and finding something easier like working at a clinic...
  10. Absences - Insomnia

    As to the contract, what happens if you quit or are fired? How much will they come after you for? Did you get a bonus you can return or is this a punitive contract where you got nothing other than the job itself. Hope you at least got a bonus out ...
  11. Hospitals charging nurses $100/month for parking?

    It's a common practice for many hospitals in large cities. My city does this and even requires a shuttle and you have to pay more to be park closer at one hospital. But the small hospital I worked at was an exception, parking was free and still is....
  12. As you are getting older I would consider your personal financial situation, net worth, retirement planning, etc before taking the leap for this new job. While you would get the $10/hr pay raise you would be giving up substantial current and future ...
  13. Sleeping On Unit

    If he is disregarding and approving the charge nurse sleeping on the unit, while he disciplined you when you weren't actually sleeping that is a toxic work environment! On top of it, empowering and encouraging the charge nurse to write people up it ...
  14. Took A Gummy Which May Or May Not Have Had THC

    Wondering why the OP felt the need to go to the ER. Because of anxiety? Pot can sometimes cause a paranoid reaction in some people, but it would wear off after a while. Plus you don't really know what was in the gummy just what you were told. Eve...
  15. Combating the Health Risks of Working Nights

    The larger health risk to be aware of is increased risk of cancer if you work night shift that wasn't mentioned. Be aware, get screenings and do what you can to decrease that risk. I've always been a night owl and found working nights was bes...