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  1. Shift wars

    Hi, I think what you may be looking for is info on horizontal violence. Lots of info on why we treat each other so poorly. Google the term horizontal violence. There is a great article by Caroline Hastie about the topic and suggestions on how we can...
  2. RNs Performing Housekeeping Duties!

    Hi, Agree that one of the problems may be not enough housekeeping staff, but why hire more housekeeping staff when you can get nursing staff to pick up the slack? I'm glad eveyone has so much time on their hands that they can do all these extra dutie...
  3. RNs Performing Housekeeping Duties!

    hi, question: where was your clinical instructor? what were your clinical goals and expectations for the day?? seems we haven't addressed the issue of how we are treating our nursing students. maybe your nursing program needs to look at where they ar...
  4. Hello to all, Enrty into practice has been a hot issue for a long time. Applied to my community college for the nursing program in 1974. Took a year of liberal arts and science courses before I was admitted to "experimental" program. There were 2 pro...
  5. RNs Performing Housekeeping Duties!

    Please excuse the typos in my previous post. Ida
  6. RNs Performing Housekeeping Duties!

    Hi Marie, Best of luck on your nursing career. You will have worked long and hard to accomplish your goals. Remeber that as an LPN or an RN you are accountable for your nursing practice. Time spent away from nursing duties and patient care can compr...
  7. unhappy nurse

    Hi, If you love nursing why not think about looking into accelerated MSN programs? With a BA and your ADN and RN you can apply to an accelerated program. Don't know what's available in your state but it would be a shame for you to leave nursing. H...
  8. unhappy nurse

    Hi Julie, You are doing what we all should be doing. You are a wonderful role model for new nurses. It seems like the experience has made you stronger. Good luck with school. It must rough with the job and taking care of 5 kids. I hope something bet...
  9. unhappy nurse

    You're welcome ! Bullying has been around forever. We're more aware of it because of the media. We're part of an international community now rather than just a small part of the world. Besides all the domestic violence that goes on, children are exp...
  10. unhappy nurse

    Hi Julie, Sorry to hear about your terrible experience. I've been a nurse since 1977 and your experience was the most blatant act of bullying that I have heard about. I've seen covert acts and nurses just not helping new nurses, gossiping, etc. Did y...
  11. unhappy nurse

    Hi Vicky, There's a good article on HV written by an Australian nurse midwife. The U.K. and Australia seem way ahead of us in writing about this issue. Check out Horizontal violence in the workplace by Caroline Hastie. She has links to other articles...
  12. unhappy nurse

    The above post addressed especially to "unhappy nurse". I hope things work out for you.
  13. unhappy nurse

    Hi, Have you heard of horizontal violence? Sometimes referred to as nurses eating their young. It's a form of negative behavior that decreases morale and prevents us from uniting and achieving professional power.It happens alot in nursing. Maybe n...
  14. Husband shoots wife and self in Icu in CA

    Hi, I agree that the people you expect to support you are sometimes not there. It really hurts when people make light of it. I'm glad things are better. There's lots of info on workplace violence and violence against nurses on the internet. Google se...
  15. Husband shoots wife and self in Icu in CA

    Hi, Wondering if you pressed charges against the visitor who assaulted you? I hope so. What was the outcome of the incident? Were you offered any help after the assault? I am involved in workplace violence issues at my hospital and teach nonviolent...