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  1. beaglemom

    How Rude!!!

    I'm glad I'm not his daughter. She certainly isn't going to get any support from that ignorant jerk. It never ceases to amaze me how misinformed and ignorant some adults are. Anyone who has finished nursing school knows exactly how difficult it is to become a nurse and what a major accomplishment it is. Try to ignore comments like that..
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    fooling myself

    Well, I decided to leave long term care. I have been thinking about doing this for a while and finally decided. I don't feel its the right area of nursing for me. I have about 2 years under my belt so I think I'll be alright. I have worked in three facilities since graduating 2 years ago, and I still couldn't shake that feeling that I wasn't happy with what I was doing. Change is always scary, but I have to be true to myself. Wish me luck.
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    new agency nurse

    I have just left my long term care facility position for an agency home care position. I haven't begun yet, waiting for paperwork to go through, but anxiously waiting to begin. I am a new nurse, about 2 years, and have been unhappy with the state of the long term care facilities, with staffing shortages, and uncooperative and disrespecting cnas, I felt it in my best interest to leave. Someone tell me what will an average day be like, since I am conditioned so far to caring for 30 residents, compared to one or two. thanks..
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    fooling myself

    I have been a nurse for almost two years, have worked in long term care, but I still can't shake this feeling of dread every time I go to work. At first, I thought it was just the facility I was working in, but I'm in my third facility and I still feel the same feeling of inadequacy and lack of confidence. I'm 46 and in the process of working on my Rn through the Rue Publishing systems. I don't feel the "fulfillment" I was told I would feel when I was a nursing student. Did I pick the wrong profession. I'm really confused. I did well in school, graduating second in my class, but this ongoing feeling is really not normal for a new nurse. I don't know what to do.
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    Just had an emotional breakdown at work.

    I think you are being too hard on yourself. Nursing is the most stressful job I have every had, but what makes us nurses is our compassion and humanity, and I feel if you just take some time off and regroup, in a while you'll know when its getting to be too much. We have to put ourself first sometime, in order to be the best nurses we can be. Take care.
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    Is it too late to become a nurse?

    You''re never too old, I was in school when my son was in college, okay?? Be 47 in march, working on my rn degree. Things have a way of strangely working out for the best. I graduated from nursing school same week my husband of 24 years was laid off his job. We wouldnt have our home if it wasn't for my income. Go for it and best of luck. You'll be glad you did//
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    Anyone sick of working weekends????

    I worked every weekend while in school, but now only one a month, which is enough. Kid are grown and like to spend time with hubby on weekends. You have to find what works for you..
  8. beaglemom

    Does anyone recommend working as a patient care technician?

    I worked as a cna, doing doubles every weekend while in nursing school. I think every nurse should experience being a cna at least for a while to see its a very difficult job and I excelled in nursing school because the job was so physically demanding, especially with all the staffing shortages, you'll be anxious to finish school and move on..
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    the cnas have taken over!!

    Thanks, you're right. Worked too hard for my license. Time to move on. Thanks again..
  10. beaglemom

    the cnas have taken over!!

    Help, I'm in a situation that I really don't know what to do. I'm a new lpn, about a year and a half. I consider myself a very good nurse and very professional and very fair. However, the facility I am currently employed has a real problem.You see, the cna's think they run the floor, and no one is doing a thing about it. They have blatantly told me that these were "their residents, and they can take care of them better than I can" I have complained to the don and nothing is done about it. The other two nurses that work the floor with me have been there for years, as have most of the aids, and they have been allowed to behave like this. The other 3-ll nurses have complained also but nothing is every done. The don, I'M told is afraid of getting involved because the aids belong the a union and the nurses don't. The aids are constantly involving themselves in nursing conversations I'm having regarding care. They easedrop on conversations with nurses and doctors and family members. I think they even go through charts when no one is around. I was even told by our infection control nurse to be careful, that the aids will "report" you in a second, just to see a nurse in trouble or get fired. I was even told that the cnas had to sign off on bolus feedings, just to prove that the residents were getting their feedings. I put my foot down with that one and was called to the don's office. I now have a fellow nurse sign for them. I have never been in a facility where the cna's were so empowered. It's really scary. I'm really thinking of going into home care. Have already contacted an agency. Would appreciate some feedback with this one, Thankss.
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