NurseDiane

NurseDiane

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  1. ER nurse dealing with bullying...

    If this "manager" was so concerned about you going into the separate break room, why didn't she go in the room when you were there to see what you were doing? "Managers" love to exert their "power" any way they know how. Since there is obviousl...
  2. I survived the Board of Nursing

    This is not the end of the world, but I would strongly advise that you retain an attorney for any board hearing, any board questioning and any document signing. The BON's goal is to scare you into signing a consent order before speaking to an attorn...
  3. I survived the Board of Nursing

    It depends on where you live & what you need an attorney for.
  4. 2 full-time jobs?

    Get a job while you're in nursing school to help pay expenses & stop relying on the school loans to fund your lifestyle. Bad decisions put you in the financial mess you're in now. Loans have to be paid back. Start living frugally, start paying...
  5. Your most bonehead moment in nursing. Or 2. Or 3.

    While doing a GYN case in the OR while I was a student nurse anesthetist, I was trying to give the patient a bolus of propofol in the IV, but I didn't realize the stopcock was turned the wrong way. So I pushed the plunger on the 60cc syringe as hard...
  6. The Worst Interview of My Life! Ever!

    I don't have a nightmare interview to report, but I wanted to comment on interviews for clinical nursing positions. Places treat interviews for staff nurses like they are interviewing for C-level positions, which is absurd. When I was hired for my f...
  7. Using medical terminology as a nurse

    "Hematuria" is not a diagnosis. It is a symptom. Blood in urine is a symptom of whatever condition is causing blood in the urine. Your DON needs to go back to clinical practice for a couple of years to learn what correct clinical practice is. It ...
  8. I survived the Board of Nursing

    You're right---the BON is not your friend & they attempt to get nurses to implicate ate themselves instead of having adequate evidence to prove their case. I believe it is a violation of an individual's right to due process, even though dealing ...
  9. I survived the Board of Nursing

    Whether they still worked at the facility at the time the complaint was filed makes a difference. If they did not work at the facility at the time they submitted the complaint to the BON, the facility has no responsibility over them as far as "vicar...
  10. I survived the Board of Nursing

    If what was stated in the complaint is absolutely, 100% untrue, you can sue the hospital/facility and name the manager individually in the lawsuit for defamation, slander & libel---what she wrote (and likely stated) to the BON has affected your l...
  11. 2 full-time jobs?

    How would it be more expensive to transfer to a community college at home for two more years? If you live at home, that saves you a crap ton of money. "Time consuming"? Do you know what time consuming is? Time consuming is working 7 days a week to...
  12. 2 full-time jobs?

    Why can't you get a job now? You can certainly work at least a part time job while going to school. $200K for a nursing degree is ridiculous. Get a job, and transfer to a school that is cheaper. Try to get into a school near your family so you d...
  13. Hot Cheetos are a public health menace

    And here is a perfect example of absolute & total waste of health care dollars. If you're laying there eating a bag of Cheetos, your belly pain can't be too bad. No million dollar workup--in fact, it should be immediate discharge with a referra...
  14. Nurse Staffing Ratios Up for Public Decision? Ballot 1 in MA

    Every state should be doing this. If there is enough money for administration to get raises every year with "reward" bonuses, there is enough money to hire more nurses. A few of the comments mentioned the fact that the general public should not be ...
  15. RNs Told They are Equal to MAs

    Good luck with the "face time" part, and I am not saying that to be snarky or sarcastic. Insurance companies & medical practices have created a "system" where it is difficult to provide the type of care that patients deserve. Your job is differ...