I work part-time, 12 hour shifts. I never have to use PTO and each month, when I'm making my schedule, I always schedule myself to have 7-8 days off in a row without affecting my required hours. So I guess you could say I get at least 6-7 days off in a row each month.
Despareux replied to TheCommuter's topic in Nurses
What I went to school for is different from how I get to actually practice at my work. I feel like I'm handing out meds and doing treatments more so than the things that would actually increase my patient's wellness. It is cost-effective to have 2 CNAs for 1 nurse, but it's not helping the patient gain much in the way of long-term wellness.
I'm currently waiting the results of a background check so that my application process can proceed to the next step. I have listed work history that is over 10 years old on my resume. How far back is the third-party background checking company going to research? I'm concerned because my old supervisors were near retirement when I left the company. I do have tax statements available if my work-date history is ever questioned.
Despareux replied to TheCommuter's topic in Stress 101
There's no way I can go hours and hours without drinking water and I won't do it; same for using the restroom--if I have to go then I'm going. I refuse to sacrifice my health so that I can care for those who choose not to. Just because I'm a nurse doesn't automatically make me a martyr.
Despareux replied to pumpkinlove21's topic in Students
There's no guarantee for re-admittance if you were to not return after your first semester, nor is there a guarantee for entry should you decide to reapply. Since there is no guarantee either way, I think you should at least complete one semester. That way, you've already established your spot and your chances for re-admittance is probably better than taking your chances for re-applying.
Despareux replied to NurseLoveJoy88's topic in Nurses
I do believe that a sense of entitlement is developmentally appropriate for adolescents and younger adults.
I think the problem today is that it's taking a lot longer for the younger people to mature. Maybe it's due to not losing enough or not experiencing those heartaches of losing something meaningful to them--I dunno.
Despareux replied to Despareux's topic in Students
Writing papers would not be so bad if some of the rubrics were clarified a little better. I don't like that some of the rubrics are open for interpretation--this tends to cause mass confusion, a disappointment in grades, and a strong dislike for writing. So there's my reason for my dislike of writing.