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  1. SIguy_RN

    Wayne State University CRNA Interview for Fall 2015

    I am one of your future classmates, got the call and letter :) Class of 2017
  2. Currently all my Windows are blacked out, I take melatonin as well as Tylenol PM, I sleep from 9a-5p on work days, I catch up on days off, I wear sunglasses on the ride home and I schedule my days back to back x3. I do all of this and still feel like total garbage most of the time. I only have 6 mos experience so I don't theink.that is enough to get hired anywhere else on days. So..... Idk what to do. I'm just really tired of....being tired.
  3. SIguy_RN

    Thin skinned nurses

    More than once I have been pulled into the managers office and been accused of this exact same thing. For instance, most recently, I had a new nurse transfer me a patient in respiratory distress to the SICU. The probefore she had brought the patient to me she did NOT call report and then.... The patient arrived 10 minutes before shift change. She did not.stay on the unit, nor did she give me report on the fly so to speak. She simply dumped the patient and left. Well, when she finally called me report I was furious. I remained calm when I informed her that what she did was not acceptable, and that she can be written up for such actions, but I would give her a free pass this time and not Write her up. I thought I was being nice. Fast forward two weeks and I get called into the managers office and was accused of making a nurse cry and belittling a colleague. I thought... ARE YOU KIDDING? Apparently this nurse told her manager I was belittling her. Not true... And I really regret giving her a free pass.
  4. Hello everybody, First off I want to say that this post is going to be mostly personal so read on if you choose. This is also my first post here, although I have been reading these boards for 5+ years. Anyway, I recently graduated with from an accelerated second degree BSN program, April 2012. I precepted in an inner city SICU for 3 months, and was hired as a GN, then became licensed and am now practicing as an RN. Currently, I have 6 months of experience on this unit. Here is my problem #1, I am working midnights and I cannot stand midnight shift. This shift is absolutely awful. Now don't get me wrong, I don't hate my job by any means, but the shift is killing me. I feel unhealthy, I haven't had a good "sleep" in 3 months, and I am constantly tired. I've tried every schedule change imaginable: wake up late, wake up early, sleep in the day, sleep at night, you get the idea. It just comes down to the fact that I have ALWAYS been a morning person, and never have been able to do nights, at any job, at any time. My original intention was to stick it out and get the unmatched experience I am obtaining at my current job, being an SICU and all, and eventually apply to anesthesia school (my dream for the last 5 years). I have family in anesthesia both a CRNA, and MDA, along with other physicians, so I had a sparked interest early in nursing school. And I don't mean I woke up one day and decided to try to be a CRNA, my life has been designed around the eventual return to school. My car, house, finances, expenditures, etc., I have shadowed CRNA's multiple times over the last 3 years (even when I was in undergrad). These factors all have been carefully calculated to aide me in my goal. I find myself increasingly demotivated about going back to school, simply because I do not feel well most of the time. In fact, it seems as though my dream of CRNA school is slipping away. I blame it mostly on the night shift because I can parallel this phenomenon with other aspects in my life: I find myself caring less and less about things I used to be very excited about. It is strange, and I have never felt this way before. I thought I would enjoy nursing, and when I was training on days (aside from being stressed), I didn't have this feeling. I was eager to learn, and did not feel run down all the time. My point is, should I stick this midnight shift out to get the experience ultimately sacrificing my happiness and health? It is a 2+ year wait for a day shift here.