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Quit Floating Me BSN, RN

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Quit Floating Me has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg.

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    RN Salary Survey 2013: Post here!

    1. State you work in - Florida 2. Years of experience - 3 3. Specialty/unit and work setting (clinic, hospital, prison, etc) - Mental health facility/crisis stablization unit 4. Hourly Pay (base rate) or salary - 25/hour 5. Differentials (if any) - No 6. Union? - No
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    Disgusted with nursing career

    I couldn't even finish reading this.
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    No bathroom break for 12 hours straight - A nursing record!

    If I have to go pee I will. Unless I'm in the middle of a code or rapid response there is no reason why you cannot take two minutes to go pee.
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    bad breath when I'm nervous! need a fix

    Keep peppermints in your pocket and pop them before you know you're going to get nervous.
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    Heads up to all new nursing students:

    I played a lot of World of Warcraft through my two years of nursing school. And the month leading up to me taking the NCLEX.
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    Report Interruption--Was I Wrong?

    I have mixed feelings to this... 1.) If you truly felt the aid was capable of doing it alone then saying she could do it alone was enough and that you were in report and could not stop at this moment *was not a wrong thing to do*. 2.) Right hip replacement ... 1 day post op ... many things could go wrong in that five minutes regardless of the patient being able to transfer very well throughout the day with the two. I've been in this situation where I felt the patient was capable of being transferred with 1 assist (and has done it in the past) and suddenly patient feels too weak, dizzy etc and just plops/slides down to the floor which is an incident report, many calls, assessments etc. Patient safety is ALWAYS a priority over you "getting out on time or early." 3.) A patient should NEVER have to wait to use the bathroom just because you are giving report to the oncoming shift. Sure, nursing is 24 hours and you cannot be expected to do it all but that extra assist and 5 minutes away from giving report (the night nurse could go get report from another nurse or look over meds etc while waiting) may be the difference between a smooth, safe transfer or an incident report.
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    How much do you owe in student loans?

    I don't want to look right now.
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    Math rage

    You are clearly taking this beyond context and what the OP meant. :poop:
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    Has this ever happened to you??

    I do not work at a hospital and there is no nurse manager or director of nursing at this present moment.
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    Math rage

    It's so we get a "well rounded education."
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    Has this ever happened to you??

    I worked in the hospital on Med-Surg most of my 3 years of experience. I've never seen a nurse (or aid) do a double there. No one can work 24 hours... that is laughable. I've been at this place for four months and it is common to see the mental health techs do doubles (16 hours) but not the nurses.
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    Easy, dumb, common new grad mistakes

    Just remember... everyone makes mistakes. When you make a silly mistake do not lie and try to cover it up. Nurse on!
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    Has this ever happened to you??

    I work at a crisis stablization unit. One nurse per unit. We do 8 hour shifts at this facility. I work full time nights (midnight to 8:30am) five days a week. I come onto my shift tonight (my third shift) and the evening nurse (we get along well) tells me that a nurse is not scheduled for the morning shift (8am to 4:30pm). She said if no one comes then I have to stay and work that shift. I was looking at her like - I do know that I cannot just leave my clients without replacement but I am not going to stay and work another 8 hour shift after working nights (then come back at midnight to work my scheduled shift). I will call the supervisor, his boss and his boss if I have to get a replacement. We do use agency nurses frequently. I also am making this thread because I sent an email to the scheduler last week regarding my schedule. She asked me if I could work over time and train on other units. I responded and told her I have no interest working over time or on other units due to being in school full time. She emailed me back and thanked me for letting her know (so she can stop calling me at 3pm when I'm dead asleep). I don't know if the previous sentences matter in this situation except that they know I am not available to work extra. At this facility overtime is not mandatory. Shrug. What do you guys think of this?
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    Cursed at a patient-fired

    Uhhhmmm - you cannot deny a client food unless ordered by a doctor for medical purposes (NPO) or other situations in non-medical facilities (i.e. mental health client asking for snack right after eating 100% of a meal - even then I'd probably still give a snack)!!!!!!! That is common sense.
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    Safely discarding insulin pen needles

    The insulin needles I have used before in the hospital are one time use. The pen itself is multi-use. The one time use needles are also safety glide. Once you give the injection, a clear protective plastic thing wraps around the needle so that it cannot be used again nor be used to poke someone purposefully or accidentally. Then you just drop the little cap into the sharps container. Remember to never ever never share insulin pens between patients! They are single patient use only.
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    Failed a Nurse Battery Exam

    https://allnurses.com/nursing-career-advice/nurse-career-battery-332451.html There is a thread about the same topic. Even nurses with many years of experience have failed. I have yet to be exposed to a test like that... But I will be very careful with my answers if I ever have to take one! Sorry to hear about your situation and I do wish you the best of luck in your career path.
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