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Heylove

Heylove BSN, RN, EMT-B

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Heylove has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN, EMT-B.

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    Violating Theraputic Bounderies as an RN?

    Walk away from that place with your head up high.
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    Violating Theraputic Bounderies as an RN?

    I am so sorry to hear your story. It sounds like one of my worst nightmares, and I don't have any answers for you. In our area of nursing, even with what I believed to be the protective factors of cameras and video recording -- some of our organizations will throw us under a bus in a heartbeat. It is so disappointing. I hope you are able to resolve the unemployment issue and hope the people that were responsible for your termination can sleep at night. Were you also reported to the state board?
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    Staffing Ratios

    Oh my goodness! Sign me up! I'm not bad mouthing my employer or our staffing, but your ratios are dreamy!
  4. I have trigeminal neuralgia and although I know that so many out there can suffer from way more pain than I ever endured, my TN is the most painful thing *I* ever experienced in my life. I will never forget the mentality of the ED staff, the choice of words, and huge medical bills (I'm still getting new bills in the mail and I am still on payment plans seven months later) because of my hospitalization related to this condition. I will suffer in pain and would probably cut off a limb if I had to rather than turn to my own profession for help ever again. There is good news! Fortunately, the experience led to lifestyle changes and I was able to reverse most of my symptoms with diet. I very rarely rely on medication for pain relief. I was never prescribed and will not take opioids as they don't do anything to alleviate this type of pain. Does this change the way I approach my patients in relation to their pain and their experience? Yes. Do I believe there are many ways to manage pain? Yes.
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    RN planning on going to law school

    I was not called off the wait list for fall 2019, so I started an MSN program that is almost free with the employee sponsored tuition reimbursement and discounts. It wasn't exactly what I wanted, but it's a masters degree for about $1000.
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    Five Ways to Reignite Your Passion For Nursing

    I would add one more suggestion, if it works for some. I started clinical instructing and my passion for nursing reignited as soon as I saw all the student nurses in my facility. I would be cautious if you're really burned out and not happy with nursing, then I would not suggest clinical instructing!
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    It Can Happen to You

    I have asked this same question. The short answer is...nobody. Not management, not a facility, not a union, not BON. The closest we have to someone looking after us is our coworkers thanks to the close bonds we have formed with them, and who actually SEE how we work on a day-to-day basis.
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    moving from California to Kansas City

    Where did you end up working? I moved to Missouri from Santa Clarita/Lancaster right after I graduated from nursing school in 2016. It was quite the shock!
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    What You Don't Know About Nursing Boards

    No kidding. Nobody warns us about this part of nursing in nursing school! I don't blame you for leaving nursing.
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    Just a vent... medical vs psych

    Why is this funny? It's true, no matter if the patient comes in a "psych patient" or not. Every patient deals with the psychiatric issues of becoming hospitalized, whether it's anxiety from being hospitalized and not able to be with their family, go to work, take care of family members, depression of their disease process, confusion of hospital procedures, their privacy and modesty ultimately in the hands of others. And this is just for adults. Imagine the fear that children face while hospitalized? It's not funny at all, it's the truth.
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    Assault and Restraint in the Psychiatric Setting

    This is amazing. I am going through something similar but not exactly. I still have my job. I have no idea who to turn to for help as I am not part of a union, and since HR is the one that brought the action against me, it's not like I can go to them for help.
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    New Psych Nurse Advice

    You can also rely on coworkers for help. Sometimes particular staff members seem to upset a patient, so others step in to help de-escalate the patient. If you don't have helpful coworkers that do this, then I don't know what to tell you. My coworkers are fabulous in this way.
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    Advice for potential RN

    Absolutely. It was while I was in nursing school and my first day of my psych rotation that I absolutely knew I wanted to work in psych. The downside is now it appears that I won't get the chance to work other specialties since I have only worked psych... I have applied to other units in order to advance my career opportunities but because I am no longer a "new grad" I am not eligible to go through "new grad" training for ED/ICU. I haven't tried med-surg yet.
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    2019 Nursing Salary Survey

    Although I have a base "hourly" pay, I also get Baylor pay and I wasn't sure if I should have included the extra pay into the "hourly" rate. Does that make sense? For example, if my base pay is $20/hour for 24 hours (two-12 hour shifts) worked per week, but I get an extra 12 hours of Baylor pay, that works out to $30/hour. I answered with my base hourly rate. I hope this was okay? Like others, I am happy to be able to finally call myself an RN and am honored to be able to answer this survey. Yay!
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    Blackballed

    Have you not been hired somewhere else because of this?
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