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calliope26 BSN

Med Surg, Hospice, Wound Care
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calliope26 has 7 years experience as a BSN and specializes in Med Surg, Hospice, Wound Care.

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  1. calliope26

    Is this nursing burnout?

    Do you have enough PTO accumulated to take a couple of weeks off? Sometimes that amount of time will let you reflect on your most important priorities. I think you need another opinion than your primary doc is giving you on not sleeping well--losing sleep is often caused by anxiety, which is treatable. Find a good therapist to help guide you through these decisions, it might help clarify what you're struggling with. Best of luck!
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    Can good nurses work in bad facility

    I go into "bad" facilities all the time in my current position, and find they all have a few hidden gems. Usually it's management that's the problem, not the staff. Be a gem, and you'll be fine!
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    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    I had a classmate who started at 63, and graduated on time! She had some experience earlier in life as a Rad Tech, so she knew what she was getting into. After graduating, she had a tough time finding a job, eventually settling for something not too strenuous, working for about a year or a little more, then retiring. Overall, probably not a great financial investment, but it was an itch she needed to scratch. There's a lot of good advice already given, so I won't repeat it. Best of luck, and if it's your dream, go for it!
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    Resign first or wait until I find out if I'm fired?

    Yes, very stressful. Verbal reprimand, they don't think I'm a good fit for my current position, but have made no effort to assist in any way, and the criticisms have been vague; I've decided to move on.
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    Resign first or wait until I find out if I'm fired?

    Not terminated, just a spanking. I think my best course of action is to start looking for another job, pronto. Thanks everyone, for your support.
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    Resign first or wait until I find out if I'm fired?

    Yes, Daveydo, plan for the worst and hope for the best! Thanks!
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    Resign first or wait until I find out if I'm fired?

    Kakamegamma, tone of voice didn't match, and it's not a random UDS. Thanks for the good wishes!
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    Resign first or wait until I find out if I'm fired?

    Klone, I have be counseled on one issue, but that was 7 months ago, and I have had great feedback since then. I am being deliberately vague, I realize, but this is a public forum. Certain things about my job make me unhappy, but I am mostly very satisfied. I've put a lot of effort into improving, and thought I was successful at that.
  9. I've been told I have a meeting with my supervisor and HR tomorrow, so I'm anticipating the worst, but not 100% positive I'll get fired. My supervisor could not really give me a lot of information, so, do I hand in a letter before they have a chance to fire me? I am supposed to work a 30 day notice, so I've written a letter reflecting that, with the usual thanks for the "opportunity." The one reason I am so hesitant, is I want to hear them out. I know of no reason I should be fired, there have been no incidents at work that I am aware of. Advice please!
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    Experienced nurse turned down several times..

    Congratulations!
  11. calliope26

    Breaking New Grad Contract

    Life is short, do want you want. I don't think allegiance to any employer should be your priority if you're miserable. Best of luck on your move!
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    Skin/Wound rounds

    I'm wondering if you could explain why it's been rough. I think it's a fabulous idea. Our SICU did it for a while, and it was rough at first because of push back from nurses, but once they bought into the idea, it was very successful in teaching techniques and helping nurses to think proactively.
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    Skin/Wound rounds

    I'm wondering if you could explain why it's been rough. I think it's a fabulous idea. Our SICU did it for a while, and it was rough at first because of push back from nurses, but once they bought into the idea, it was very successful in teaching techniques and helping nurses to think proactively.
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    PTO in Hospice

    Years 0-5, we get 8.62 hours per pay period. It goes up after that, but I'm not sure of the rate.
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    Repositioning end stage of life hospice pts

    At the very end of life, pressure injuries do not heal. It's an expected part of the dying process--poor nutrition and poor circulation, thus, no healing. Repositioning is for comfort only, and I do not reposition people who are clearly less comfortable after being gently turned.
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    Resume Feedback PLEASE

    Because you are not licensed yet, I think you should remove the section on "Clinical Practice." All nursing students do clinical rotations, so that's expected as part of your education, but it is not independent practice. Most resumes are read in 10 seconds or less, so stick to a one page format. Keep your statement at the top brief, and leave some of that wording for your cover letter. I had the same issue when starting, but remember, nurse managers hiring new grads are looking for a clean format, and NO grammar or punctuation or spelling errors. Proof read carefully, or have a trusted friend or instructor do it for you. Managers are not looking at your nursing experience because you have none. Prior work experience is great if it ties in somehow--if you worked in healthcare or in a job where skills transferred, such as customer service or time management. Highlight those skills, and play up your military experience--it is a real asset when applying because of the discipline of being in the military. Don't forget any honors or awards you have earned. When I was graduating, I googled new grad nursing resumes and looked at them until I found one that worked for me, then pulled the best elements from it to make a one page resume. Hope this helps and best of luck to you!
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