sideshowstarlet BSN, RN

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sideshowstarlet has 9 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Med-Surg, Developmental Disorders.

RN with 7 years bedside experience (mostly med surg) and 1 year of telehealth experience in a quasi-case management role. I am also working on my Master's in Social Work (online program) with the goal of helping children who have autism. 

Currently do follow ups via telehealth for a nonprofit agency that supports children with autism and their families. I'm hoping to also work PRN in mental health and/or case management.

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    Abuse Accusations

    Wow. I had no idea that that's a thing. It seems unlikely to be lethal, but the suicidal ideation and intent was clearly present. I always appreciate you sharing your experience. Now that I'm done rolling my eyes about the OP's facility, I wond...
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    Abuse Accusations

    Honestly, if it was so important that this patient have an unlimited supply of toilet paper on demand, why was the facility making it so inconvenient to access? I get there was hoarding happening during Covid, but I worked SNF long before Covid ...
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    Do you ever get disappointed when certain nurses call in?

    I appreciate the elaboration and your kind comment, Davey "David Dammit" Do. 💙💙💙
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    Passive Hostility Between Workplace Departments

    They don't forget. They just don't have the cojones to discuss it with the person but still want the feeling of self-importance that they get from complaining to the manager.
  5. Hope you're enjoying your retirement and the holiday season!

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      Davey Do

      Thank you, I am, Ms. S.

      I read your thread and am sorry about the crap you have in which you have to deal. There was nothing that I could add to what the others posted so I didn't.

      I was going to say, however, that I would not like you to give up on AN. It would be more of a drag than it already has become.

      Thanks for getting in touch with me. Good luck and the best to you.

      Dave

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      sideshowstarlet, BSN, RN

      I'd never want to give up AN, even when I graduate with my Master's in Social Work this coming Summer! I always enjoy reading your perspective on this site. 

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    Considering Quitting My Job- Had Enough (Kind of a Vent Post)

    I did. I even got a signed note from the supervisor saying the holiday coverage requirement starts next year and doesn't apply this year. (They've been in the process of changing the policy).
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    Considering Quitting My Job- Had Enough (Kind of a Vent Post)

    Update! Supervisor said she didn't realize that the note she sent me attempting to clarify Friday did not go to my personal email. Whatever. I took myself down to twice a week (to minimize risk of further call-outs, of course), so just working Monday...
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    Considering Quitting My Job- Had Enough (Kind of a Vent Post)

    No, definitely not. I'm still PRN. The supervisor said that the same attendance policy applies to PRN nurses as full-time nurses. And extra money tied to not calling out sick? You mean like an incentive? No, my hospital is punitive gossip and p...
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    Considering Quitting My Job- Had Enough (Kind of a Vent Post)

    OMG, yes! You have no idea!
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    Considering Quitting My Job- Had Enough (Kind of a Vent Post)

    LOL, hopefully not, as the full-timer is currently on FMLA. They are so ridiculous.
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    Considering Quitting My Job- Had Enough (Kind of a Vent Post)

    The supervisor said it's a violation since I agreed to cover the full-timer on FMLA and this would have been one of her shifts if she were here. But then again, my supervisor sometimes tells... Interesting stories. But yeah probably, since I was alre...
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    Considering Quitting My Job- Had Enough (Kind of a Vent Post)

    Thanks, Daisy4RN. I've stayed PRN this whole time. I just happen to be a PRN person working a ridiculous amount of hours. Supervisor wasn't there Friday. I saw the email when I came in Friday morning. Not really sure what I want, though I...
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    Does your employer give you *** for calling in sick?

    Yes, my employer does and is currently giving me flack for calling out sick even with a doctor's note. I'm not buddy-buddy with the supervisor, so that could be why...
  14. I normally work PRN. For the past month, I've been working full time plus overtime covering a nurse who went out on FMLA. So, I picked up a whole bunch of extra hours at the last minute since there was nobody else who could do it. I felt sick Tu...
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    Question About Transferring RN License

    Hello, all. I am a Registered Nurse from Texas, which is a Compact Licensure State. I moved to New Hampshire (another Compact Licensure State) a while back and am practicing here in NH. My license is up for renewal in September 2021. Since I am in a ...