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FGCU/MOM/RN

med/surg/ortho/hospice/telephonic
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FGCU/MOM/RN has 25 years experience and specializes in med/surg/ortho/hospice/telephonic.

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  1. FGCU/MOM/RN

    FGCU Spring 2015 BSN

    Thank you! We did clarify and it will be 8-10 weeks from May 15th so sometime in the 2 weeks. I've running out getting the mail everyday! Good luck!
  2. FGCU/MOM/RN

    Sure to Get Flamed for This

    Hang in there new grad and all new grads!! Wanted to get to you before one of the old crusty ones picks you apart, makes you feel like it's your fault, and makes you feel worse than you already do! Hope I'm not too late! I'm not sure why some preceptors treat their preceptee's so poorly. I'm not sure if it's a power trip, understaffing that adds extra stress? There is no excuse for anyone to put you down in front of patients, that is beyond unprofessional! New grads and new hires are at the mercy of whoever is training them and if they have a chip on their shoulder, low self esteem and on a power trip, no preceptor training, or it's just their turn on the unit to train someone your training will be a bad experience. I've seen it over and over again. I'm the type of old crusty, don't feel like one BTW, that would grab the newbie and tell them everything will be ok, you'll get it, and you all will! Your compassion for the profession is there and it's refreshing so hang in there! It takes a good 1 1/2 years before you begin to feel like you've got it and your going to make it! You will always be learning and asking questions. The older ones are still learning and asking question too even though they'd probably never admit it. I've precepted many and it's not right that others seem to feed on the pain they inflict, it's a sick power trip. If you have no patients for teaching and nurturing a new nurse then don't do it! I think the ones that are criticizing anyone who speaks out about how tough it is for new nurses are the ones that have behaved this way their entire careers. It's sad we can't rely on our fellow nurses to nurture each other. Every nurse, no matter how old and crusty, has needed help at some point! I think maybe they've forgotten how terrifying and intimidating learning this profession can be especially these days. When they came out of school things were a lot different. Many patients were admitted just for tests and major surgical procedures went to the unit, you never saw TPN on a regular floor either. Patient stayed in the hospital a lot longer too and most of their patients were pretty stable and now they're all high acuity! The patients you have on a regular floor now would have been in an ICU. The older nurses were able to learn as things began to change. There were also a lot more CNA's that helped them as well, really miss them, so vital to the overall experience a patients has in the hospital and were another set of eyes and ears for the nurse! All I can say is hang in there and take care of yourselves. I'm hoping there are more forums for new nurses to get support from each other!! I think if anyone who wasn't a nurse and was thinking about becoming one read many of these posts would be shocked and many would not choose this profession that is suppose to be the epitome of compassion, nurturing, and empathy!
  3. FGCU/MOM/RN

    Sure to Get Flamed for This

    I believe your initial post is how you actually feel and treat others. The negative reactions are a result of your very negative post!
  4. FGCU/MOM/RN

    Sure to Get Flamed for This

    God help our profession!
  5. FGCU/MOM/RN

    Sure to Get Flamed for This

    I get it! I've never known another profession that doesn't support one another to the extreme as mentioned in the post we are all commenting on. You categorizing newbies, lumping them all together as whiners. Your immediate judgment of these very excited new grads who can't wait to change the world and make a difference in someone's life is very sad. It wouldn't surprise me if they were complaining about you! If your offended by my comments too bad it's the truth! I'm possibly old enough to be a member of the crusty old bat society but if you represent what it's about no thanks!
  6. FGCU/MOM/RN

    Sure to Get Flamed for This

    I have worked in a teaching hospital. My observations come from 25 years working in many different areas also from speaking and observing women in mostly male dominated careers like financial planning and engineering. I'm sure if we were on an engineering community blog it wouldn't be filled with all this bickering! We need to focus on improving our profession, acting professional, and sticking together!! Management actually take classes on how to keep us divided and they do try to divide us all the time! We are strong together but weak divided! Hospitals and health care facility could not function without our licenses we have worked to hard to get and maintain. Sorry to go on and on just a lot of pent up frustration over the past 25 years of wondering why we do this to each other!
  7. FGCU/MOM/RN

    Sure to Get Flamed for This

    Wow! I agree life isn't easy and no one should be spoon fed but there is no need to treat each other this way unless we need to boost our own ego with some power trip by putting others down and being mean! I've been a nurse for a very long time and honestly this is one of the reasons I don't want my daughters to be nurses! There is NO need to be rude or mean which unfortunately many feel they have the right too or justify it by saying they're having a bad day?? WE can be OUR professions own worst enemies by the way we treat each other! We are responsible for the lives of patients in our care which causes a lot of stress, especially to new grads, not to mention the risk of a lawsuit with each room we walk in to! I really hope we continue to get more men in this field because for the most part, unless very insecure, they treat each other better than women treat each other and are much less likely to gossip, point fingers, and be overtly cruel. Doctors look out for each other, hospitals look out for themselves and their doctors when a mistake is made but nurses are an easy scape goat for both of them! Nurses don't look out for each other, WHY? It's much easier to point the finger, probably middle, at each other instead of fostering and nurturing our own! I feel a lot of this poor treatment comes from being understaffed, overworked, and Administration not wanting us to be united . Preceptors should be assigned fewer patients if they chose to precept a new grad or a new hire. If your going to treat fellow nurses this way how do you treat your patients that may ask questions, or too many, not sure what your limit is?? Do our profession a favor and treat each other compassion, understanding, and respect! No one is perfect and new grads and new hires are insecure and at our mercy. There is no way you got to where you are in nursing without other nurses taking their precious time to teach you.
  8. FGCU/MOM/RN

    FGCU CRNA 2015

    My daughter has applied for the Jan. 2015 nursing program. We haven't heard anything yet. Can you tell me how you found out, email or letter in the mail and when you found out. Thank You!
  9. FGCU/MOM/RN

    FGCU Spring 2015 BSN

    I was actually just searching for the date my daughter would hear something when I came across this question. My daughter has applied but no word yet. She told me we would be receiving a letter in the mail sometime by the end of June or first of July but no word yet.