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ButterflyRN90

ButterflyRN90

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ButterflyRN90 has 5 years experience and specializes in Renal and Telemetry.

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  1. ButterflyRN90

    Very concerned

    Please read above. Appeal was complete. Thank you.
  2. ButterflyRN90

    Mandatory Hurricane Evacuation - Can I be Forced to Work?

    Evacuate where?? We don't get orders to evacuate. The Keys did, but evacuation had risks. A lot of these women are HIGH RISK. Finding a high risk OB on short notice AND in an area you evacuated to is next to impossible. Our facility also withstood Andrew which was our biggest. I was 2 at the time and has withstood many more hurricanes. We're the safest building and if mom goes into labor what better place than at the hospital? Although last hurricane there were fights amongst men and women who thought the cafeteria crew had a DUTY to provide food for them which they don't. So sometimes it's a good AND bad thing to have an over abundance of people.
  3. ButterflyRN90

    New nurse and I had a breakdown at work

    Those classes are mandatory
  4. ButterflyRN90

    Mandatory Hurricane Evacuation - Can I be Forced to Work?

    Um no. OP specifically states if she's required to work at a hospital that was ordered to be evacuated by the Governor yet the hospital has chosen to stay open.
  5. ButterflyRN90

    New nurse and I had a breakdown at work

    Be VERY CAREFUL about that move. I had the SAME issue. I was on Tele and the hours were killer with my classes. I only function well on night shifts so day shift I spent my time nauseated with headaches and anxiety with exhaustion. They "offered" a different unit but it can go either way: actually finding a unit or firing me. I chose to "stick it out" in a shift I KNEW would be my downfall and was fired. I appealed and won, however orientation is where we gotta walk on eggshells.
  6. ButterflyRN90

    Mandatory Hurricane Evacuation - Can I be Forced to Work?

    It's a catch 22. I live in FL which is hurricane central and during Irma (I still hadn't begun working at my hospital) my husband mentioned a coworker evacuated with his family and didn't show up (team A or "during"). He was fired. If we don't show up then who will? When hurricanes arrive the barometer pressure drops which ALSO means LABORING MOMS!! Yay!! (Sarcasm) so we have a huge influx of pregnant women AND their families on top of employees with THEIR families. If nurses/docs leave then what happens to the rest? In regards to the Governor I'm not entirely sure how your employer would still pay no regards to that warning.
  7. We had a saying in nursing school: "C is for "continue". The reason we said that was because nursing school is difficult! Those who had straight As in HS were freaking out when they got Cs. It truly isn't the end of the world and nobody asks your GPA when you're administering their IV fluids or sending them to dialysis. Breathe. Clinical instructors will do or think what they want. I had an instructor who said I'd only be fit to pick up the garbage off the floor and an associate dean who said I'd never be an RN. My mother had an instructor who took her care plans and destroyed them with red marks and told her she'd NEVER be a nurse. We both are. Don't focus on those things. It'll eat you alive. Nursing school is a different beast. Just focus on becoming a safe and prudent nurse. You can do it. :)
  8. ButterflyRN90

    New nurse and I had a breakdown at work

    I've done the same. Once orientation is done all the craziness stops, at least for us.
  9. ButterflyRN90

    New grad need help

    When suggesting nights it's not really easier. I love nights but we have fewer nurses, less resources, the NM is not there, and you become "friends" with Rapid response. Nights is a different beast. Doctors also snap at you when you call their cell phone at 2am because a patient's potassium level is 3 and he didn't answer the last 4 pages and will not ask how the patient is but instead say: "How did you get this number!?" I love nights, as I've stated above, but it's definitely not for everyone.
  10. ButterflyRN90

    New nurse and I had a breakdown at work

    Actually scheduled classes during work week is normal for me. I had to take an 8-5p class then go to work 6:30a-8pm to then practice and study and go back to class 8-5p to then repeat the cycle. The level of acuity is what creates this disconnect between sleep and work.
  11. ButterflyRN90

    Can I please get a Parking Spot!

    Oh yea, I learned one day that nurses, radiologists, PCAs, etc eat in the cafeteria and the doctors have their own lounge with chefs and everything.
  12. ButterflyRN90

    Can I please get a Parking Spot!

    I get free parking in the garage and the garage is across the main entrance INSIDE the hospital campus. They even built a new employee garage just for us because we used to have to take the shuttle.
  13. ButterflyRN90

    Nursing vs nurse Residency Program

    Not sure where to put this but I would like some feedback on the differences. The description on my job site doesn't really explain it and I'm very interested in applying for this. Anyone who's been or is in a nurse Residency Program: what's the difference? Thanks! 😊
  14. ButterflyRN90

    Very concerned

    Your post did not make sense. I dealt with the heavy responsibility of what happened for weeks. Is that not enough? I took everyone's feedback and it's still not enough? I fought for my job AFTER the patient was safe at home and I was canned and it's still not enough? I fought and by God's grace they decided to make me eligible for rehire without having to go elsewhere (another hospital system) and it makes you think I didn't listen to anyone's feedback? Yes, now I'm defensive. This decision is a GOOD thing. I mean did you expect me to take the road Kim Hiatt took? It looks to me as though if others don't see you wailing and tearing your clothes in despair that you don't care. I was in a deep depression for weeks, over this. I followed the protocol and was within my right to ask for an appeal. It saddens me to see how some people in person or on a forum could take what's written at face value without seeing how difficult and sick I got over the patient, then how depressed I got after being fired, then how I woke up countless nights sweating from yet another nightmare of reliving that night, and so on and so forth. So please, if it's condescension you were attempting to deliver and expected me to accept it I won't. I take what I experience as my learning curve. I fought and it was approved. I won't apologize for fighting for my career. If this response upsets or rubs you the wrong way then I can't help there because your assumption rubbed me the wrong way as well.
  15. ButterflyRN90

    Very concerned

    Highly doubt that. They investigated and it wasn't the Levemir decision. It was the lack of teaching and a large amount of verbal abuse that made me afraid to speak up. Everyone flipped their story but it was decided for me to start fresh. I have no attitude, however your comment is irrelevant. Me saying God is good is literally it. Whether you or others do or don't agree is your choice. I get to start fresh and have learned to speak up because it's not just my license, it's patients' lives. I'm not a new nurse so the fact that I fought HARD for my job is NOT indicative of my future position. Thanks.
  16. ButterflyRN90

    Very concerned

    Hello all, I just came back to update you all that even though I will not be working on that same floor, my appeal went through and I am eligible for rehire with them! God is good! The Levemir wasn't the deciding factor as much as how I began tanking after I began this preceptor. After their investigation they believed its best for me to have a fresh start in a lower acuity unit within the hospital system. Thank you all for your support as I had gone through this. Now for the next chapter of my life and career to begin! ❤️