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  1. Well, re read what I wrote. I didn't state you were working for them I only wrote it seemed possible. And further I wrote you know a lot about WGU. My post was not negative towards you.
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    Day 3: 2016 Nurses Week Meme Contest

    Thank you, my relief has just arrived!
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    Why Do Nurses Eat Their Own?

    Well, this cute and perky thing has happened where I work. We had a couple of openings and I refered two seasoned nurses I had worked with prior who could do the job with one arm tied behind their backs, however, my boss chose to hire two "young & cute" nurses, who she then refered to as her "eye candy " to take with her to meet potential clients. And yes, these two millenials nurses would sit and shop for shoes while we were not busy, and I would do the busy work that needed to be done. I actually addressed their shopping for shoes a couple of times with them and I was ridiculed and told I was jelous of them because I couldn't wear high heels, then a nice "begone b***h." So, this is what the future looks like with millenials. They have been doted upon since birth, given awards they didn't earn and now we are paying the price.
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    Why Do Nurses Eat Their Own?

    Weird title, otherwise these newer nurses (basically millenials) are what I like to call "self promoters" that will do *ANY THING* to promote themselves. There is no team for them. It is all about them and what they can do to make themselves look good. This is nothing new and I believe throwing people under the bus is routine for them. They are more about "what can I get from you" then they will dispose of you. They are entitled and cocky while being lazy at the same time, it's made work so interesting since we have started hiring millenials.
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    Light at the End of the Tunnel: RN to BSN

    I will send you a private message.
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    Light at the End of the Tunnel: RN to BSN

    Hi!! Thanks for the response! I am taking one course at a time simply because I am trying not to spend out of pocket and only use my tuition reimbursment benifit from work.
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    Light at the End of the Tunnel: RN to BSN

    The U.S. system of educating Registered Nurses has not become standardized despite many comments and plans of various nursing associations and healthcare organizations. I graduated from a community college nursing school with an associates degree over 20 years ago. At that time, an associates degree was considered the standard and there were many, many more associate degree nurses working in the US than any other nursing degree. Over the last 20 years of my career, BSN degree nurses have increased and I found myself wondering what they could have possibly learned in the two extra years of schooling; yes I was cynical of BSN nurses! My career as a nurse has been very fulfilling and challenging at the same time. The challenges are not often the actual care of the patient but more issues involving other staff and management issues. I have felt a push pull with management and not fully understanding the goals and direction my unit is going in; simply put, nursing was evolving and changing and I was not evolving and changing with nursing. I could not understand why we couldn't just "leave things alone and do things as we have done them the past 10 years" and I always felt that nurses who had an associates degree and went back to school to attain a BSN were drinking the kool aid; everything I needed to know about nursing I learned in my 2 year community college nursing program and on the job training. Recently, I have given a lot of thought about a BSN, and decided the time is right for me to pursue a BSN degree; I have a generous tuition reimbursement at my job and we are a magnet facility and we have been encouraged to continue our education and, at a minimum attain our BSN. On a side note, I am virtually stuck at my hospital and cannot move to another hospital because I live in a metro area and the supply of BSN nurses is plentiful; many hospitals are magnet and they will only hire BSN nurses. I took the jump and I am now enrolled in an on line BSN completion program, and it is going well, but can be quite difficult at times. The value of this continuation of my education is something you cannot understand unless you actually take the classes; BSN classes are not just "fluff" classes, these classes will give you updated information regarding nursing and what nursing organizations would like nursing to look like in 20 years. It has been a journey for me and has opened my eyes to how all things are connected within a healthcare organization and has given me a better idea where my health care system is going and ultimately, it IS about patient safety. By being more educated in goals and regulatory considerations of healthcare in very empowering and I feel like I can have a broader view of patient care and what my role is in patient care. I am not just a person to follow orders, I have a responsibility to advocate, guard and deliver the highest care possible within my scope. We, as nurses, have a place at the table, what we can contribute has value. Attaining a BSN is opening my eyes to the professionalism of nursing which is empowering. Embracing the BSN program did not come easy to me at first, I struggled the first few weeks of class and I had a bad attitude about the time I needed to spend studying, however, after completing some of the assignments I can say that it caught my interest and I realized that there is much more to nursing that the microscopic part I play on a daily basis; there are many areas of growth in nursing and many, many more opportunities for you as a nurse other than bedside nursing; as an aging nurse, my days are numbered for "bedside" nursing and that is a reality for the younger nurses who have an associates degree but haven't gone back for their BSN; at some point it will take a toll on you, whether emotional or physical, and you will be able to stay in nursing but not take a job at the bedside; a BSN will give you some options that you will not have with your Associates degree. After spending over 20 years as an associates degree nurse, I can honestly say that while I have come to the conclusion that there is value in attaining a BSN, everyone is not going to attain their BSN for a variety of reasons and this does not lead to the devalue of an AD nurse; they have the skills to perform as an RN and there is nothing taught in a BSN program that applies to patient care; what is taught in a BSN program is leadership, organizational management, diversity and other topics important to nursing, but not related the hands on skill of nursing. I am seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. I have a paper I printed out during my first BSN class that has my name with the credential of BSN after my name, this way I can visualize my goal every day and continue to work through my classes and, most important, stay on track and complete my degree. Early 2018 is my completion of my BSN program, and, while a lot of work awaits me between, I am looking forward and not back!!
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    I Fear for the Future of Nursing

    Hey, I was the nurse who wrote about stress and crying in my car. Let me share with YOU, the nurse of 5 weeks and still on orientation...I haven't changed careers because life happens and I have mouths to feed, college tuition to pay for my kid and bills to pay all the while keeping a roof over our heads. I am beyond stressed, but the reality is that I need to keep working; I don't have a Mommy and Daddy footing my bills. I hope this gives you some perspective. When I started my nursing career TWENTY TWO years ago it was wonderful. What it has evolved into is a soul crushing daily grind. You have made a very careless and off handed comment without even knowing what you are talking about. It came off to me as: "You suck as a nurse. What is wrong with you that you can't just shut up and suck it up. Obviously you are not good enough to do the job of an RN." I don't feel like a newbie nurse still on orientation should even be commenting on this thread. No disrespect, but you have no idea what this thread is about. And BTW, I am a great nurse and I care about my patients, as bad and as horrible as things are my focus is on my patients and I do a kick a** job FOR MY PATIENTS. I am the nurse you would want....rant over.
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    I Fear for the Future of Nursing

    I appreciate what you are going for, but after 20 years, I am beyond caring. I either hang in there until retirement (God willing in about 10 years) or I just figure something else out. I don't think there is anything to "do." If go to management with ideas to improve you get lip service and nothing ever changes. Sadly, you don't see any of our health care "colleagues" helping us or trying to lighten our load; in my experience they continue to dump a giant steaming pile of s*** on us and expect us to double check and check if they made mistakes, meanwhile expecting us to assist them like concierges. Then the patients verbally abuse you and act sweet to the physician. What can you do? Leave nursing? Emplode nursing as a profession; go back to the drawing board and call it something else? Maybe we won't be viewed as handmadiens? Clear lines should be drawn, and yet we still are pulled in a million directions because everyone wants a piece of you yet you bear the entire responsibility of the patient; bottom line there is no respect for you, your time, or what you need to acheve during your shift; everyone see you as there to assist them, I am just tired of it.
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    I Fear for the Future of Nursing

    Just saying, advocating for nursing at many institution will get you a brown box and security escort out to the parking lot. We had so low noise about a possible union organizing at my hospital and that was nipped in the bud by quickly doctoring up the two RNS notes and firing them. Just saying you are going against hospital administration that has many more resources at their disposal. If you go in and have a ridiculous assignment you just have to make it work cause if you don't you will be repremanded for not being a team player or abandoning you patients or any other number of things. No one has your back, no one cares and you are nothing but a cog in the wheel.
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    I Fear for the Future of Nursing

    I've been a nurse a little over 20 years. I've hated it for 20 years. But life happens and you get stuck. If I could find a way out I would. Sorry to say the debate rages on regarding nursing being professional, therefore let's not have a union but I think if the union is good perhaps it would be better for us if there was a natonal nuses union. After 20 years, I can say nursing really isn't a proffession, it is a blue collar service job; no where else in the hospital will you find healthcare professionals getting interrupted in the middle of an important task like nurses. And everyone else (docs, NP, etc.)thinks it is OK to force you to stop what you are doing to help THEM; to go "fetch" something for THEM; to assist THEM. It is constant, never ending, grueling abuse on many levels and god forbid you refuse to drop everything to go do someone else's bidding because if you do, you will get written up. I am one that has sat in my car crying, telling myself to get in there and get my shift over with after spending the hours prior dreading having to go to work. Heck there were days I wanted to get in a car accident so I wouldn't have to go in to work. I don't know what the answers are, but I am getting my BSN right now and hoping I can find some other type of position.anyone who prays out there, Please pray for me to figure this out and get off of this ride.
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    An open letter to the #NursesUnite movement

    We had everyone but nursing punching a clock at one point. Then the RNS were found to be abusing this system. That is why everyone now punches the cl9ck.
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    An open letter to the #NursesUnite movement

    That is great unless you have a surgeon throwing s**t at you.
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    An open letter to the #NursesUnite movement

    I just want to tell you some of the chatter I was in a front row seat for...two doctors, in mixed company mind you; myself and another nurse in the procedure room, these two women decided to talk about how stupid it was for nurses to get upset over what was said on The View and then when on to talk about how nurses just need to shut their mouths and do their jobs, which was, in there description, call the doctors and bothering them every 5 minutes about stupid trite things, then went on to talk about nursing just babysitting patients for them. So, from my perspective, the medical side isn't exactly supporting nursing. This leaves me with a nasty, bitter feeling.
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