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Chloe'sinNYNow

Did the job hop, now in MS. Not Bad!!!!!
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Chloe'sinNYNow specializes in Did the job hop, now in MS. Not Bad!!!!!.

New Grad, New RN-BSN!!!

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  1. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Question for Capital Region RNs

    Of all the hospitals in the capital region, they pay the lowest. New grad pay is barely $20 plus diffs. Or was it $19? It's been a while. But they consider themselves a teaching hospital because they are a Level I research hospital. I think that's crap. Sorry, just my 2 cents.
  2. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Question for Capital Region RNs

    well, the program lasts approx 3 mos but they don't allow you time to actually get your feet wet before "trading" you off to different preceptors as their schedule (not your learning curve) permit. I had 9 preceptors in my first 2 weeks and they were all telling me something different. Didn't sit well w/ my linear OCD brain.
  3. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Question for Capital Region RNs

    Yes, AMC does take on new undergrads. They have a pretty elaborate orientation program and yes they offer 12 hour shifts, but no they are not unionized. I relocated for this place thinking it was my new grad answer and had to leave at the end of orientation due to chest pains.
  4. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Nurse calls in because of herpes outbreak

    We had a CNA leave early because she began her period on the job and was only wearing a thong. The supervisor knew she wouldn't return once gone, so she gave her the day off. But the residents went without baths that morning. Harumph!!! Chloe
  5. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Who do I turn to?

    Well...I did go to the DON. After I was called on the carpet on my 3rd day by the nurse educator and the ADON!! Such a rap they gave me about how I have to understand where the CNA's come from when I was telling them all this!!! The management look the other way so that they can hold onto their staff since their turnover, as I have recently discovered, is so high! And the only reason they hired me is for my RN! They need someone with my degree to do the paperwork that even their charge and unit manager cannot due to their status as LPN's. Whatever that may be. So far I've noticed it's signing off on assessments and admissions. But the paperwork there is just plain retarded and this place fraudulently documents orders and they have zero check and balance on their meds. It's screaming for the state to come in! After I called the Ombudsman, she asked my permission to talk to the state and I was elated. Turns out this facility has a LOT of goings-on that the state is interested in. Something's about to hit the fan. Just a matter of whether I'll be there to see it. But jeesh! I wrote this when I realized that the chain of command is hardly adhered to by anybody there. They band together like the thieves that they are! Disgusted! Chloe
  6. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Is this reasonable or am I being a newbie?

    :yeahthat: I can attest to that. As well as add that it doesn't even cause the folks at my facility to wrinkle their noses. Cuz they know that they (and I mean the CNA's and the mgt kissing their behinds) have the state snowed and the CNA's run the ship. Where are all those umemployed folks that would love to have their jobs????? Chloe RN-BSN, BA
  7. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Who do I turn to?

    I'm not all too convinced that I won't make it through the exit door before they boot me out. I hope on my exit from this facility, that I can make a difference in the residents' lives and quality of life. The way day to day and night to night care is given at this facility is horrendous, and I feel like I'm their only advocate! I've come to care for them so much!! And so many just don't have family around to be their mouthpiece or be able to speak for themselves. My heart aches for them. Surely there must be somewhere I can be a good nurse and still make the mortgage after I leave this place. All of you that know from my previous threads understand what a difficult time I"m having breaking into this new field as a 2nd degree newbie. Thanks to all of you for your support!! Chloe RN-BSN, BA
  8. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Who do I turn to?

    Well, I just got off a lengthy phone call with my ombudsman. She assured me that I'm doing the right thing as advocate for my residents and she tells me they are already investigating based upon previous complaints, but due to confidentiality, she is not at liberty to tell me more. Then she asked permission to relay what I talked to her about with our state dept of health rep. I gave her a big ole green light and will continue to do my best to document all I see and hear. Thanks gang!! Chloe RN-BSN, BA
  9. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Who do I turn to?

    Sad indeed Jolie. I'm sorry to hear of this. I've seen the Ombudsmen poster. I will be sure to call in to them tomorrow when I report back to work. After I re-read what I wrote, I realize I barely glossed the horrors I've seen. But I would like to know what caregivers in other facilities consider an appropriate wait time for a call light to be answered. I was told last week when a family member was begging for my help, that 20 minutes wait is not unreasonable at all. Hmmm...auntie sitting shaky and overmedicated and in the middle of the night on the toilet with skin issues and risk for falls acceptable for 20 minutes, eh? Just doesn't seem right to me. yet the ADON is a horrible creature that allows this to continue in what she calls "the culture" of the facility. Why the hell was I hired? They obviously don't want an RN or any outsider. Chloe RN-BSN, BA
  10. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Who do I turn to?

    Good Morning y'all, what's the first step in blowing the whistle on my LTC facility? Who do I turn to? I keep hearing the fear in workers' voices each time they speak of "the state was here last night" or "the state wouldn't like_____". How do I get in touch with "the state"? They need to show on my unit to witness and either correct or shut down the darn place! Here's why: There's a fall every day And: PHI is being shouted down halls, tossed about and not shredded, left on counters for all to read and hear everybody's business And there's more: P&P blatantly disregarded to dress code/id badges/appearance/odor? Stealing snacks off food trays left for the residents? Using cell phones all during shift coming in late, leaving early, taking breaks when residents are on the call lights and ignoring them Insubordination, refusal to answer the call lights or tend to residents in need whew! So in addition to much more that just thinking about makes me incensed, can anyone offer some guidance to me to get the word out on this facility before I hightail it outta there and can salvage my own reputation and license? Thanks! Chloe RN-BSN, BA
  11. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Body pain as a new nurse?

    Valium for muscle stiffness???? Is your doc trying to get one over on you by trying to ease your anxiety in order to ease muscle pain? This doesn't sound right to me. Perhaps to allow you sleep, it's allowing you to relax, but I don't agree to it being used for this purpose when there are many others he/she could have prescribed or suggested OTC. Good luck with this. Be careful with this. It's a Benzo (anti-anxiety) agent. Chloe
  12. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Why did I ever go into Nursing?

    I agree with the OP. LTC treats newbies like it's their territory. They might as well pee on the walls to mark it that way. I'm sick of it. All they do is complain and loudly at that! Then if I try to suggest anything, I"m blackballed. The contradictions are prevalent both in hospital and LTC. And no way is the hospital less stressful!! Good grief! Time to figure out a way out of nursing and still pay off the costly damn debt. I need to get off the floor. I had no idea fellow hospital workers (nurses, CNA's, LPN's, etc...) could be so nasty. All I ever wanted to do was take care of the patients! Chloe
  13. Chloe'sinNYNow

    Why did I ever go into Nursing?

    WHOA!! let me understand this. you worked 6 hours overtime and the DON or Payroll hasn't stepped in yet to complain about THAT? That's just insane. I'm starting my new LTC position 7-3 this week. Still orienting, but I cannot imagine any hospital nor LTC even allowing that. Make sure you get paid for those hours!! Good luck with your decision and let us know how it turns out. Chloe RN-BSN, BA
  14. Chloe'sinNYNow

    LPN supervisors

    Wow, guess it's all relative. Good thing your C.O.L. is so low. It used to be that way here too, but since moving back after my 10 year absence, I've noticed the C.O.L. here has risen, but the rates of pay have not. Major sticker shock since returning home. VERY disappointed to be in such a great place and working so hard for such crappy wages. Chloe RN-BSN, BA
  15. Chloe'sinNYNow

    LPN supervisors

    LesMon, 13 Yrs experience and still under $20/hr???????????????????????????? SERIOUSLY?!?!?!? I don't understand this. Is this because your cost of living in Missouri is low? I'm starting out as a new grad at just under $18. I have my RN-BSN, but I thought the $10k/yr drop was due to my status as a new grad. Zoiks! will I ever get out of debt at such wages? Chloe RN-BSN, BA
  16. Chloe'sinNYNow

    An apology

    Let us not forget that there are people behind the titles. Everyone deserves to be treated with respect. No one is better than any other regardless of how many letters or what kind they have after their name. Chloe RN-BSN, BA (Hard earned, but still humble)