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Sostuckrn

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  1. Sostuckrn

    New vent, old topic

    I'm confused if you are not allowed to do these things or if you are wondering why no one can do them correctly. I will never understand some of the people deemed safe in pdn. Even if you warn the agency nothing gets done.
  2. Sostuckrn

    New vent, old topic

    ouch! I have seen many incompetent nurses in my day too. Some of those are really bad! 😵
  3. Sostuckrn

    Terrible Twos?

    (Can you imagine going to court explaining that? Your honor, on that day I was busy doing laundry and making lunch for the patient while watching the patient play. The trach fell out and the child ran and wouldn't come back. Judge: I thought you were the nurse? Nurse: I am the nurse. But I babysit, I'm the kids personal chef, and maid. Judge: So how can you be a nurse while you're doing all of those other tasks?) Right? Good one. I don't do those tasks, let me be clear. In my case the babysitting refers to the fact that the parents expect us to play with their child for the entire shift. Do they play with them? Nope!!!
  4. The agency is also adding to the guilt. They are buttering me up and begging me to stay.
  5. Ok. I can see why you would say that. I also think it's natural to become attached to a patient you've cared for for years. I will take this as another reason why it's good that I'm moving on.
  6. Sostuckrn

    Old wives tales

    No wat that actually happened. Funny story, though!
  7. Sostuckrn

    Terrible Twos?

    Ha! Wouldn't that be nice if they had a babysitter?! We are their babysitters!
  8. Sostuckrn

    Terrible Twos?

    I have dealt with this a lot also. I worked with a child who was extremely abusive to the nurses. He was 5, so not a toddler although his mental age was. He would kick you hard! He would get in his walker, get an evil look and come charging for you to kick your shins! Mom didn't even want the nurses to say no. That wasn't fun.
  9. I just got a new hospital job. I am leaving a family I have been with for years. I am feeling so very, very guilty. The guilt is making me question my decision. í ½í¸¥
  10. Good one!!! 😂😂😂
  11. Sostuckrn

    Peds nurse. Long term job search. Very frustrated!

    Thank you! I'm so nervous! I'm really hoping I'm making the right choice!!!
  12. I think the experience trumps that. I tried for years to get a hospital job with pdn experience. If the market is as bad as I've heard, you could use varied experience. Plus 2 years is a good amount of time at a job.
  13. Definitely try for a hospital since you're not moving immediately. It sounds like the job market is pretty tough in ca.
  14. Sostuckrn

    Peds nurse. Long term job search. Very frustrated!

    Thanks! I got the job!!! Now I'm so nervous about being able to learn the job. It's peds and adults. Seems like majority adults. That will be different for me! I'm so ready to learn though!
  15. There are safe and unsafe environments just like any other area of nursing. There are plenty of small nurses in pdn. Your employer should know about the specific cases and you can ask about the environment.
  16. Sostuckrn

    Ambulatory RN interview- med/surg experience

    I agree with a suit or nice blouse. I would just prepare for typical behavioral questions. You should be plenty qualified!