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Alex_RN

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    Alex_RN reacted to Blue_Moon, BSN in Can they just switch me from days to nights?   
    They can usually do whatever they want to meet their needs. Did your contract specifically say nights? Maybe she just assumes you'd rather have days. I'd let her know you need nights and maybe she'll work with you. 
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from TAKOO01 in Sitting down - New nurse looking for advice   
    I work in a large hospital with many specialty positions. Some ideas:
    Procedure specific nursing, like GI, Cardiac,Interventional Radiology. They all stand but it seems more planned and organized.
    Nurse Educators don't seem to be on their feet as much. We have them for both patients, like diabetes, and unit-specific for staff.
    Good luck!  In my experience there are a lot of one of a kind, never heard of, type jobs out there. I bet you will find one that fits you.
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from TriciaJ, RN in Written Up   
    It is not official but I often tell patients that I cannot give narcs within an hour of each other and I make it a point to check and chart the BP before the second narc.
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    Alex_RN reacted to Rose_Queen, BSN, MSN, RN in Sitting down - New nurse looking for advice   
    Nurse educators need to have the experience to know what they’re educating about. Definitely not a job for someone with less than at least 5 years in that specialty. 
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from NICUismylife, ADN, BSN, RN in Nursing prerequisites   
    You need to very careful and make sure the pre-reqs you take are accepted by the program you want. All of the classes you listed were required in-person and with additional lab in my program.
    Meet with a counselor at the program you want and then work backwards to plan your pre-reqs and anything else you might be able to take ahead of time. 
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    Alex_RN reacted to Jedrnurse, BSN, RN in $750 CA RN License??? No way!   
    Low-lying fruit for revenue...
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from AbbyLane in Trigger Warning!   
    I find trigger warnings to be triggering.
    Sorry, I could not resist.  I believe political correctness to have a place, like politeness, in civil discourse.  And like politeness, if you are impolite or politically incorrect towards me, my head is not going to explode. I am not harmed. 
    I am genuinely saddened that political correctness has morphed into this giant stupid thing.
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    Alex_RN reacted to TheMoonisMyLantern, ADN, RN in Trigger Warning!   
    I get what you're saying but I really think your mileage may vary with this. I live in a very conservative part of the country and throughout my life have faced vandalism, public humiliation, assault, and even sexual abuse simply for being who I am and not at the hands of SJW's or radical liberals but at the hands of good ole boy God fearin' conservatives. There are parts of town that I and others like me do not go to due to safety issues, not because it's unsafe for everyone just certain minorities. We are unwelcome at many places of worship and even receiving healthcare can put you in contact with biased providers who stereotype and treat your differently. One year I had 5 HIV screens because my provider was convinced that I had HIV due to symptoms that I had and even after 5 negative results and different tests used she remained convinced that I had this. Imagine being told by you're doctor "I'm sure you have HIV." not a nice place to be, needless to say I changed providers.
    And that's not even to mention my spiritual beliefs which I am unable to share with anyone in my community due to ridicule and intolerance. I would literally be socially cast out of the community if I wore and emblem of my faith like what most people are able to. Where I live if you aren't Christian, you're not a person, I'm not being dramatic, I'm being dead serious. Had a patient one time in my community who was admitted to the hospital and had a satanic bible with them. I could understand why someone may be uncomfortably with a patient with such an opposite belief system but it became an issue because all the nurses and CNA's except myself and two others refused to provide care. Her physician even transferred her care to another provider due to this patient's religion. For the record the patient was very pleasant and very easy to take care of. 
     
    I could go on, but my point is that depending on where you are in this country experiences can differ wildly. And maybe none of these things by themselves are terrible but when you experience these events year after year it starts to chip away at you. Some places DO need SJW's because the level of oppression is intense, we are a free country but trust me there are still many places where people certainly don't have the freedom to simply be who they are and live in peace.
    That being said, violence and intolerance does happen on both sides and that needs to stop. We all have to share this world together and there's no sense in hating one another just because we have different opinions.
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    Alex_RN reacted to beekee in How many times have you been exposed to TB this year?   
    I appreciate that the admission questions about communicable diseases is pretty far down the list. Why would I need to know if you might have TB until several minutes after I’ve been in a room with you without any PPE. Good times. 
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from AbbyLane in Trigger Warning!   
    I find trigger warnings to be triggering.
    Sorry, I could not resist.  I believe political correctness to have a place, like politeness, in civil discourse.  And like politeness, if you are impolite or politically incorrect towards me, my head is not going to explode. I am not harmed. 
    I am genuinely saddened that political correctness has morphed into this giant stupid thing.
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from AbbyLane in Trigger Warning!   
    I find trigger warnings to be triggering.
    Sorry, I could not resist.  I believe political correctness to have a place, like politeness, in civil discourse.  And like politeness, if you are impolite or politically incorrect towards me, my head is not going to explode. I am not harmed. 
    I am genuinely saddened that political correctness has morphed into this giant stupid thing.
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    Alex_RN reacted to Emergent in Trigger Warning!   
    I was triggered on this thread. But, I made a conscious choice to let it go and carry on with my day, instead of violating the TOS and get kicked off the site.😎
     
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from AbbyLane in Trigger Warning!   
    I find trigger warnings to be triggering.
    Sorry, I could not resist.  I believe political correctness to have a place, like politeness, in civil discourse.  And like politeness, if you are impolite or politically incorrect towards me, my head is not going to explode. I am not harmed. 
    I am genuinely saddened that political correctness has morphed into this giant stupid thing.
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    Alex_RN reacted to Wuzzie in Is it just me or is nursing school not as difficult as everyone makes it sound?   
    I highly recommend you keep this particular thought to yourself around your fellow students. Verbalizing it is guaranteed to make you extremely unpopular. If the subject comes up just nod and smile solicitously. 
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    Alex_RN reacted to JackChase1212, BSN, RN in Is it just me or is nursing school not as difficult as everyone makes it sound?   
    I did my BSN in an accelerated program so I can’t speak to a regular paced program. I went straight through, no breaks, clinicals all over... I remember falling asleep in my car in between a clinical and class on more than one occasion. The sheer pressure of it over time was very difficult for everyone in my program. It’s all in how you approach it though I think. If you’re not organized it will become harder than if you stay on top of things. There were definitely some students who were clearly more intelligent than others, however, other factors play a part in one’s success. Ability to navigate clinical environments came naturally to me, whereas some of the top student struggled there. Everyone is different, but there’s more than one way to get to the end of the tunnel. I was successful in my program...top of the class, but no doubt about it, I worked my tail off for it. 🙂
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    Alex_RN reacted to Emergent in Nurse Charged With Homicide   
    I have a feeling that someone with clout, associated with the hospital,  is behind this. Someone who perhaps plays golf with the chief prosecutor?
    How convenient,  to divert attention away from the hospital's deficiencies by vilifying this unfortunate woman.  
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from OldDude in Latex Balloons   
    I am reminded of an acute care patient with a stated latex allergy. We took full precautions, which is a hassle.  Turns out she just didn't like how latex sounded.
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from OldDude in Latex Balloons   
    I am reminded of an acute care patient with a stated latex allergy. We took full precautions, which is a hassle.  Turns out she just didn't like how latex sounded.
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from OldDude in Latex Balloons   
    I am reminded of an acute care patient with a stated latex allergy. We took full precautions, which is a hassle.  Turns out she just didn't like how latex sounded.
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    Alex_RN got a reaction from canoehead, BSN, RN in Failed for Clinical-but no proof   
    As someone said above, you got off on the wrong foot and stayed there.  As I read your account, I, too, am uncomfortable with your performance.  Everyone (other nurses, your instructors, etc.) are just people and no one is perfect.  None of the people you work with: you future managers, etc., are going to manage you perfectly, like a TV lawyer. You need to bring your own common sense and not rely on others to tell you exactly how to behave professionally.
    Your instructors are acting on how uncomfortable your performance is making them and their efforts to get you off the floor are imprecise and not exactly perfect. I would not want to be responsible for managing you and would not trust you to care for my loved one, and no one at your school is interested in taking on that kind of liability. There is literally no good reason for them to support you at this point.
    Yes, expectations were poorly communicated: "what happens on the unit stays on the unit" was not clear to you. Unfortunately, telling you to grow up, take responsibility, be engaged, and behave professionally is also vague and probably not helpful to you. But that is how life is.
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