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Workitinurfava BSN, RN

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    What is night shift actually like?

    It's not as busy as days. Honestly I like it better. You don't pass as much medication. There will be times that you can sit down. That is impossible to do if you work the dayshift, plus management wants you to look busy. Your manager won't be there at night to micro-manage you. You will use this phrase, "that will have to wait untill tommorrow during the dayshift". That phrase can you get you yelled at but most patients understand. There are downsides but I feel working at night is less of everything. You will still work hard though. I was asked to come off of night shift for days and I said, no way. O yea, you should get paid more money which is a bonus. I should not forget to tell you that the patients go to bed, unlike days (most of them). You will become an admission expert.
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    What would cause this?

    Release of sphincters or muscles. Bacteria also has a hand in this I think. It's not uncommon in death.
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    6,500 Nurses to Go Out on Strike 09/20/19 in Four States

    It's about time, change is needed, especially with safer nurse patient ratios. I hope they win. I just wrote a post about this because what will happened is more and more patients wil be put on the nurse. Techs won't be able to save us or help us enough. I got the here we go again response from some of the nurses on this site.
  4. Get help, know your limitations and chose yourself over a nursing career if it comes down to it.
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    So we have enough nurses nursing supervisor, really?

    Interesting point of view, nurses may be less likely to leave if they had enough help. Being short-staffed can be the straw that breaks the camels back and what ends up happening is nurses keep job hopping, most likely finding out that many places are the same.
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    Tired and burnt out from the abuse

    All I can offer you is a it is rough and even changing this and that doesn't always make it better. You either have to push through in staying with nursing (changing this and that) or get out of it.
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    So we have enough nurses nursing supervisor, really?

    What cost more?, the high turnover rate or just staffing appropriately, which should help to maintain nurses. I worked at a place that hired 5 nurses in the 3 months that I was there. After a year of working at this place, 4 more nurses were hired. So many nurses would quit. This same thing goes on everywhere. You do the math. It cost more to hire nurses in such short spans of time. Nurses might stay longer, therefore costing the hospitals less money if the staffing was appropriate. If a place has orientation every few months, it can't be that worried about the cost of a nurse. The whole point of the post is that sometimes some nurses can be their own worst enemy.
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    So we have enough nurses nursing supervisor, really?

    RNNPICU I am not sure how to answer your question. Pretty much most places are short staffed. I like my job and am great at it, I just don't know how a nurse could say, we can't use more help. I don't get it and don't want to get it.
  9. A higher up admin lady visited my unit and asked if we needed anything, if any changes could help the unit to run smoother and the nursing supervisor (this is the same one that rarely leaves her office to help the nurses out but she is great with delegating work to nurses that are already bombarded to help her buddy nurses out) said, we only need more techs but not anymore nurses, we have enough. Do we really? Where I work, the nurses are overworked due to not having enough nurses. We are each doing the work of atleast two nurses. Stuff like this pizzes me off. One of the nurses agreed. I disagreed. The nurse felt that if we hired more nurses it would affect the current nurses in that, we would not get raises. Well when the turnover rate is so bad that the loss in many of nurses leaving exceeds the cost to just higher enough nurses, creating stability for the unit, what is the point in not hiring more nurses?
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    Failed -- unacceptable reason

    Your beliefs on this matter will get you into a lot of trouble in the future if you continue to pursue nursing because as a nurse you will always have to know more and do more.
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    !!!I need some advice...failing med surg!!!

    You need to study like your life depends on it. Your grades show that you can pass so either you don't care enough, not studying hard enough or aren't seeking help to understand the material. Next time be prepared and cut things out in your life that you can, so that you can focus on studying. It is really that simple for you.
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    Would you stay?

    A similar thing happened to me but with time the assistants got used to me and showed respect because I can handle situations but I also let them give me their suggestions to show them that we are a team when it is appropriate.
  13. Until the nurse is in a real situation enough times to perfect what they know, practice on dummies and unreal situations are only so helpful.
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    Don't yell at co-workers in front of people

    If only we could put some of these animalistic people in cages, O well.
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    Suspended for touching a child's head and face

    Has anyone ever said anything to you about not touching children they way you did? Your situation just reminded me of an admission that I did. I sad down in the room in front of the computer and the patient a female, sat her chair close to mine. I had to tell her that I have to move back because I can't be that close to her. She took it well. Nowadays as nurses we really have to watch our backs because there are so many of us (so many nurses being pumped out of schools) that we are easily replaceable. The other thing is I am noticing many nurses whom are close to reaching retirement being fired. I personally would have asked the patient if it is okay for me to touch them in an appropriate way of course. I also notice many nurses at my job doing IM injections in the patients butt but if I can go for the deltoid I do. I know that the buttocks allows for more medication adminstration versus the deltoid so I weigh my options and see if the deltoid is a choice I can make.
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    I Was Fired...for Being Abrasive and Having Attitude

    Shame about it is a hospital will allow a slacker that is friendly to retain the job over someone who is trying to get the job done that is more direct. Nothing in your post warranted you being fired the way you were. You weren't given enough time to be allowed in the cliques environment (nursing politics at its finest). There are way more post of new grads suffering abuse from co-workers then I can count. Since you weren't the bosses favorite you weren't given immunity either. Next time don't cry in front of a co-worker who is making a judgement about you, it comes across that they are completely right about what they feel about you. I have a feeling that this place does this all the times until they find the right one that they can push around. The people complaining had no real examples of what you were doing and saying that was wrong but just told you to change. Provide an example of something you were asked and how you responded with no filter.