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Workitinurfava

Workitinurfava BSN, RN

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    Running late?, during report stay on topic so I can go home!

    You do have a valid point.
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    Running late?, during report stay on topic so I can go home!

    After 12 hours, I am like, it is time to go. I give my reports as fast as I can.
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    Running late?, during report stay on topic so I can go home!

    Exactly! This is the first time I have encountered this with this person so I am now going to be two steps ahead.
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    Running late?, during report stay on topic so I can go home!

    Ummm Umm, o man. Not good. I once had a nurse that acts a a charge nurse at times (whom was giving me report) tell me everything went well and the patients BP is 70/40. I was like go sort that out before you leave. He did and came back to me with the new BP. Really like I am suppose to start out my shift dealing with a BP that low.
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    Running late?, during report stay on topic so I can go home!

    I like that you give a departure time.
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    Running late?, during report stay on topic so I can go home!

    She made coffee. Geez. She was stalling because she didn't want to start her shift. The notebook.....all things that take up so much time.
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    Running late?, during report stay on topic so I can go home!

    In that moment I couldn't have patience because I was so tired and now after reading your post I am glad I said something on the spot because I don't want to think about this later in life. Thanks for your post.
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    I've Been Employed at 7 Facilities as a New Grad RN

    no support I meant-
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    I've Been Employed at 7 Facilities as a New Grad RN

    I listed all of my many jobs once( in different areas of nursing), and was basically asked a butt load of questions about it during the interview. No you won't most likely get hired. It will be a red flag. I am just being honest. This is a prime example of when being honest will cost you to not get hired, sheez she won't even get the job to later be fired from it, trying to explain a bucket load of jobs that she has had in the past. If the person has there mind right and doesn't plan to job hop again, as I have, I say do what you have to do. To the OP, private message me if you would like to. I have been at my current place longer than any position I have had in this past year. I don't plan on leaving. I did a lot of soul searching. At the end of the day, most employers aren't completely honest with the employees, having them thinking they are getting hired into ideal positions, only to find out it is the complete opposite once they start working, and then offering them on support to navigate around the BS when they try.
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    They almost had me fooled

    It will hold you up from getting your work done, so if that is your fustration, I get it. I worked at a hospital similar to yours. Some of the nurses were trained to do the US method for IV sticks but still, since IV's tend to get infiltrated more often than not or get pulled out, you will be held up in getting those IV fluids in the patients, which will hold you up in getting off on time but what can you do.
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    My career is costing me my mental health and I am afraid

    Nursing requires more than it sounds like you can give. I can't think of one position in nursing that will not exacerbate your symptoms. Put your health first and heal yourself before you worry about taking care of others. Good luck and best wishes.
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    Integrity - Should I say something

    When you get out of school and into the workforce be prepared to report a lot of the people you will be working with. Do what you feel is necessary but just know this isn't isolative to nursing school. It happens at work as well. It all depends on the level that it is at.
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    Is 63 to old to start nursing school?

    Why is the question?, and to answer you, no you aren't too old.
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    I've Been Employed at 7 Facilities as a New Grad RN

    Well, I feel you will have to find some sort of peace with something or you won't hold a nurse position for long going forwards. I also think you may want to look into another career as a back up. Try to work your way out of nursing if you can, the sooner the better. It is probably the conditions that you have an issue with and the conditions will never totally go away no matter what job you work. This is a serving field that over time will ask more and more of nurses so work as a nurse and try to get something going on the side, or save money so you can do something else. It is totally ok. Why put yourself through all of the job bouncing and headache?
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    I have trouble pulling up clear liquid into a syringe

    It can depend on the consistency of the liquid and the needle you are using, when it comes to the difficulty of it.
  16. I understand. Hopefully they won't force you to do it. Many places with a contract or not can try to force you or find away to push you out of the position if you don't comply. Try to fight it if they do.
  17. Night worker here, days depresses me more. Are you sure you aren't up to it?
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    ICU Nurse Fired For Refusing 3rd Patient

    Even speaking up on problematic co-workers can possibly get one fired.
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    ICU Nurse Fired For Refusing 3rd Patient

    Problem is there will always be someone willing to take her job instead of fighting for what is right. Money is the root. Hospitals want to make as much money as possible and get away with doing things unsafe, meanwhile creating policies that halfway work because of the overstaffing.
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    ICU Nurse Fired For Refusing 3rd Patient

    Hence why people won't speak up and just keep their heads down (work in silence and suffer).
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    I quit during orientation.

    Some times certain things that happen to us are meant to show us something we need to see. I don't think it is an issue of nursing not being for you because the pace of certain positions depends on the position and shift you work. If you get into the right area of nursing your pace of work could already be were it needs to be or because things click for you, your pace would increase. You can only go so fast when you don't understand what you are doing. I don't mean that to say that you can't learn, but it will be a challenge and it looks like you decided you weren't up for it. That is perfectly fine. I felt this way when I worked as an ICU step down nurse. I learned that I don't like doing much medsurgy type stuff. It is sometimes hard to overcome something you simply aren't into.
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    Day shift?

    I work the night shift (12 hours in a hospital on a mental health floor) and I am being offered the day shift but I don't want to work it. Am I crazy? Truth is for some odd reason where I work, the day shift is short-staffed. I can't wrap my head around it. I like ducking and dodging management, not having to deal with too many families, and being able to to avoid the "staff detectives" that watch your every move while you work ( the ones that say, did you foam in and out?). I don't want to get in my car early in the morning, and have to drive to work. It would take me an hour or more with traffic to get to work on time. It only takes me about 30 minutes to get to work right now. My body has adjusted to working nights pretty well. I have the flow down. I feel at peace for once in my life despite the challenges of nursing. For all of previous nursing positions I have worked days and I always had a strong urge to quit them. Nights has it's challenges but I am managing them. Occasionally I look like the below picture but I am fine. What do you think?
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    Day shift?

    For now it is nursing for me and nights, if something changes that is non nursing I may be open to day shift. I am staying with this shift because for once in my life I feel at peace. I don't feel like quitting nursing. I feel I have a little more left in me to contribute to the field and also make decent money to pay my bills. You made some great points. Thanks!
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    Day shift?

    I like the shift differential as well, its a added bonus.
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    Day shift?

    Everything you said is correct. On the day shift there are so many people needing so many things at the same time. The interruptions come too often. I like my life outside of the hospital as well. I shop at night, clean my house quietly and plan for the next day. I can always do a little something on all of the days of the week regardless if I work or not. If I work the day shift it will be hard to maintain this life I have right now. I think I am a natural night owl. I like to stay up late and sleep in. I will stick with nights for now.
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