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Workitinurfava BSN, RN

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  1. On the other hand, atleast they are upfront about it, instead of trying to build a case against you to get you fired when all it is, is your age that they have a problem with and not your quality of work.

  2. On 12/3/2019 at 3:37 PM, Nurselexii said:

    I am probably over responding to everyone’s comment but I want to point out your statement about how other jobs are difficult and dehumanizing. I think that’s why many people may feel like they have to stay in nursing . (The following suggestion may be best suited for the millennial and young generation x ) but I think In this technological evolved world there are many technological well paying job opportunities, every hospital currently uses an EMR, and its hard to think of it but guess who is behind the structure , flow , creation and execution of those EMR’s? Very tech advanced people as well as medical professionals to make it easy to understand for nurses , what about those people you call in the help desk that transfers you to the tech guy who can fix your computer by remoting into it , they are literally working from home . 



    Many nurses went to nursing school for the security , but all the administration side of nursing that has essentially made bedside nursing a terror can be done by nurses . I think even the fact that someone has been a bedside nurse first will really appreciate that cushy high paying secured job , such as auditing , consulting of emr software to hospitals , many people just feel like they can’t do anything else , but no nurse has to be the bottom of the food chain if they don’t want .


    *please excuse all spelling errors 

    It is not as simple as you make it appear. I had a non-nurse supervisor at a hospital call center. All my boss needed to get the job was a master's degree in business and some experience.  When ever I had questions about how to handle some of the patients medical issues, he quickly let me know that he is not a nurse and would not be able to help me. These types of situations are becoming more and more common.


    On 12/9/2019 at 5:31 PM, Riqta said:

    Yes but I want feedback of colleages from worldwide. And we do not use catheter sets as it was shown in videos on youtube.We need to gather equipment on tray and procedure is done by two persons( executor and assistant).


    So it is important to say your opinion of picture.

    You do have a point as to some of the videos are in correct or done differently depending on who and what.

  4. Try to get used to hearing, you need to improve on this or do better at this, it is at the core of nursing. However know that if you aren't in danger of losing your job, you are doing things right enough. Your preceptor does not seem to know how to communicate without sounding to harsh. You are coming into a setting where people are used to their crew and have to find away to accept you plus help you. Keep that in mind.

  5. 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.

  6. 5 hours ago, kp2016 said:

    I think part of the problem is a lot of nurses are in no position to give back the money which effectively leaves them trapped. I imagine this isn't news to the hospitals, seems a little predatory to me.

    I have never personally taken a sign on bonus or signed any sort of contract that had a penalty for me resigning. I've been offered a bonus/ relocation incentive a few times but always stayed away from them. I've had enough jobs to know I never want to be in a position where I can't resign and walk away. Knowing I could quit anytime I wanted too was all that got me through some shifts.

    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.

  7. 15 hours ago, kp2016 said:

    Interesting side note. From multiple posts i've read here, The high cost of recruiting and training new nurses is often used as the reason that nurses are forced to sign a penalty clause $$ if they quit within X time frame. It would seem that you have a point. Measures to improve nursing retention like I don't know staffing appropriately would save them money long term.

    To me it is the same (for just a few minutes, let's throw out the idea of saving money because right now it isn't happening), they may as well put the money to a better cause (don't hire a ton more of nurses often, just staff appropriately, it's the same thing), they are hiring the nurses often (high turnover rate) that they claim are to expensive (when staffing appropriately).

  8. 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.

  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?


  10. On 9/28/2013 at 10:15 AM, manusko said:

    The owners get paid even more so why shouldn't the athletes get what they can? You can't compare the two. People do the same thing with comparing teachers. The biggest difference would have to be that 50,000 plus people will never pack a stadium to watch you insert a foley cath. I'm not saying its fair but it is the world we live in.

    Maybe the patients who need to learn how to do it themselves would. Lol!

  11. On 10/23/2019 at 8:02 PM, AnaLong said:

    I mean that I am to function as the nurse and the NP.  I don’t know about your facility but mine wants us to see every patient that comes though the door.  So if it’s 20-30 they should all be seen by me.  I must call them back, get vitals, provide care, blood draws, PAP smears, EPSDTs, referrals, etc without a nurse.  Just me and a receptionist!  That’s what I mean by alone.  They would scoff at having 2 MAs. 

    Geez, even the FNP can't catch a break. This is why I am not sure I want to become a NP

  12. On 10/19/2019 at 10:44 PM, Power2020 said:


     very interesting gender point. I do believe that is true. 

    kooky korky


    thank you for the response. Yes you are right it is a hard situation to report or not- considering the main manager has their back. 

    easy to say report little things sure....but silent retaliation does exist. in medicine it is easy to have upset patients or make an error (something small like forgetting to send in the prescription...) and if staff don't have your back it makes your job difficult. 



    I do agree that upper management (medical director) is completely aware and does not want to be involved with fighting with the manager too much. great point. 

    problem is I went in all energetic and excited i guess with a expectation of work family? that crashed and burned fast and now I can't really get my mind off my work when I'm off. 



    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. I would not leave, what is the point? You will run into something similar somewhere else. Don't leave  unless it gets so bad that you can't tolerate any of it, just stay put. The whole leave if you are unhappy only works if you have the option to work in a place that is super rare. The conditions are making you unhappy and these conditions exist in so many places, that is why nurses job hop so much to the point they leave the field completly. Most places have medical assistants like the one your are describing. If someone at work ask me for a tylenol I tell them no. There is too much that can go wrong. Just focus more on providing care to the patients. Keep professional boundaries between you and the staff. If you don't understand what that means, educate yourself on it, like is this or that appropriate before you act. If the staff member did not check in to see you, she is on her own, sorry but that is just the way it goes. Not saying you don't assist her to get help but you don't given her an injection that requires a precription from you. The staff will come around in time. They just have to get use to you. Sadly many assistants do pretty much run places because they are allowed to by higher powers so it will take some gentle pushing to get them to listen. Management or your boss most likely knows this stuff is going on and does not want to get involved so be careful how you go about addressing it. I find that getting the staff to respect you is more effective then reporting them to a boss that doesn't care. It takes time and it is all in how you ask sometimes.

  14. On 11/26/2014 at 5:51 PM, Bronte03 said:

    I had a manager who literally screamed at me in front of the ortho specialist's doing their morning rounds, patients and their families infact she just didn't care. the junior doctors on the floor would pull me aside when she left to make sure I was okay after the latest rant. families and patients wanted to know where they could put in a complaint about her (for the 10 mths I was there) Other staff just told me to stay away she was nothing but trouble. She even went off with the Director Nursing how poorly I worked and with no empathy or skills. I spent a lot of time in the toilet with other staff members trying to console me through her constant tirades. I was doing my first year and had to go interstate in order to get my hours so I stuck it out. The funny thing eventually was I'd done my first bed handover and who was standing their but the director. I went out to her and asked how I did. She replied with completely professional and great skills. My empathy was given at 100% I cared. the families would come in and ask to speak to the manager about my performance. I pointed her out and asked them to put it in writing.. In those 10 months I was asked to nurse a particular patient every day. The letters kept piling up, she ignored them. Just yelled even harder. In the end I collapsed, she was really happy not to have me on the floor. I resigned (had my hours) and have not been on a ward since. And have no desire whatsoever. I loved my career I was happy no violent patient was even a problem. Where to next?

    Vet nursing (that is what they call us in my country) if they misbehave there is always a cage to put them in until they settle. Perhaps I will feel needed and regain confidence.

    If only we could put some of these animalistic people in cages, O well. 


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