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Workitinurfava BSN, RN

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  1. I was on my way home and when I turned into my housing complex, I noticed a motorcycle, a man lying on the ground and few people standing outside their cars with car damage. I couldn't keep driving. i had to help. Immediately I thought he may need CPR. More people stopped and we all worked as a team to help this man. We also performed some first aid on his wounds. The life guard was only a few feet away so we had a first aid kit. 911 was called and right before they showed up, the man got up and started walking away. He didn't say anything. He than jumped into someone's car. I hope that man is okay. For him to walk away from a car/motorcycle accident, it makes you wonder. He was the only one injured from what I could see. A full report was given to the police by the person that called. Anyhow I was happy to have just freshly taken CPR. I was grateful that I could be a part of helping someone in need. I say this because as nurses we don't give ourselves enough credit. Have you done something to help someone outside of your job that made you happy to be a nurse?

  2. All you have to do, if you don't know off the top of your head is set up a math problem. 

    125 mg/x  100 mg/1 tablet =1.25


    I am used to taking test to get jobs. Things are different now, if you do take a test you are given the answers or very few math calculation problems. The people that last in the job aren't the math skilled types but rather the, I am willing to take the most bullshaz. When you look at the mar, it tells you how many pills the patient needs to get, all you have to do is cut them. The question is how do you check that what your doing is correct if your math skills suck.

  3. 2 hours ago, aingram71 said:

    I relate to this so much!  Working in ICU, I watched nurses drop like flies with back injuries.  I tried SAR, and just like you, I was happy for a while.  After 12-18 months, I get discontent.  My latest move was to FNP working 5 8-hour shifts in a clinic.  I often bring work home with me and chart late into the evening.  After only 12 months, I'm already feeling like I can't keep this up long-term. 

    I agree, I need to be independently wealthy and volunteer when and where I choose.

    "I agree, I need to be independently wealthy and volunteer when and where I choose."😁...luv this....

    I appreciate your honestly about the FNP. I have thought about doing it but something doesn't sit right with me concerning it. I have seen too many frazzeled looking NPs. Some look more burned out than the RNs on the floor.  The role reminds me of a doctors role but with less pay if you work for a doctor. I am considering HIM. I have so many classes for it already. It will be HIM or a coder position. I have seen RN coder positions. We will see.

  4. 5 minutes ago, Kooky Korky said:

    Maybe you should try to get your business moving better.

    Some people need change more than other people do.  Nothing wrong with that.

    Stop letting the HH people rope you into working such long hours.  Were you hired for full time (40 hours)?  If so, work the 40 and do not take work home, do not be available for anything but 40 hours.  They will abuse you as much as you let them. Put your tiny foot down.  

    Best wishes. 

    I worked home health for some time but didn't like it due to all of the driving and the fact that in order to get paid, you had to work over time. If the work didn't get finished, you would not get paid. She may have to walk away from this job.

  5. On 7/9/2019 at 9:20 AM, myoglobin said:

    Your story and my personal experiences causes me to ask the perpetual question of "why"?  Is it that this behavior occurs in all industries and is just undereported or is their something unique to nursing that causes "bullying" and "eating their young" to be a perpetual topic in nursing?  

    I think that with nursing it is more common because there are so many things that can go wrong, we work short-staffed thereby increasing the possibility of mistakes, held accountable for life and death situations (only a small margin for error) and someone will pay the price when these mistakes occur (it  is usually the nurse). I think all of these things make the perfect combination for the eating of the young. Many nurses can't handle the stress of it all so a new nurse or in-experienced nurse makes for the perfect meal. New nurses don't know enough to know what they do now, which makes it harder to fight back. New or in-experienced nurses are usually afraid to complain, because they don't want to lose their job, where will they go?, they don't have any experience to quickly get another job. I am not saying I am 100 percent right on everything but I have observed what I am speaking on.

  6. I don't think you are playing the victim. I feel you are voicing the truth. I feel as nurses we tend to think their is an issue with the nurse for complaining or saying something is not right here because sometimes there is only so much you can do or say to to help the hurting nurse, other than saying quit. You may have to take short cuts sometimes (safe ones), only respond to people to a point, cluster your care, than get to your charting. Work smarter not harder. 

  7. Try waking up up later in the day to be at work at 7pm. You may be a night worker and not know it. I like to stay up all night so it makes no sense for me to work a dayshift position. I also am not a morning person. I feel my best later in the day, and also I don't like dealing with morning traffic.

  8. Nurses are all on different levels. In the past I wasn't in a position that was a good fit for me so learning was difficult because I really didn't want to do what I was asked to do(I didn't like the position). Are you okay with the Position/floor you are on? Start there first. Next are you afraid of looking like you are, "dumb"? Please don't be. With nursing you must be engaged mentally because you have peoples lives in your hands. You also need to protect your license. You really want to advance your skills now because as time goes on, your resume will reflect that you know more than you do and people will wonder why you don't. I know it is hard to be questioned and some nurses aren't very nice when they correct you, but if you really want this job to work, put more effort in. You preceptor will only be with you for a short time and then you can do things how you want. If you don't know something read up on it. Nurses tend to have a clan mentality because we all need each other to survive on the floors. You were tested by your preceptor, deemed to have an attitude and not care about the position and her efforts in training you. Although you are done with nursing school, you aren't finished with learning. You must study what you are learning at work at work or at home. As time goes on it will get easier. As I said, if you do like the position stick with it and put all you have into it because you will be so miserable and with the target on your back, it will be hard to cope. I have seen quiet type work, and have no one mess with them because they know their job really well. Hold your tongue, keep control over your anger, it is not always personal, if it is who cares as long as you can go to work and get paid, learn how to be more diplomatic, tell the person thank you for helping you, take notes and pick and choose your battles. You have potential but don't kill it. I am not sure what will happen next but if you can turn things around try hard.

  9. 8 hours ago, Gennaver said:

    It really seems like it could be your references if you landed an interview and felt they went great.

    Possibly weed out your reference list to people you really know can give you a good recommendation and are people whose recommendation has validity to it.


    p.s. edit to add: maybe check your credit score or even online reputation score, (I did this myself after several no replies to my application. it turned out my online myelife reputation score was terrible due to myelife needing clarification on information and my credit score had a fake debt and false information on there from a previous malicious landlord. Once I fixed that I got two interviews and hired by two places within a month or so!!)

    Interesting. Nursing employers look up your credit score?

  10. Problem is your panicking before the report. You know more than you think. First focus on what you did and what needs to be done. If you can't remember everything just talk on those two thinks mostly. The history is important but it can be looked up. As time goes on add everything together. 

  11. 32 minutes ago, Oldmahubbard said:

    My husband, not a nurse, was a completely different person when he stopped working nights.

    For me it's the opposite. I am happier on nights and don't plan to come off of it. I can do days now but don't want to. I like sleeping in, in the morning. I am a night owl naturally. I know it's not good to do nights but so much goes on during the day. It's not for me right now. I can actually sit down on nights plus do other stuff.

  12. 5 hours ago, Forest2 said:

    When I get stressed I get heart irregularities, I assume PVC's and sometimes an regular irregular beat.  Which makes me feel very weird.  I therefore try not to get stressed.  Nightshift can be a beast for some people, sounds like you like it but your body doesn't.  Day shift can be much more stressful.  Labs, xrays, other procedures, all sorts of staff including doctors, visitors and patients are awake and on their lights.  It certainly is not fun and maybe be just as bad for you as night shift.  If I were you, I would try clinic work.

    Dayshift is the first beast, and night shift is the 2nd. You made a good point. It is like trading one thing for another but both are from the same coin, just two different sides of it.

  13. 5 hours ago, Forest2 said:

    Was it accidental or on purpose?  You might lose work but I don't think you will lose your license.  They might be more forgiving if you accidentally nodded off at the desk, they wouldn't be as forgiving if you were caught sleeping in a bed.  Does HH stand for home health?

    Most likely accidental. I have seen people nod off more times then I can count. Many people have a hard time staying awake at a time that the body is naturally programmed to be up.

  14. 9 hours ago, Kooky Korky said:

    You were fired.  Maybe you can glean some info as to why.

    Whether someone was or was not a Charge Nurse, you can ask them for a reference if you worked with them and they could give some feedback about you.

    Do you have to list this job on your resume?  Maybe you were just taking some time off after school and NCLEX.

    I think it utterly stinks that you were given absolutely no inkling that you were being fired and the reasons for that.  Have you sat down with your former boss to see what you can learn?  Maybe you get a few minutes with him or her.  Put it as you would really appreciate his or her help.  You do have to move on and would really appreciate any pointers for improvement and demystification of this ridiculous mess.

    Good luck.  You will find something.

    or caring for a family member...

  15. Are you a job hopper? What kind of questions are you being asked? Don't volunteer information. Don't discuss conflicts with co-workers. Have it worked out why you left the previous place and make sure you have done your research on the current place. For example, "Why did you leave the last place?". You: "I left because of a scheduling conflict, I can't work weekends". I took a position working a shift that I swore I would never take, come to find out I like it better than the one I used to work. You may be giving the same interviews (same energy).The longer you are unemployed, the longer you can become jaded and feel like no one will hire you so why dress to impress or practice interviewing. Education can only be used so much as a reason why a person leaves a job. I am not saying you are doing these things I am saying, you should keep these things in mind. I got a job once because the manager said we are hiring for this shift and I said no, but then I changed my mind and said ok. I was like you know what, I can do it. You may have to do this if you are at point of desperation and need a job.

  16. Working nights can pay you another 8 to 10 dollars an hour at some places so you could make 40 instead of 32. The issue is working the shifts/nights and not having someone to help out with the girls. You could eventually get to the point of working 8 hour shifts. I know of some places that make exceptions, although staff may not be happy you get to do this, it does happen. I don't know if it would be worth it, need more info.

  17. If the OP has to apologize it will set the wrong tone. She may as well apologize as soon as she clocks in for work every day. Atleast the OP tried to help. The nurse has clearly been doing Bps wrong her whole time working at this place. Sometimes you can't pull someone aside to correct them, and even still, teaching can be in that moment. We are taught to correct each other. OP didn't do it in a nasty way either. If anything the nurse should apologize for not giving the OP a chance to explain herself and escalating things when it didn't need to go to that point. Now the whole office knows what happened but I am sure the nurse didn't tell it like it happened. She probably said some other stuff. The NP needs to apologize to the OP because she didn't give the OP a chance to speak. She goes to her and says apologize. There should have been a meeting. What the OP did does not require an apology. All 3 need to have a meeting since that nurse wants to take it there. Just imagine something more serious happens, they will throw you under the bus OP, without your day in court


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