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  1. Fired. How To Get Over It.

    I told a hiring manager at an interview a few years ago that if they contacted a particular previous employer that they likely wouldn't hear stellar things about me. I also gave a quick description of a few of their practices we didn't see eye to eye...
  2. Nursing Shortage

    When I started nursing a million years ago there was a "nursing shortage" leadership at my hospital met with us to look for ways to improve moral and retention, the meeting started with them stating "we will not discuss pay rates, pay is not the issu...
  3. Offered a raise then ignored

    Other than finding a new position and resigning your other option would be to stop doing the extra activities. Completely. Stop doing them. Wait for it to be mentioned and then state you were told you would be compensated for the extra activities tha...
  4. Can you give an opioid without a Dr's order?

    I'm going to assume the OP meant their colleagues are giving medications based on a verbal order or some sort of standing order from the Dr that hasn't actually been written/ signed yet. If that is the case I would say speak to a manager about t...
  5. Feeling Overwhelmed as a Charge Nurse

    That is just crazy, unsafe and completely unreasonable. Are the other units at your facility like this? Strangely I've noticed over the years some units within a hospital can be a lot worse than others. 2.5 years is plenty of time on this unit. Brush...
  6. Bedside Report

    I had an RN do this to me recently. She keep telling me to wait while she started what was clearly her full assessment. I told her "my shift is over and I am leaving, if you would like me to give you report I can do it now, if not you can find all th...
  7. 7 on - 7 off shift schedule

    I am sorry for your situation but ...... Your colleague who has been working there for 20 years already has the exact schedule that she wants, there is no alternative that she will like or accept. Her implying that she is open to suggestions just put...
  8. Quitting Before My Four Weeks Notice

    I understand your point about chronically understaffed units, I have work in a few over the years that were nothing short of dangerous and 4 weeks notice is just BS. BUT....unless you are at the very end of your career and don't really care wha...
  9. When you say "I sent my transcripts" do you mean you personally mailed a copy? or you requested your school to send a copy? I have transferred my license by endorsement multiple times and the BON's always required the transcripts directly from the sc...
  10. Will I get in trouble?

    Depends on the hospital management. It's possible that if expired supplies normally go in the bin that no one will care. It is also very possible that an upper management position maybe, the catheter although expired and therefore not suitable for pa...
  11. Burnt Out As A New Nurse

    That’s 12 hours of overtime every week. Are they paying the 12 hours overtime or do they have it written into your contract that there is no overtime?? I suspect it’s the latter. This was already a poor deal for you with the flipping from nights...
  12. Mid-Life Blues

    Is it possible to swap to different nights or day shift? At an awful former job we had basically had set nights. I loved the staff I worked with, occasionally I’d swap with someone on a different line to me and every shift was crap due to the other s...
  13. Reason enough to switch jobs?

    It's a great idea to have career goals and actively work towards achieving them but achieving them through spending months or years in a horrible job where you dread going to work.... that's a horrible idea. My first RN job was a residency program wi...
  14. My Coworkers are Driving Me Nuts

    When calling (full) report prior to transfer, which side is the IV on? So we can have the room set up and pumps ready...... Transport patient, RN MIA, no pumps in room, Charge RN needs full report as she didn't hear the full one you were required to ...
  15. Offensive Badge

    I’m going to move on from the fact that it was a poor choice to wear the badge, that has been addressed. As to your original question of what to do about it. I think you should write a letter to your manger apologizing for wearing the badge and the n...