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Shookclays ASN, BSN, CNA, RN

Psychiatric RN & Retired Psychiatric CNA
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Shookclays has 1 years experience as a ASN, BSN, CNA, RN and specializes in Psychiatric RN & Retired Psychiatric CNA.

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    I've Been Employed at 7 Facilities as a New Grad RN

    Update: Here is why I feel as though I could not stay on a job. The specialties was not for me. I was infatuated with having a certain title and living up to the standards of certain specialties (medical/critical care) and the bragging rights that I THOUGHT, came along with it. Now after sitting down and saying *blank* how the medical world views the hierarchy of nurses, I'm going to do what I KNOW my purpose is. And just as I did during clinical here, I still love it as a nurse.
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    I've Been Employed at 7 Facilities as a New Grad RN

    No, certainly not. I will never add all of those jobs to my resume or any application. Selling myself and skills during interviews, even writing a one page paper about the facility and why I would like to work there. . And also being in an area that's in a desperate need for RNs.
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    I've Been Employed at 7 Facilities as a New Grad RN

    Oh I've always loved your posts Mr. Daveyyyyy Jonezzz . Anywho, I'm very introverted and quiet but also VERY temperamental when it comes to anyone that I'm caring for especially when they're being done wrong. But maybe I need to see a therapist because there's no middle ground to my emotions... Either I'm the sweetest of the sweet(93%) or Lucifers tastebuds(7%), nothing in between. But thank you for your response! Well no, I stay in a small city but a midsized metropolitan is 30 min away. I'm never prone to chaos at all, the only time chaos happened was when I stood up and tried to be a patient advocate and went from 0-100 QUICKLY! Besides that job (which I don't think was worth being fired over) , all of the ones were actually due to me, I was too sensitive and I can admit that. I'm not interviewing for another job, I actually have it. And I love it. I have been trying to get into the facility since nursing school. Of anything happens this time. I'm going to keep my peace and let me Bluetooth earphones keep peaceful sounds in my ear(raining/thunderstorms/lighting/oceans). Idk why I didn't try this previously but this keeps me so serene and calm. World War Z could hit this hospital and I'm still not leaving lol. It's psych as well, which I worked years in as a CNA. Thank you!!
  4. Short version (tl;dr) been an RN since January 2019. Over 6 jobs. Finally accepted my dream job and can't find myself to get excited as I should due to fear of something bad happening. Also received my BSN very recently. Long story: This sounds bad I know. First job: I worked, it was because of me not feeling as though I was getting adequate training (ICU) . Second job: (One of the largest Healthcare organizations in my state with almost a building for every specialty.) (Ortho/neuro med surg unit) Totally my fault, even though I was hired for night shift, no one told me that I had to work days for 5 weeks before we going to nights. I hate days with a passion plus I was back in school for RN-BSN, so I never went back after the first day,i really did like it but I just couldn't do days. Third job: (Freestanding psych facility) The guy instructor was too touchy Feely on me and after telling him to stop, he threatened me and said that he'd flunk me from orientation, it didn't go past Orientation because I left after one week (didn't even get to work the floor). Fourth job: My first time at a nursing home, doing only treatment nursing( didn't have any advanced skills/ guidance or for someone to slap some sense into me and tell me that I wasn't as nearly ready for treatments (over 100+ residents) which included wounds and changing trachs/drains etc... but just because nurses are scarce in my area especially rns, they threw me to the wolves!!!) Left after one month. Fifth job: LOOOOVED IT! It was long term care working nights(first 8 hr shift nursing job, working 4 on 2 off ) . No problems whatsoever, and was the longest I had ever been on an RN job(almost 3 months) . I even told my parents that this was going to be the job I keep until I'm done with grad school. Welppp, one day an influx of residents from another facility come in(we had zero knowledge about and had only found this out an hour before arrival even though the administrators knew weeks prior) and my residents were having panic attacks and calling family members because they room were being used with people who were incompatible, the outside residents were very sick from a long ride and some hadn't even had their insulin or oxygen and were being given food during triage without knowledge of their diet or allergies. I was trying to tell the managing staff including, the DON, administrator and regional person(the boss I guess) because I have always been an advocate for my patients. I guess they took this as me being belligerent and not wanting to care for the extra 30+ people on top of my 35+ regular residents. I stood up for what I thought was right , and didn't back down. Well it cost me my job. I was fired for "insubordination" aka arguing about safety to the DON/NFA/and the Region Director of Operations(the head of everything ) after simply stating that these people are sick and we need more staff(we were told that they would bring their own staff, but of course THEY DID NOT!) It took me weeks to finally sit and analyze if nursing was for me, I really believed that that the last nursing home would've been where I planted myself at and flourished. Sadly mistaken. I even went as far as to tell my mom that it seems as though to make it in Nursing nowadays, you can't have a caring and compassionate spirit towards people. I take 100% full responsibility of my previous actions with other jobs and I also believe that the last job could've been handled differently on both sides but after talking to my awesome elderly LPN's and RNs, I knew that everything was going to be better and there were quite a few who went through this in there first year of nursing ............. but in the back of my head, I still felt like if I'm speaking up for those who can't speak for themselves I'd get kicked in the butt and it makes me my not want to speak up for anyone anymore. Even though nursing isn't a passion for me, I have a naturally caring, compassionate, motherly soul (team cancer ). My feelings can go from 0-100 QUICK. Anywho, I've received yet another interview, but it's from the organization's, that I've been trying soooo long to get into since clinical which was 1-2 years ago. I'm excited but I'm still timid because it seems as though something is jinxing me, or someone has sent negative energy my way(In my culture I wholeheartedly believe that otherworldly energies are real such as /voodoo/obeah/santeria etc... Anyone out there that's experienced this or know anyone who has? Advice, ideas?....
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    Strike Nurse Practitioners?

    Thanks Thanks for responding! I am becoming an NP for many reasons not only to work in striking.
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    Strike Nurse Practitioners?

    Hello all, I've been doing some research on strike nursing and it seemed very interesting to me. One youtuber stated she made $16000 in two days; I went from there . Then I thought about my plans to immediately go back to grad school in Fall '19. So being a strike RN isn't plausible unless I become an NP but use my RN for a year or two and do strikes, while working part time as an NP. My question is, do NPs have this type of work?
  7. Thanks for the advice! Oh gosh, how I would love to be working in psych right now. But ya know the "one year in med-surg" got to me.
  8. A couple of weeks ago I accepted a Med-Surg position but was told it would be 3 on 4 off but the policies have changed and my manager didn't notify me until the schedule was posted. I've worked this type of schedule before but it was so tiring. 1 week- work Mon/Tues, Off Wed/Thurs, work Fri/Sat/Sun 2nd week- off Mon/Tues, work Wed/Thurs/ off Fri/Sat/Sun When I worked this schedule as a CNA, it was very tiring. Can I request the 3 on 4 off? I'm also back in school for my BSN and would like to finish it in one semester.
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    Why the high turnover in behavioral health?

    An absolutely amazing comment!
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    Med-Surg vs. ICU for a Broad Knowledge Base

    This is what a family member who has been a nurse, now a Pedi. NP, told me. She once worked there and said that it is the best hospital to not only gain open communication skills (b/c of the small country area) but also a broad range of knowledge and nursing skills. Thank you for your input!
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    Med-Surg vs. ICU for a Broad Knowledge Base

    Thank you!
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    new grad nurse med surg

    Here is an amazing report sheet especially for med surg. Buy a clipboard that can open, and have extra prints handy for other patients. I'm pretty sure other nurses can chime in with their input. Good luck!
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    Med-Surg vs. ICU for a Broad Knowledge Base

    I always enjoy your posts. Thank you! I have accepted it.
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    Eating the patients' food?

    I worked nightshift on a geri-psych floor and alot of the diabetic patients refused their sandwich boxes, turkey and cheese with a diet sprite and lorna doone cookies. Jesusss. They were so good. The hospital will throw them out anyway. Waste not, want not.
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    Med-Surg vs. ICU for a Broad Knowledge Base

    Wow! Do you work ICU in a rural community?
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    Med-Surg vs. ICU for a Broad Knowledge Base

    Gooood memory! Yes I was, then I took OB and although my love for babies is tripling everyday lol, I could never work there. Too many ethical issues especially when half of my patients were being taken by the state. It takes a special person for the NICU. Nursing school will certainly show where your strengths and weaknesses are. I'm not ashamed to admit that.
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