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When does your shift begin?

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whipping girl in 07 has 7 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU, nutrition.

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When does your work begin?

  1. 1. When does your work begin?

    • When I clock in
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    • When I get report
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    • When I get report and look at the patient and make sure everything is to my satisfaction
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    • Work? What's that?
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JailRN specializes in correctional, psych, ICU, CCU, ER.

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I also do not clock in, they expect us to work EXACTLY our shift then leave. No OT, for a nurse being late, etc.

Of course, I don't work in a hospital setting, anymore, but when I did, I was one of those nurses who checked my pts minutes before report, to make sure they were clean, etc, but if there was a problem after report, would stay sometimes to help out. If I had to be somewhere, no, if not yes. That way, the next shift didn't expect it., but were greatful when it happened.

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TRAMA1RN has 15 years experience and specializes in ER.

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My "shift" is the dreaded night shift I am the only nurse in our ER LPN or otherwise. I always am in before 10:45 and I always start after getting report still well before 11:00 pm it doesn't matter if I have a full ER I am left alone, by the way I follow 3 nurses 2 RN's and an LPN and they usually call another nurse down from the floor. I NEVER get out of the ER before 7:10 because no one else comes in early for me. I stay late I come in early and I go in 95% of the time when asked. I love nursing and can forgive others for their lack of commitment but eventually I have confidence that things will change, because change begins with me.

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whipping girl in 07 has 7 years experience as a RN and specializes in ICU, nutrition.

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Thanks everyone for your responses. I was really upset after the night I'd had and I knew that 90% of the day nurses I work with (I work nights) would have jumped in and helped without bytching or being snide. I just wanted to see how other people felt about when they should start working. It's hard for me to feel sorry for the nurse relieving me when she has to hit the ground running when she's been hanging out waiting for me to get back for over 30 minutes. Sounds like everyone here is hard working and if an ALLNURSES hospital is ever created, it will be the best place ever to work.

YOU GUYS ROCK!!

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