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Years Experience on the white board

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My hospital wants us to start writing our years of experience on the whiteboard in our patients' rooms. Good idea, right? Except for nurses like me; I only have two years experience. So putting this:

Name, RN

2 years experience

on the whiteboard... Is that reassuring to a patient? Or scary? lol. Honest opinions welcome.

I haven't been complying with this so far.

Bortaz, MSN, RN

Specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU. Has 12 years experience.

Bortaz, RN

2 weeks experience.

Uh...

I think this is counterproductive. As a patient, I would not question my nurse's experience level unless there was some valid reason to do so. Why bring the subject up? To make the patient have something to worry about?

Bortaz each day, I would add to the number of days experience and try to laugh it off with the patient. They would be placing you in an already awkward position!

Bortaz, MSN, RN

Specializes in CDI Supervisor; Formerly NICU. Has 12 years experience.

Bortaz each day, I would add to the number of days experience and try to laugh it off with the patient. They would be placing you in an already awkward position!

Bortaz, RN

15 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes experience.

Bortaz, RN

15 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes experience.

Yes, I totally agree with this rendition! Put in the time of your last bathroom break while you are at it! Too bad they won't see the seriousness of your response to such an asinine request.

PostOpPrincess, BSN, RN

Specializes in M/S, MICU, CVICU, SICU, ER, Trauma, NICU. Has 19 years experience.

I tend to be passive aggressive with this ridiculous AIDET crap.

So I would probably put....

JK

Years of experience: None

Days as a nurse: One

How ridiculous!

I guess I would have to put TNTC, (or maybe NOYB).

rbyrdrn

Specializes in Emergency. Has 6 years experience.

Yep we are doing the AIDET stuff too...let me guess, is it a CHS facility? We have recently placed boards in our er rooms, although we have not been asked to write down our experience. My reply is usually "Today's my first day" when they ask me how long I have been a nurse, right about the time I'm putting in their IV.

Bortaz, RN

15 days, 4 hours, 12 minutes experience.

That's just funny. Laugh out loud kind of funny. :yeah:

I haven't been complying with this so far.

Of course you haven't - it is a stupid practice.

I can almost guarantee that whichever administrator thought this was a good idea never even considered following up on whether it was being done or not. If his or her thought process went that deep, they would not have pulled it out of their rear end in the first place.

It will soon be forgotten.

DLS_PMHNP, MSN, RN, NP

Specializes in Psychiatry. Has 12 years experience.

Of course you haven't - it is a stupid practice.

I can almost guarantee that whichever administrator thought this was a good idea never even considered following up on whether it was being done or not. If his or her thought process went that deep, they would not have pulled it out of their rear end in the first place.

:yeahthat::yeahthat::yeahthat:

I have serious doubts that 'administration' has ever worked at the bedside. Sheesh!!

nursemike, ASN, RN

Specializes in Rodeo Nursing (Neuro). Has 12 years experience.

Nursemike, RN

16 years, 8 months, 2 days to retirement.

jessiern, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg.

JessieRN

2 decades experience crammed into 3 years

Least that's how some shifts make it feel!

rbyrdrn

Specializes in Emergency. Has 6 years experience.

Nursemike, RN

16 years, 8 months, 2 days to retirement.

Now thats what needs to be written on the whiteboard!:chuckle

Not_A_Hat_Person, RN

Specializes in Geriatrics, Home Health. Has 10 years experience.

Why did they think this would be a good idea?

Ruby Vee, BSN

Specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching. Has 40 years experience.

four years, nine months and 30 days 'til retirement. and counting.

HouTx, BSN, MSN, EdD

Specializes in Critical Care, Education. Has 35 years experience.

LOL - I love some of these responses. But I am puzzled about the reasoning behing the original request. Are they equating amount of experience with competency? As an educator, I can attest to the fact that there is no real correlation. Achieving competency/ expertise is not simply a matter of showing up.. it takes effort. I have encountered many 'experienced' nurses who seem to be repeating year one over and over again.