kbrn2002 ADN, RN

Geriatrics, Dialysis

RN from WI

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kbrn2002 has 20 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis.

RN experienced in geriatrics and wound care. Now with Dialysis.

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    Forced To Change Shifts

    Seniority might count for something if a position opened, then a more senior employee might get the OPEN position depending on union contract or facility policy. Seniority does not however give an employee the right to force somebody out of a positi...
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    It's not uncommon at all for paperwork from one agency to not be transferred to another with the patient. As this resident is enrolled in Hospice odds are there is a signed POLST, your facility just doesn't have it. That being said you do need a sign...
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    NCLEX stop at 131-132 items

    It's hard not to obsess about it but honestly you can pass...or fail at any number after the mandatory minimum. So, since you posted on Monday odds are you have your results. Are congratulations in order?
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    RN in MN with likely felony charge

    First I am sorry you are going through this. It's scary how much influence one bad decision can have on your future and I am sure this situation you find yourself in is beyond stressful for you. I'm glad you are already in contact with an atto...
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    Best Remote Nurse Jobs?

    I agree what you are feeling is beyond job burnout. Nobody should be so miserable in a job that their life outside work is so negatively affected. From reading your posts I am thinking you need to get out of the job you are in now. Even if you t...
  6. Of course that's the usual way those conversations go. For the vast majority of nurses we are working because we can't afford not to. Our complaints, no matter how valid have about about zero influence on the decision makers in those administrative...
  7. I never worked a single day in the hospital setting in my 20 years of nursing. Never wanted to. I had a job as an RN lined up already in the LTC I worked in as a CNA pretty much the minute I told my employer I was going to nursing school. I stayed t...
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    I Want Decent Health Benefits! Is That Too Much to Ask?

    That's been an issue for me as well. It's a big part of the reason I left my former employer and made the change I did. My old insurance for just myself and my husband was $500/month premiums with a $6000 deductible per person for just medical. The ...
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    Last chance RNJob

    There has to be some non-hospital jobs within an hours travel. Look into clinics, especially if there are any affiliated with your employer as you could possibly transfer. There's definitely advantages if that's a possibility. Usually internal hires...
  10. I suppose the level of patient's interest in our personal lives kind of depends on the work setting. In the traditional hospital setting you aren't usually establishing a long term relationship with the patient so there's little beyond the basics tha...
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    Feeling Unvalued

    Sadly this doesn't surprise me. If they are using travel nurses most of those contracts have language that the travel nurses contracted hours are guaranteed paid even if they don't work so of course they will never get cancelled. Since they are gett...
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    Diary of a Nurse Who is Not 'Exceptional'

    I can't agree more. Excellence on paper does not always translate to excellence of care. The push for more accreditations, more committees, more focus groups, etc. either takes time away from providing the care we are there to provide or adds more ...
  13. It could indeed be a misinterpretation on your part. Have you considered the possibility that upper management seems to take more time with her and find more help for her not because they respect her more than you but because she needs it more than y...
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    Will I Lose My License? | Knowledge is Power

    I get the BON newsletters for both MN and WI as I am licensed in both states. The vast majority of license suspensions, revocations and practice limitations are drug/alcohol related. Diversion or being under the influence at work or both seem to be t...
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    When answering the call... light, that is.

    A really sweet little lady in the SNF put on her call light when we were super busy. I answered her light and asked her what I could do for her. Her answer was nothing, I saw how busy you were so I put on my light so you could come in and take a bre...