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elijahvegas, ADN, EMT-P 7,570 Views

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    VCstudent, Zenren17, dosharn, and 4 others like this.

    Quote from Emergent
    I'm of the opinion that, we should do our due diligence before we accept a job. We need to find out specifics such as ratios, hours, etc. Then we make the commitment to work there. Unless you've been lied to, I think you should stay for more than 6 weeks.

    It's a common theme here, often a new grad who settles for the job they can get, who then wants to jump ship right away! I've seen different versions of this many times. I've heard various rationale, I hate nightshift , I'm not challenged on med-surg, I have too many patients in LTC, my coworkers are rude bullies, etc.

    There are some extreme situations of course, but generally speaking I think it's unprofessional to bail out of a job so soon.
    while i agree with the overall statement, where you lose me is where you mention

    "I hate nightshift , I'm not challenged on med-surg, I have too many patients in LTC, my coworkers are rude bullies, etc." as i find all of these pretty valid reasons to want to leave a job.

    i hate nightshift -- while nightshift mayve initially seemed like a good idea at the time, if its not working out for you, why damage your health and overall wellbeing and peace of mind for what i would consider no good reason either

    im not challenged on m/s-- if youre working in an environment that you dont feel challenged or an overall will or drive to do well, your performance slips, plain and simple. showing up to work becomes a drag and almost soul-crushing when you have no interest in what you're doing. again, why subject yourself to that?

    i have too many pts on LTC-- if you cant handle your workload, you become unsafe, and pts suffer. 'nuff said

    my coworkers are rude bullies-- we spend 12 hrs a day (ideally) with these people. if you factor in the fact that youre probably asleep for 8 hrs a day, you have 4 hrs of alone time you probably use to decompress after a shift. if you're anything like me, working a stretch of 3 or 4, you're only ever asleep, eating, driving to work and actually at work. so to have to spend so much of your awake/conscious time around pts that run you ragged, and then to be kicked around by your coworkers as well again makes very little sense to me.

    no job is perfect, and we all value and dislike many aspects of where we work and what we do. but theres only so much we should be expected to sacrifice in ourselves.

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    yeaa....but you did it wrong.

    whether you passed or not, the first thing the pvt checks for is a valid credit card number. meaning ALL the info has to be right. which is why most people urge you not do to it, because sometimes it snatches up your money.

    you put the wrong info in, automatically declining it and pretty much doing the trick wrong altogether.

    follow better directions, congratulations on passing

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    The labs will tell you if shes in real crisis. What was her retic count ?

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    Oh wow just saw your last post, haha welcome to all nurses, for the love of god do not use the NETY term here (nurses eating their young) youre going to get ripped to shreds especially since youre not evena nurse yet.

    if you think this is you getting "eaten" youre going to have an excruciating career.

    Abort mission, i repeat, abort mission!!

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    oystersinmay and not.done.yet like this.

    When the op said "now im 37 years old" that gave me a tinge of "im older and therefore ypu cant treat me like the other young'ns around here" that ends up translating into complications when a younger nurse ends up precepting and has to direct the student/orientee.

    With all the responses that have been posted, i dont imagine youll see or read this but if you do, i strongly suggest you restructure your outlook on what you feel youre owed or you deserve.

    Swim with the current, roll with the punches, and fly under the radar friend. Nothing good comes from swimming against the current.

    And for what its worth, i got into a big ordeal with my folks that ended in me being kicked out. Pride wouldnt allow me to room with a friend, so for nearly an entire semester i slept in my car, in the parking lot of campus. Still made it with no extensions, exceptions, or special treatment.

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    Both are going to teach you a very minimal amount of whats involved with nursing to be quite honest. Not alot of emergency medicine translates over to nursing school--in fact i found i got more confused tryibg to switch my brain from emergency to the basic nursing stuff you get taught.

    And as far as ekg classes go, that will help you maybe through the cardio section of schoolx which is like 3 chapters and maybe 4 tests throughout the program. And then the nclex will ask you maybe 2 or 3 ekg questions and theyre going to be basic as all heck.. like identify vfib, ideintify vtach and identify asystole

    If youre trying to pretty up your application maybe emt but only if it wobt delay you from applying. I find both of these options to be minimal yield in terms of payoff

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    Quote from cleback
    If you need to work during your education, np would be more doable than a PA program. Most pa programs highly discourage students working while in the program. On the other hand, most traditional np programs assume students will be working in the program.

    Also, would you be happy focusing on patient care? Or do you have any aspirations for a leadership position? I have only seen PAs in practice, whereas NPs seem to also get involved in hospital leadership. Not sure why that is, exactly, although a dnp program also typically has students learn about program development, eval, and some finance.

    If I were you, and I only wanted patient care practice, and could afford not to work during school, I would go the PA route honestly.
    Everything about this is wrong.

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    Ruas61, anewsns, cardiacfreak, and 1 other like this.

    Youll find a lot of bleeding hearts in hospice.

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    Why are we concerning ourselves with someone who views their colleagues by "rank"? I work woth pcts and doctors, we all work together, there are no "ranks".

    I smell the familiar stench of an inferiority complex here masked by the typical "man he has more education than i do but look how much smarter i am than him and im just a cna hawhawhaw"

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    Quote from klone
    Because I am a reasonable person and I go under the assumption that most other people are relatively reasonable as well, and YELLING at an applicant during an interview is not the actions of a person who has even a modicum of reasonableness.
    you're a nurse
    and you expect the average person to express a reasonable level of reason??

    now thats rich.

    i think if nursing has taught me anything its that the average person is astonishingly unreasonable and slightly out of touch with reality to some degree.

    i had a car salesman yell at me before, because we had a miscommunication about the price of a vehicle i was looking to purchase. and this is no exaggeration. he was full blown yelling. people were looking at us from all across the showroom. this escalated to the point where i stormed off outside, and he followed me outside to continue arguing. this was a salesman. someone who wanted to sell me something.

    THIS is how "reasonable" people can be bahaha

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    "My son says his throats been hurtinf him for a few days"
    "Okay we'll take a look"

    *does a throat swab*

    "Whats that for?"
    "Well were going to do a quick strep throat test"
    "Oh he cant catch strep throat "
    "...why not..?"
    "Because he had his tonsils removed years ago"

    To which i replied "did they remove his throat too?"

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    jeckrn and audreysmagic like this.

    Fail him. Hes not performing to the standards of competency. Period. Just because it feels like youre being vindictive it doesnt change the fact that he clearly isnt performing to even the minimum standards and probably wont by the end of the semester

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    Quote from nurserobinson281988
    Whether I find the requirements arbitrary is not the point, since I am not the person making admission decisions.
    When you are rejected from one of these schools and you call and ask what you can do to improve your chances, they say, "well your GPA is .1 less than the average of the people who were admitted, and you should retake that chemistry class you got a C in (10 years ago)", blah blah blah. They also say that they want you to have a year of ICU experience but the most competitive applicants will have two years of experience.
    As for your comment about "do you want someone with a 4.0 or someone who knows what they are doing?"..I would personally want someone who knows what they are doing but schools also want someone who has a high gpa because their pass rates on anesthesia boards are an indication of how good the program is. I agree with what you're saying about needing someone who can do their job well. When speaking with nurses in this nurse's ICU, they say he is just an average new grad-nothing amazing. So when thinking about his stats, I am fairly confident that he is the person who has a 4.0 but who hasnt been doing his job long enough to know what to do in a variety of critical situations.
    I totally get that. Truth be told re-reading your initial complaint i can see where youre coming from. Id be irked too having been rejected for barely meeting requirements while someone else just kinda slid in under the radar.

    But again, my advice is just to let it go, watch him sink or watch him float. And mind your own success in between.

    Good luck. I kinda envy you. Ive toyed with the idea of crna school but im not sure i could hack it. Get in there and kick some butt for th rest of us who wish we were you haha

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    Quote from nurserobinson281988
    I disagree, obviously. But thanks for your opinion. The point is that there are people who actually meet the requirements of the program who arent getting in.
    And you dont find the requirements arbitrary if people that dont meet them are still able to complete the coursework proficiently and competently?

    I dont need any medical professional to have a 4.0 gpa and top of his class. I need someone who knows what theyre doing and can do it well. This is what i expect from people who render my care as well as coworkers.

    Everything else is cannon fodder and splitting hairs