a few questions for a lvn or rn - answers are for a school paper

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samantha

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#1
Mar 21, 2014
 
hello, if you could please put you name (or a fake name if you would rather), weather your an LVN or RN and a little bit about the place you work (hospital, nursing home... etc) then answer a few of these questions

1. what are somethings that surprise you about your job?

2. is there anything you didn't anticipate about your job?

3. Have any advice for me about training in the nursing field?

4. Is there anything you would've done differently in the earlier stages of acquiring your career now with some hindsight?

5. What are some things people don't typically come out and say about nursing, but usually let people find out themselves "find out the hard way"

6. Why did you go into nursing? Is it what you expected? if not what did you expect and how is it different?

7. If there was something you could change about your job, or the school process into getting you job what would it be? how would you change it? Why would your change be better?

8. what is the difference between being an RN or LVN? in your opinion which would you prefer and why?

thank you for your time.
The Wandering Jew

Colonial Heights, VA

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Mar 23, 2014
 
I am a Registered Nurse with a Bachelors Degree in arts and got my RN in 1984.
1. Lack of supervision for the proper patient care and the core values of years prior, There are an overabundance of lazy subordinate workers and when the Charge or the Manager are or try to enact change, they are usually fired. You see, future RN, corporate is running the health care industry and it is about the dollar, the patient can go unfed, feces laden and soaked in urine while the lazy, insubordinate subordinate sits and hides from work or is simply defiant, usually with respect to race.
2.The first 15 years were great. I had a blast because my prime focus was on the very best of patient care and what the RN said, went. Now, the RN goes and the lazy indolent stays because the corporate will keep them because they get a government kick on the wage to keep them, so as long as they have a cna certificate, no unemployment. They cannot be terminated, even for the most egregious offenses I had seen and documented. I am 7 months away from drawing SSI and after this last 15 years of gross mismanagement by the management, I count the days. When I worked in Soviet Poland as a Nurse, There was one chair at the nurses desk and you had better move when the Nurse told you or you wee gone, on if's and's or but's.
3. Do not think, even in the deepest resources of your grey matter that there will be any one to help you, the character of the field has changed.
The Wandering Jew

Colonial Heights, VA

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Mar 23, 2014
 
4 No, in the first 15 years I was a take down specialist on the toughest psyche floors there were, because the doped up patient thought it prudent to inflict harm on others,. You see, with over 40 years of Martial Arts and 18 months in the jungles of southeast Asia as a member of an elite force made me a very good candidate to render this patient to a helpless state and to inject them. The turning point was that one had to have some bogus special training to encounter the vicious patient. They would pile in within the reach and the vicious patient would inflict major damage and cost the state insurance millions. The patient advocate would call me in and critique my performance on the camera, usually some obese non educated in the martial arts and give me pointers prior to firing me. Think about this. If the cna who works nights on a high acuity floor never sustains hurt, the stats are great, but one injury from the patient to the nurse could cost thousands in reparation. I unsuccessfully petitioned the state to let me institute my special program for the violent patient because 1 RN trained and two Black Belts trained couls harmlessly take down even the most violet offender, I created this program and instituted it myself in 4 major state hospitals, of course, trained the CNA men that were to accompany me, hand signals only, no injuries to the patient of staff ever, except, maybe the patient's ego for a brief period, then I would speak the real deal of the program with them.
5. Don't count on me.
6. I got into nursing because I had a job lined up in the north sea on a drilling rig with the Parker Brothers oil company on their medical team because I worked in the oil fields in north taxes for some years, from worms corner to derrick man/ relief driller, then I failed a class in my last nursing semester and the job was gone as the class came up once a year and I had to wait but pulled a B. and graduated. The only male nurse that yr.
7. The RN has the license to lose, not the cna or some clown that chooses to lean on your license. answer me this. How can an ADON, Nurse Supervisor be in a non management position when it is their license running the house usually, eh?
RN. shows you got what it takes, at least what it took in my days. My wife is a BSN and is on her first job, thinks she knows it all. I was in a little room about 10 years ago and this RN started to run her mouth saying that she was the greatest because she had been an RN for 5 years. I laughed and asked MRS. Smith, "How long/" 40 years, Then Mrs. Jones, "How long 27 years. I told her I had my license 25 years worked in two different countries and spoke 3 languages fluently. She was asked by me, "Aren't you just a baby with a 5 year old license1111?"
thank you for the priviledge
The Wandering Jew

Colonial Heights, VA

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#4
Mar 23, 2014
 
the first 4 got cut out but you get the hint. Just do your job abd keep your mouth shut, you are not going to enact any chance and you will see some of the most horrific nursing ever now.

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