Because several of her friends are already employed by these facilities, she asked them for their thoughts."Central Hospital is a good place to work," said one friend.
"It is a dynamic, growing institution, always on the cutting edge of change.
And how will you get the experience you need with no experienced nurses to help you?
You must speak to our nurse manager about this.""I know I should, but she's so hard to reach.
Joe was called to come in on a busy Saturday afternoon just as his 5-year-old daughter's birthday party was about to begin. If you can't find someone else, call me back, and I'll come right in." Joe's manager was furious. If you knew that you wouldn't want to come in today, you should not have accepted on-call duty.
We pay you to be on-call, and I expect you to be here in 30 minutes, not one minute later, or there will be consequences."Joe decided that he no longer wanted to work in the institution.
Ronnie, however, still felt unsure of herself and often isolated.
"There have been times," she told Jan, "that I am the only registered nurse on the unit all night.
With his 5 years of operating room experience, he quickly found another position in an organization that was more supportive of its staff. Evans, 40 years old, was admitted to the medical-surgical unit from the emergency department with a diagnosis of acute abdomen.
He had a 20-year history of Crohn's disease and had been on prednisone, 20 mg, every day for the past year.