so, i graduated in '04 and passed the rn boards that same year. well, i am now precepting students as most staff nurses do and i can see where i once was. the young nurse out to save everyone and help in any which way i can. wait, i still do that...to a degree. but i've become that which that i knew i never would be....jaded. and you know what did it? the drug seekers, they jobless that refuse to get a job, the healthcare abusers, the meal seekers, and the patients that just want to waste your time, get discharged and them go directly to triage to do it again! i only wish i had such time. it must be fun for them. frustrating for me!
im on shift yesterday and i had a student. very nice, very bright young girl about to graduate. and im trying to sit on my butt and work on my decubitus ulcer. and every second she's asking me to help with this that and the other. don't get me wrong, im a worker, i am a runner. but sometimes....you just want to have a sore butt, you know? and im not knocking the student either, she helped me immensly that day as did my coworkers with my critical patients.
also, since this is my first blog, you'll hear stories from present past and the unforseen future, in no particular order. if you don't like, please feel free to pretend you do like.