Yes folks, you read it right….I quit my job this weekend.
Why is that you ask?
Because nursing believe it or not, is NOT about caring for patients…
it’s about hospitals,milking you for all you’re worth and trying NOT to get sued…
it’s about nursing homes looking the other way when it comes to abuse and asking nurses to jeopardize their license and let things illegal happen,
just to have a bed filled.
Those are games that, I just refuse to play.
Many nurses play those games though,
and lose their license.
They have yet to learn that, in this field, the name of the game is to protect your license, not your job.
This is nursing, you can always find another job but, what happens when your license is gone?
When I was a nurse at nursing home once, one of my patients was fed through a tube in her stomach,
well, her son would visit and pour any and everything down his mother’s tube..totally against the law because he was jeopardizing the patient AND the nurse on duty license.
The Director of Nursing knew about all of this because he had a medical bag full of shit in his mother’s room and what did she do?
Why? Because he’s not working on her license..it’s falls on the nurse on duty AND it’s a bed filled.
A resident was sitting in a wheelchair and the nursing assistant went to put his sock on.
She raised his leg so high that, she actually flipped him backwards in the chair.
He hit his back and head so hard, it sounded like a bowling ball hitting the floor…he ended up with a fractured spine.
He died a week later.
They blamed the accident on….the chair.
That assistant is still working there.
Why? Because they sweep things under the rug.
I’ve been a nurse a long time and I worked in the long-term aspect of it for about 10 years and the neglect and abuse was so rampant that,
I just couldn’t take it anymore.
For the longest time, I was like…who the hell really cares about these people.
I got my answer…..no one really.
Family members would put their loved one there thinking it’s safe but, in all actuality,
elder abuse is rampant.
Patients money gets stolen, their jewelry as well.
And when you’re someone like me, who refuses to play the game.
You have to move on because, sadly, it doesn’t change.
Yall remember the post where the nurse got the beatdown by the CNA right?
Well,at this facility, a nurse actually charted that, a patient was having trouble breathing…
and that nurse did not call the doctor to get an order to send the poor patient to the hospital.
And that nurse is still working there.
Clearly medical negligence at hand here.
But, that nurse is white…
something else that happens in this field.
A black nurse will get reported to boards for something trivial, and a white nurse could be stealing narcotics and simply be “asked” to resign.
Yeah, that’s rampant in this field also.
It’s amazing the things that go on in buildings… behind closed doors.
And I know it’s not just this profession that it happens in but, the difference is….
you’re dealing with someone’s life here.
It’s sad when you have to actually tell someone that, you’re a nurse for them to be on their P’s and Q’s regarding your loved one in a hospital…
had to pull that one too many damned times.
It makes no sense to me.
So, yeah….I quit my job…
wasn’t the first time,
sure it won’t be the last.
Because, my integrity is not up for sale.