For an experienced nurse who doesn't know anything

  1. I have a very weird questions for all the nurses who work for ambulatory services out there. I know my specialty and I know what am doing day in and day out. I have been in my specialty for 6 years, I am the most experienced and the best nurse in my place ( I just got a reward for that) but there is one problem.
    Since I have not worked on the "floor" for so long, I start to forget about meds that you give for cancer pt, HTN, Diabetic pt....
    I want to be a good nurse and I really want to keep my nursing knowledge. Can anyone suggest any good website? or books (easy to read ones) that i can use to help me remembering all the clinical nursing stuff? Please do not tell me to go back to work on the floor because I am too spoiled now at my work, I don't think I can ever do floor nursing again. Thanks!
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   GrumpyRN63
    Why not get a subscription to one of the monthly publishings such as nursing2007,, they'll update you on current practices, changes, new meds etc, easy reading, prety general accross the board
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    Advance Magazine for RN and LPNs are free and sent to both, email and snail mail either once a month or bi-weekly. Also, Nurses Quick Check Series for Diseases, Skills, and Laboratory Tests is a great investment. I know what you mean. I started working for a clinic as soon as I graduated. I have weekends and all major holidays off. I do side work for agencies, but never plan to work the floors permanently.
  5. by   moliuchick
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    Advance Magazine for RN and LPNs are free and sent to both, email and snail mail either once a month or bi-weekly. Also, Nurses Quick Check Series for Diseases, Skills, and Laboratory Tests is a great investment. I know what you mean. I started working for a clinic as soon as I graduated. I have weekends and all major holidays off. I do side work for agencies, but never plan to work the floors permanently.
    You started working for a clinic as soon as you graduated? And you also work for agencies? What kind of work do you do for the agencies? The reason why I asked is that I want to work for the agencies too but I only have endo experience. One of the agencies that I contacted asked if I had experience in pre-op and recovery. I would say yes but only pre-op and recovery in the endo center. I have never done that in a hospital or same day surgery setting. I wonder if they will take me as their agency nurse. I can't wait to do agencies work, they pay like double for whatever I am doing now.
  6. by   LiverpoolJane
    I would agree with the previous reply - I work on a renal ward but I also work my hospital nurse bank and will work in the ER from time to time to keep myself updated. I find it easier learning when working in a situation rather than from journals, it helps when you can draw on past expeirence
  7. by   moliuchick
    Quote from LiverpoolJane
    I would agree with the previous reply - I work on a renal ward but I also work my hospital nurse bank and will work in the ER from time to time to keep myself updated. I find it easier learning when working in a situation rather than from journals, it helps when you can draw on past expeirence
    I know what you mean, I am a hands on person. I learn more if I actually work in the hospital settings. If I decide to work on the "floor" or "er" I will have to start as an "trainee". I will probably get paid $19 per hour and go through tons of dumb classes before I start working. And the sadest part is that I will have to work 12 hours per day and never get my christmas off. I don't think I will ever what to work on the floor or ER . It is a nightmare. My family needs me more than anything.

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