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Hey, welcome to the site! I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you! So I... Read More

  1. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from shalp55
    Hi,

    My name is Stephen, finished my RN Online in March in Florida. Passed the boards in July and have been working part time as an RN and closing my most recent position as an exercise physiologist running a cardiac rehab program. It has been a stressful process. It is hard to get an idea of what being a floor nurse is all about on two shifts a week, especially when your preceptor is also the weekend CN.

    I just started to go F/T and realize more what I don't know than what I do know. I have found that I really need to have that other cup of coffee towards the end of my shift, otherwise the possibility for missing something just gets greater. So much to do, so much to record. I find time management to be the hardest to deal with. I am on a Med/Surg floor in a small communty hospital but we still seem to be getting a lot of admissions and discharges during a shift which really does not reflect the amount of work we end up doing. Anybody have any tips for keeping myself on track?
    Take up praying!

    Well I am half serious - the other is to write things down on your report sheet as you do them, because by the time I can document my mind is mush. If you can write a note halfway thru the shift it's good - then you just have to update it at the end.

    I know it is overwhelming - it is overwhelming sometimes for the most SEASONED of us. Just know it will get better.

    I wish there was something better I could give you - just - be patient with yourself!
  2. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from workerbea
    :hatparty: I am not sure just how to usethis site ..but I will get the hang of it. I am a nurse of 30 years working in Atlanta Ga. in the area of disease management. i am a christian that has been better than blessed over the years. Thank you for the welcome.

    Hi and welcome!

    If you go into the "search" mode you will see a thread called "We are Christian Nurse" - it hasn't been written on for several months, but it was very inspiring and supportive!

    Hope you find what you need on the site, if not, come by and I will try to help you with questions!

    God bless you!
  3. by   UFSN3
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new to the site and to nursing. I'm in my first year of nursing school, and although everything is going great, it's a lot of work! I've been reading through the Tips thread and those are already a big help.
  4. by   selaz
    Hello All!

    I just registered today. I am not a nurse but hope to be one some day! The amount of information I've received from reading all of your posts has been amazing! Just wanna say , "hi" and, "thanks!"
  5. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from UFSN3
    Hello Everyone,

    I'm new to the site and to nursing. I'm in my first year of nursing school, and although everything is going great, it's a lot of work! I've been reading through the Tips thread and those are already a big help.

    Welcome to the board! Keep up the good work!
  6. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Selaz
    Hello All!

    I just registered today. I am not a nurse but hope to be one some day! The amount of information I've received from reading all of your posts has been amazing! Just wanna say , "hi" and, "thanks!"

    Have you checked out the nursing career thread (below)? try it!

    http://allnurses.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=87
  7. by   conejo52
    Quote from zoeboboey
    Hey, welcome to the site!

    I really feel bad when I see all the threads from new people introducing themselves. There's just NO WAY that I could stop and post to each and every one of you!

    So I just wanted to say hey, how are you, and I hope you have a good experience!

    I'm 46, an RN trained in a diploma school in Maine (1981). I've done all kinds of nursing, my favorite being geriatrics, with Chemical Dependency a close second.

    I currently live in Maine, have a 17 year old son (who is just beginning driver ed, ugh!). I'm a Born Again Christian (3 years) but have to say that I am not one of those thumpers, LOL! How that happened is a long strange trip, I started out Catholic, tried all kinds of religion, no religion, etc. Then I ended up in AA (1985). I learned so much about tolerance, and the fact that God works miracles in EVERYONE's life, not just the "special" (wink) people.

    So along with being sober I've also had to deal with my mental health issues, depression/bipolar, anxiety, oh fun fun...

    SO - feel free to say hi, in this thread or through a private note! Happy you are here, lots of wonderful people! God bless! :hatparty:

    Feel free to post on this thread, and if I see you "around" I will say hello!



    *** edit, additional comment - If you leave a comment on this thread and no one answers you, please send me a private message and let me know. Sometimes the notification of a new post does not get sent to me - and I hate making people wait for a response! Thank you!
    Not sure how this works. Thanks zoe b., et al. I'm notified yesterday I am accepted to local ADN program. I'm 49, yardman the last 25 yrs., 15 yrs of recovery. Excited, scared , proud, curious mostly. My fabulous wife is behind me 100% as I've gotten fresh science credits (all A's) these last 4 semesters of night school. See ya 'round.
  8. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from conejo52
    Not sure how this works. Thanks zoe b., et al. I'm notified yesterday I am accepted to local ADN program. I'm 49, yardman the last 25 yrs., 15 yrs of recovery. Excited, scared , proud, curious mostly. My fabulous wife is behind me 100% as I've gotten fresh science credits (all A's) these last 4 semesters of night school. See ya 'round.

    Wow that's FABULOUS! Congratulations on your science credits, if you can do that you can do most anything! Good luck to you and congratulations on your recovery! Whoo hooo!
  9. by   Mythreeangels
    Hi. I've been reading this allnurses.com website for about a month. I laugh, cry and learn alot of new things. I decided it was time to start "talking".
    I am very happily married, 13+ years now, what a blessing my husband is to me. God has also blessed me with 3 kids, 1 boy(10yo) and two girls (8yo & 6 yo). I returned to school for nursing when my youngest was 13 months and completed and RN ADN two years later. I have enjoyed working postpartum in Oregon. We recently moved to East Texas and love it. I have now been in L&D for 10 months. I work in a smaller hospital that "does it all", L&D/PP/nursery. My biggest issue has been being thrown into the "charge position" 2 months ago and not feeling adequately prepared for the L&D charge part, as I'm very comfortable with the rest. I continue to ponder how much "fit throwing" I should do, or simply accept it and move on.
    We attend a small church that we thoroughly enjoy. My husband is back in school to be an RN. His heart is for ER with the thoughts of being a flight RN in the future. So, now it's my time to support and encourage him. Can't wait to post my questions, concerns and bloopers.
  10. by   Liddle Noodnik
    Quote from Mythreeangels
    Hi. I've been reading this allnurses.com website for about a month. I laugh, cry and learn alot of new things. I decided it was time to start "talking".
    I am very happily married, 13+ years now, what a blessing my husband is to me. God has also blessed me with 3 kids, 1 boy(10yo) and two girls (8yo & 6 yo). I returned to school for nursing when my youngest was 13 months and completed and RN ADN two years later. I have enjoyed working postpartum in Oregon. We recently moved to East Texas and love it. I have now been in L&D for 10 months. I work in a smaller hospital that "does it all", L&D/PP/nursery. My biggest issue has been being thrown into the "charge position" 2 months ago and not feeling adequately prepared for the L&D charge part, as I'm very comfortable with the rest. I continue to ponder how much "fit throwing" I should do, or simply accept it and move on.
    We attend a small church that we thoroughly enjoy. My husband is back in school to be an RN. His heart is for ER with the thoughts of being a flight RN in the future. So, now it's my time to support and encourage him. Can't wait to post my questions, concerns and bloopers.
    Always happy to meet a new face

    I have a hard time with doing charge myself when I am on a new unit - seems like I should get "broken in" first - EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! But unfortunately it is always before we feel ready - I guess that's how we get ready - but would ya want to learn to swim on the deep end? Oh well... good luck and let us know how you make out! Congrats to you AND your hubby - a 2-nurse family :hatparty: and happy together! - happy for you!
  11. by   lovendove
    From a fellow newbie, "WELCOME". I love this site... hard to find time to keep up with posts between work, school, and the little sleep im getting.

    Mythreeangels, I LOVE texas... we almost ended up in arlington/mansfield but my husband couldn't find work there with his credentials. Maybe one day we'll make the move.
    My lab professor was the director of a L&D unit. She's awesome... really loves the work. Dunno what I want to do when I finish school. Just know that I want to be running around and so busy that the shift flies by

    Take care
  12. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from lovendove
    Dunno what I want to do when I finish school. Just know that I want to be running around and so busy that the shift flies by

    Take care
    that will be NO problem in the hospital setting of today!
  13. by   lovendove
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    that will be NO problem in the hospital setting of today!
    LOL Cool, I love busy days... they go by so fast.

    I was thinking OR because I do some surgery now (dental/oral surgery) but i'm not sure about standing and retracting for hours on end. Then I was thinking ER but mostly because I expect it to be like the show lol.

    I dunno what the lord has in store for me... can't wait to find out

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