niko1999 RN BSN 4,775 Views
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And to be honest, I am scared ********. I've been a nurse for almost 5 years now, and have worked on some med surg floors, but I'm still shaking at the knees to think of what I will be going to (top NH hospital, teaching hospital ect.) I'm excited by the prospect of what I am about to get into (this has been a dream job and dream hospital of min for years), but I'm scared that I don't know enough' that I'm going to mess up royally, and it won't be a good fit (again, because it is where I have wanted for so many years, I am especially afraid of the grass is greener on the other side aspect). So, is there anything I should study up on before I start to help me be more comfortable and confident? Thanks!
Haha I learned that one in anatomy
So I have started taking classes to finish my bachelor's degree, but I'm contemplating doing an RN to MSN program instead (for CNL). I have 4 years of experience, so I'm not a brand new nurse, and I need to get ICU experience. But I'm not sure if going the MSN route, where I may not be rewarded a bachelor's degree would be a good idea? Or is a bachelor's degree the lowest requirement? The school I'm looking most closely into only says bachelor's degree requirement. And I am going to contact them, but anyone have experience having a masters with no BSN and going on the CRNA?
No, I didn't give the whole story. I too butted heads personality wise with one of the higher ups, and got in trouble previously for missing a colace order (no lie). As a result I was placed on probation, then the vanco thing happened. Lo2128, did you work where I did? lol. I sometimes wonder if messing up the vanco wasn't a self fulfilled prophecy. I hadn't been happy there for a long time and was looking for other jobs, and wasn't being quiet about it either. Thanks guys. Not looking for sympathy, I just want to make sure I'm not the only nut job lol
So this is kind of a vent, but I'm sure there are people out there who have had similar situations occur. My first nursing job I was fired from for making a med error(too little vanco) I own the mistake, it was my mistake to make, and I learned from it. Moving on. I get another job, and also start working for agency, because when I was a nurses aide, I loved agency. Well, I'm on contract right now that is up in two weeks, baylor weekends at a hospice house. My whole weekend just got cancelled due to low census. And I'm all concerned that it is because they decided they didn't want me anymore. Even though I know that most likely isn't the case, especially because they asked for me specifically. And it's a small facility, But my ego is still so incredibly bruised from something that happened almost a year ago that I get all concerned about stuff that really, is no reflection on me. I wish I could jsut get over it!
It depends on whether you were hired for full or part time. I do part time Home health and I work for that company anywhere from 8 to 14 hours a week. Depending on who is due for what when.
Most I have shared is I'm married ( I do wear my rings to work), I have no kids but I have a cat. Sometimes, depending on the patient, if we get on the subject, I will tell them about my eventual goal to go for anesthetist . And if they ask where I'm from, I will tell them the town I'm from, but nothing more. I think once I had a pt that had family in the same neighborhood as me, and I mentioned I lived in the nearby neighborhood.
So I have a pt who has different agencies for nursing, be it RN, LPN or caregivers, for services. As of the last day or so, the other service that provided regular nursing services for her, fired her nurse (we only go in every 90 days). This pt has some things going on that really SHOULD have been addressed by her other nurse and tended to already. My big question is, since we are technically the only nurse in there at the moment(I'm sure the other agency will provide a new nurse), is it going over by calling her primary and letting them know what is going on, and that she should be seen sooner than her scheduled apt that is in December? It's not anything that requires the ED, but she should probably have a CBC, BNP ect much sooner rather than later. Thanks guys! BTW I'm new to the home health care field too, I'm used to having a doctor either there to confer with immediately, or within the immediate future!
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who feels that way> I envy people who love their jobs, can't wait to go, and want to stay late. Most days it takes every bit of me to either not call in, or to even pull into the parking lot. I've only been a nurse for almost 9 months, but I do know this is not new grad angst, especially when talking to other nurses. Hope you find a place that you love!
I know we are technically not allowed to have our cell phones on us, because there are people who sit in the hallway and text message while on the clock. I think I am one of the only ones besides our PA and Dr's who use their cell phone to look up drugs (I have a pocket drug guide for nurses, and clinician drug guide and an Iv drug guid on my phone.) I think it's kind of a matter of finding out who is using their phone for texting, IE: PT and CNA and OT are most likely NOT looking up drugs when theyre in a pt room
Depending on where you work a new grad will make anywhere from 19-26 ish has been my experience thus far, degree type doesn't seem to make a difference in pay, it may just give you a leg up in a hospital
It's good to know I am not alone with this. Today was the second time in two weeks I drove home in tears, because my day was just that bad. And it doesn't start badly, but ends badly. I just started a month ago, and over the last couple of weeks have actually been taking patient assignments. And I haven't been with just one preceptor either, I have been with several, and while that helps in seeing what works and what doesn't, they don't all know where I am level and skill wise. Heck, I dont know where I am level and skill wise! I had a couple of stellar days, which help, because it gets me through the days like today, where all I want to do is hide in a corner and bawl like a baby because I am unable to get stuff done, I am overwhelmed, I'm getting yelled at by family members for a pt I don't even know, but was taking care of for all of two hours, trying to do my paperwork, give meds to my four patients, finish up on the other four patients that I nicely volunteered to take over at the end of the day for a couple of hours, give them THEIR meds, while trying to document(it's still ALL paper where I am!), and learn how to hang IV antibiotics and NS as well! Is how I felt for the last two hours of my shift. Fortunatley, everyone is very helpful, but I have to learn to accept help, one of my bigger downfalls, but AAAHHH. I was SO glad when today ended! I have had days where I dont' want to come in at all, I almost called in today, and wish I had!
NH. and I am offiflcial now!"
Yeah I have checked it like five times, and the BON like 5 times as well. Nothing on the BON yet, I will check during my lunch break tomorrow-hopefully I won't be working under an invalid license number since I have my temp
So I took my NCLEX this morning, and let me tell you, I have NEVER felt more defeated in my ENTIRE life, I didn't know a single thing I was answering! I shut off at 75, and, though part of me was hoping for it to, I still nearly hyperventilated and thought I was going to throw up. Anyway, a few hours after I got home, my friend(who has already got her license number and took her exam last week), persuaded me to do the PVT(I told everyone else to do it, and I was too chicken to myself!), and I got the good pop up But of course I don't quite believe that it could be true, because I really didn't know ANYTHING on there! So thoughts, hopes? LOL. I KNOW Im not the only one who has sat here after getting the good pop up still freaking out! (And I have checked it twice lol)
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